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USCS RACING WEEKLY RADIO PROGRAM REMINDER**

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 Laps:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

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

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

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

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

GRAY TAKES 90TH USCS CAREER WIN AT LAURENS COUNTY SPEEDWAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

United Sprint Car Series News Release: Contact – PETE WALTON – (770) 865-6097

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

United Sprint Car Series News Release: Contact – PETE WALTON – (770) 865-6097

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

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

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

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

DID NOT TRANSFER TO MAIN EVENT:

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

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

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 19th & 20th

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Admission prices are

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 40 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 27 LAPS:

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

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

UNITED SPRINT CAR SERIES PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

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

USCS HOOSIER 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

In addition to the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars the racing card includes a special event for the Limited Modified division of race cars paying $1000 to the winner. Also on the program are the Outlaw type open wheel modified, Street Stock and Factory Stock divisions.

Race fans are sure to get their money’s worth with a full night of non-stop family entertainment that includes a guarantee of plenty of thrills, chills and spills from the time the green flag flies for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint car Hoosier Speed Dash race until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening.

Gates open at 5:00 pm on Saturday with racing action at 7:30 pm. General admission is $20 dollars for adults. $10 for kids 7-12 and 6 and under are FREE. Jackson Motor Speedway is located at 5448 Old Byram Road, Byram, MS 39272. For more info on the track, Please visit www.jacksonmotorspeedway.net or call 601-331-6827 or 601-577-4994. For more information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour and K&N Filters USCS Modified series please visit www.uscsracing.comm or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars invade Hattiesburg Speedway for Round #1 of the USCS Sprint Car Speedweek on Friday night! (5/27)

Atlanta, GA – May 25, 2016 – The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline the action packed racing card at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on this Friday, May 27th at 7:30 pm. The event for the United Sprint Car Series is the Round #1 opener of their 11th Annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek. This will be the first ever visit by the series to the hte historic track.

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

The event is the opening event night for the (seven race over nine day) USCS Sprint Speed Week 2016. The event at Hattiesburg Speedway awards the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers with both USCS Outlaw Thunder National championship and Mid South Thunder Tour regional series championship points. The USCS Mid-South regional series competes in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The event is expected to draw drivers from seven or more states including some of the top ranked drivers in North America.

In addition to the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars the Nesmith Crate Late Models, Open Wheel Modified, Nesmith Street Stock, Outlaw Street and Pure Street Stock divisions keep an action-packed racing card busy all night long.

Race fans are sure to get their money’s worth with a full night of non-stop family entertainment that includes a guarantee of plenty of thrills, chills and spills from the time the green flag flies for the USCS Hoosier Speed Dash race until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening.

Hattiesburg Speedway is located at 4663 US 49 Highway, Hattiesburg, MS 39401. For more info on the track, Please visit www.hattiesburgspeedway.net or call For more information about the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour please visit www.uscsracing.comm or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Danny Martin, Jr. completes USCS weekend sweep at Needmore Speedway on Saturday.

Norman Park, GA - Saturday, May 14, 2016 - USCS photo - For the second night in a row, Danny Martin, Jr. raced from the K&N Filters Pole Position starting spot into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the 20-lap USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event on Saturday night before the largest crowd in track history and a capacity crowd at Needmore Speedway. The win ran Martin’s career win total to 26 victories in USCS competition.

Martin led every lap, on his way to the winner’s share paycheck. Four caution periods and a red flag for 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year Nick Snyder’s spectacular crash in turn three on lap nine kept the field close behind him. Snyder who hales from Marco Island, Florida was chasing Martin past a lapped car and launched his #116 off the right rear of the car and took a nasty ride over the guard rail and into the catch fence.

After Snyder’s untimely exit, 14 year-old Rookie of the Year contender Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida took over the runner-up spot in the race order. Sams III held on to the spot for five laps before fading to third place on lap 14. At that point, 2015 USCS National sprint car Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee , who started inside the second row, took up the chase after Martin. Just like on night #1 of the two-night contest, Turpen chased Martin across the line in the runner-up spot.

Danny Sams III held on to the final podium spot and finished in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Just like on the previous night as well, 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee raced across the finish line in fourth place. Young gun Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama had a much improved performance from Friday night and rounded out the top five drivers.

The next group of finishers was led by Jacksonville, Florida’s Shawn Murray, who was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, bur lost the K&N Filters Pole Position via the re-draw to the eventual feature winner (Martin). Murray had a stellar performance and his season’s best finish so far in sixth place. The current USCS Rookie of the Year points leader, Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia followed Murray to the final stripe in seventh place after starting fourteenth. Another Rookie of the Year contender, Tanner Witherspoon, also from Jacksonville, placed eighth. Darren Orth also a Jacksonville, Florida entry finished ninth followed by past USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina who rounded out the top ten drivers.

Danny Martin, Jr. also captured the evening’s the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash to kick off the action. Danny Sams III got his second qualifying heat race win of the weekend when he rolled to victory in the 8-lap Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Then, veteran Terry Gray charged to the checkers first to claim the win in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat.

After a six was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Danny Martin, Jr. received the K&N Filters Pole Award and starting position. Rookie driver Brandon Taylor passed the most cars in the A-main for the second night in a row (7) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 20th anniversary 2016 schedule on Friday, May 27th at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with the 11th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek Round #1 of seven events scheduled to transpire over nine days.

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

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars results Needmore Speedway results for Saturday, May 14, 2016.

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. 24-Danny Martin, Jr.; 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen; 3. 10-Terry Gray; 4. 43-Terry Witherspoon; 5. 116-Nick Snyder; 6. 07-Brandon Taylor.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps): 1. 24d-Danny Sams III[1] 2. 116-Nick Snyder[4] 3. 22-Shawn Murray[8] ; 4. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[3] ; 5. 21b-Brandon McLain[5] 6. 34-Darren Orth[7]; 7. 43-Terry Witherspoon[2] 8. 07-Brandon Taylor[6].

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps): 1. 10-Terry Gray[1] ; 2. 10M-Morgan Turpen[3]; 3. 29-Kyle Amerson [4] 4. 24-Danny Martin Jr. [6]; 5. 28-Jeff Willingham[2]; 6. 0x-Clint Weiss[5]; 7. 67-Jake McLain[DNS]

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N A-main May 14m 2016

@ Needmore Speedway - 20-laps

1. #24 - Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 2. #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 3. # 24D - Danny Sams III, Sarasota, FL 4. #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #29 - Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 6. #22 - Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 7. #07 - Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA 8. #99 - Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 9. #34 - Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 10. #21B - Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 11. #28 - Jeff Willingham., Ripley, MS 12. #0X - Clint Weiss, Jessup, GA 13. #116 - Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 14. # 67M - Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 15. #43 - Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 16. #83 - Bob Auld, Largo, FL (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #24 Danny Martin, Jr. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #24D Danny Sams III BMRS Second Heat: #10 Terry Gray. K&N Filters Pole Award: #24 Danny Martin, Jr. JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #24D Danny Sams III (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #24D Danny Sams III Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #07 Brandon Taylor Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #29 Kyle Amerson Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #22 Shawn Murray Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #07 Brandon Taylor

DHR Suspension 8th place: #99 Tanner Witherspoon DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #21B Brandon McLain

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

 

 

USCS SPRINT SPEEDWEEK FINAL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

USCS Sprint Speedweek 2016 Schedule kicks off Friday, May 27th (7 races in 9 days)

Atlanta, GA – May 08, 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com 20th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour has announced its most intense and exciting USCS Sprint Car Speedweek in nearly a decade for the 2016 and 11th annual version of the popular mini-tour. The 2016 USCS Sprint Speedweek will visit seven speedway in four states over the nine day schedule running from Friday, May 27th through Saturday, June 4th.

The United Sprint Car Series will visit a new speedway to the series for the Round #1 Speedweek opener when it travels to Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Friday, May 27th. On the following night, Saturday, May 28th, the series makes its 4th annual Speedweek visit to famed Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi for the Ival Cooper Memorial Race and Round #2 of the 2016 USCS Sprint Speedweek. Last season’s USCS Speedweek opened at JMS and was won by 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar.

After the event at Jackson Motor Speedway, the high-speed USCS entourage then travels two hours North for Speedweek 2016 Round #3 at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday May 29th. The traditional Memorial Day Monday event held for nine of the last ten seasons at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee returns to this season’s USCS Speedweek with Round #4 scheduled on the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 30th.

After a torrid four-race first weekend schedule, the traveling show will then take two days off for repairs before returning to action on Thursday, June 2nd with Round #5 at the historic 1/3 mile Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. Talladega Short Track is significant to the history of the United Sprint Car Series as the first-ever USCS event was held at the speedway on Friday, April 25, 1997.

After having its 2016 season-opener at Magnolia Motor Speedway on February 27th, the series scheduled yo return for its USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #6 on the Friday, June 3rd at the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway 3/8 mile in Columbus, Mississippi. The Speedweek Round #7 Grand Finale is set for the fourth year in a row to happen on Saturday, June 4th at the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for some “Thrills, Chills and Spills” at one of the country’s oldest operating dirt ovals.

Approximately $100,000 in total prize money is guaranteed with one driver able to win $16,000 plus including Dashes, Speedweek point’s monies and contingencies for the week’s action. All five of the events pay at least $2000 to win with a minimum of $250 to start the A-Main in each. The Finale at Riverside International Speedway will pay $2500 to the winner if they ran the entire Speedweek 2016. Any driver who starts all seven A-Main events is guaranteed to go home with a minimum of $2000 for the week including prize money and Speedweek point’s money.

There is a USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series point’s fund that pays back 10 places. Additionally each night’s Speedweek 2016 event awards USCS National points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour points. The Talladega Short Track Round #5 and Magnolia Motor Speedway Round #6 events are multi-region events and award USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series points as well.

During the course of the seven nights of intense competition, many of the top ranked drivers in the Nation are expected to compete. Those include eleven-time USCS Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Tim Crawley who was the 2002 NSCHOF 360 Sprint Car Driver of the Year and the 2012 USCS Outlaw Thunder National Champion and as well as a three-time USCS Mid South regional series Champion is expected to compete as well as the 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas.

Over 60 different drivers from 7-10 states are expected to compete in the seven USCS Sprint Speedweek 2016 events. For further USCS info including updated schedules and rules, etc please visit the series official website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS at 770-865-6097.

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

 

 

USCS 20th season re-fires at Needmore Speedway Friday and Saturday, May 13th and 14th

Atlanta, GA – May 6, 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series 20th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters for winged sprint cars makes its first-ever appearance at Needmore Speedway on Friday, May 13th for the speedway's USCS “Sprint Car Speed Spectacular". The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline the two night racing event and are expected to reach speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour at the high-banked 4/10 mile D-shaped clay oval located just East of Moultrie, Georgia in the farming community of Norman Park. The two nights of speed include a www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series sanctioned for winged mini sprint event as well.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series vs. FMSA winged mini sprints will contest a complete action filled racing format including test and tune hot laps, a Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and main events in each division on both nights. The racing card will also feature Late Model and Stock Car Racing in the speedway’s weekly racing divisions each night as well

Fans can expect a talent laden field in both divisions. The United Sprint Car Series drivers entered include 2015 National Champion Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the top ranked female sprint car driver in North America. Also entered is her team-mate and eleven time USCS National Champion and current points leader, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who ranked second in the final USCS 2015 National standings .

Other USCS regulars who are traveling to Needmore Speedway include 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who finished in third place in the USCS National point standings as well in 2015. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi who was fourth in the 2015 National standings and 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina are both entered . Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was a four-time 2015 USCS winner and finished in the runner-up spot in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series Championship is also expected.

The USCS regulars will have their hands full with a challenge from several Florida drivers who have previously won USCS sprint car races including former USCS regular Danny Martin, Jr. who mage stops after wins in thewww.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Martin from Sarasota, Florida won three times in 2015 USCS competition. Martin recently won the USCS Southern Thunder regional series 2016 season opener at All Tech Raceway on April 1st.

The grandstands gates open at 5pm on Friday, May 13th. Test and Tune hot laps kick off at 7 pm with acing action beginning at 8pm. On Saturday night gates open a half hour earlier and racing kicks off at 7:30 pm.All Needmore Speedway is located at 1060 John Vickers Road in Norman Park, Georgia 31771. The track phone number 229-630-7207. The Official website is www.needmorespeedway.org

For rules and updated schedules and other info for the USCS please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com The USCS phone numbers are 770-460-7223 and 770-865-6097.

 

 

Derek Hagar rocks to USCS Outlaw Thunder win in Rockin’ with the Stars at Smoky Mountain

Maryville, TN. - April 23, 2016 - The 2013 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Champion, Derek Hagar who hails from Marion, Arkansas made his first 2016 visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Hagar charged from his outside the front row starting position past K&N Filters Pole Position starter Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia into the lead in turn one of the thirty-lap main event and led every one of the thirty circuits in the sprint car portion of the speedway’s “Rockin’ with the Stars event presented by Classic Rock 103.5 WIMZ Hagar was the 2007 USCS Rookie of the Year and this was his thirty-seventh career win in the series. Hagar became the sixth different feature winner in the six races contested thus far during the 20th anniversary and 2016 USCS season.

Hagar led every lap in his DHR Suspensions #9Jr,, but, not without being challenged several times in lapped traffic by

2008 USCS Rookie of the Year, Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee, who won this same event during the series 2014 visit. Nicholson started in third position and chased Hagar for most of the contest, but, had to settle for runner-up in the end. 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee collected the K&N Filters Podium Award for third place. 2015 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Champion Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee finished in fourth place, The 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Curt Terrell also from Bartlett, Tennessee rounded out the top five.

The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, FL had a rough start for the evening and missed his heat race. But, undaunted in the main event Snyder rallied from a back row starting position to finish ahead of the next group in sixth place. Jacksonville, Florida sprint car racing veteran Terry Witherspoon brought his #43 across the finish line in seventh place. Another veteran USCS racer, Aubrey Black from Lookout Mountain, Georgia drove his Increte Systems sponsored #21A sprint car to an eighth place finish after battling the entire 30 laps with Witherspoon and ninth place finishing 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina piloting his Allen Tate Realtors #21B machine, The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi completed the top ten finishers.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the USCS winged sprint car portion racing action by winning the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Derek Hagar scored a win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat, and past USCS Champion Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas won in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS) Second Heat. The event at Smoky Mountain Speedway was both a USCS Mid South Thunder regional series and USCS Southern Thunder regional series points awarding event. Points were awarded Nationaly for both regions in the Hoosier Speed Dash and A-Main events.

Marshall Skinner was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, In the re-draw for the top six qualified cars starting positions in the main event, a six was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die. The six inversion awarded Rookie of the Year contender Brandon Taylor the K&N Filters Pole Award. Nick Snyder passed the most cars in the A-main (10) to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

**Rookie Round-Up:

Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia who is a USCS sprint car division Rookie of the Year contender finished in twelfth place. Yaylor started on the K&N Filters Pole Position for the main event. He then ran with the top five and six postions before droping out with five laps to go with a cut down tire. After several stellar performances fourteen year-old, Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida continued his quest for the 2016 and 20th anniversary season USCS Rookie of the Year title at Smoky Mountain. He went over the wall in his heat race. With the driver okay but, a damaged car. Sams III wisely took the green and made one points collecting lap iin the main event, before coasting to the infield with rear-end/axle damage from the wreck in his heat race. And was scored 17th in the main event.

**Other notes:

BMRS 2nd Heat winner Marshall Skinner, who was the high passing/qualifying points earner from the heat races, started sixth in the main event and was challenging Terry Gray for third place when his mount suffered a broken U-Joint that exploded ending his gallant run on lap 21.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N continues their 2016 and 20th Anniversary schedule on Friday and Saturday, May 13th and 14th when the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invade the 4/10 mile red clay oval at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia for the first-time ever.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour 20th anniversary season, please visit http://www.uscsracing.com/ or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

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

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Smoky Mountain Speedway on April 23, 2016 results:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash: 10m Morgan Turpen, 9jr Derek Hagar, 10 Terry Gray, 26 Marshall Skinner, 07 Brandon Taylor and 16 Anthony Nicholson,

Engler Machine & Tool 1st Heat: 9jr Derek Hagar, 10 Terry Gray, 16 Anthony Nicholson, 21B Brandon McLain. 10m Morgan Turpen, 21 Aubrey Black, 67 Jake McLain, 28 Jeff Willingham and 24D Danny Sims III.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 2nd Heat: 26 Marshall Skinner, 27 Curt Terrell, 43 Terry Witherspoon, 07 Brandon Taylor, 34 Darren Orth, 25 Ray Bugg, 12 Don Ryder, 38 Tony Agin, 116 Nick Snyder and 99 Tanner Witherspoon (DNS),

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Smoky Mountain Speedway, TN

A-main event results after 30 Laps:

1. 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 2. 16 Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN 3. 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 4. 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 5. 27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 6. 116 Nick Snyder Marco Island, FL 7. 43 Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 8. 21 Aubrey Black Lookout Mtn, GA 9. 21B Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 10. 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 11. 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 12. 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 13. 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 14. 12 Don Ryder, Knoxville, TN 15. 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 16. 34 Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 17. 24 Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL 18. 38 Tony Agin, Naples, FL (DNS) 19. 99 Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10m Morgan Turpen Engle Machine and Tool First Heat: #9jr. Derek Hagar Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: #26 Marshall Skinner K&N Filters Pole Award: #07 Brandon Taylor JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #9Jr. Derek Hagar (1st place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #116 Nick Snyder Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #27 Curt Terrell Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #116 Nick Snyder Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #43 Terry Witherspoon DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #28 Jeff Willingham

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters sprint cars and Southern All Star Super Late Models co-headline “Race Rockin’ the Smokies” presented by Classic Rock WIMZ 103.5 racing card at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday (April 23rd)

Monday, April 19, 2016 - Atlanta, GA – The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) winged sprint cars are set to invade the 4/10 mile dirt oval at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday night (April 23rd) at 7:00 pm as co-headliners of the “Race Rockin the Smokies” presented by Classic Rock WIMZ 103.5 FM. The stars and cars of the Southern All Stars Super Late Models Series share top billing with the USCS winged sprint drivers on the racing card.

The event will be the fifth annual visit for the USCS sprint car drivers to Smoky Mountain Speedway. This is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2016 and 20th anniversary season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to the speedway. The event at SMS will award USCS National points as well as points in the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, East Tennessee and Carolinas. .

The USCS drivers will compete for a chance to be the first one to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane and pickup the $2500 top prize on Saturday night. The USCS and Southern All Star Super Late Models will be joined by the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints at Smoky Mountain Speedway as well

This event, which is the second half of an East Tennessee double-header for the United Sprint Car Series and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprints, is expected to bring top winged outlaw type sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track. Those pre-entered drivers include 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and his team-mate Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who was the 2015 National Champion plus she claimed the title in both the Mid South and Southern Thunder regional series as well. The 2015 USCS Smokey Mountain Speedway USCS “Thunder in the Smokies Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas is also entered.

The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, Winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.

Saturday night's USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. The hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The qualifying heat races are next on the racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event. Thewww.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints wil compete in an almost identical format as the sprint cars.

Smoky Mountain Speedway’s official website is www.smokymountainspeedway.com . For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline action-packed ”FREAKIN’ FAST FRIDAY”

racing card at I-75 Raceway this FRIDAY (April 22nd)

April 17, 2016 - Atlanta, GA – The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) winged sprint cars are set for their first-ever invasion of I-75 Raceway this Friday night (April 22nd) for an event entitled ”Freakin’ Fast Friday” The special FRIDAY night event is race number seven of the series’ 50 race 20th anniversary season. A strong contingent of USCS drivers from at least seven states are expected to compete for a chance to be the first one to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at a new venue for the series on Friday night. The one-third mile red clay I-75 Raceway oval is located in Niota (Sweetwater), Tennessee.

This is the one and only scheduled visit during the 2016 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to I-75 Raceway. The event will award USCS National points as well as points in the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Carolinas.

The USCS headline division (winged sprint cars) will be joined by the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. Also on the racing card are the speedway’s Limited Late Model, Sportsman, B-Hobby, Thunder, Four Cylinder and Front Wheel Drive divisions with a complete racing card of their own in each division.

The I-75 Raceway event is expected to bring top winged outlaw type sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, Winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.

Friday y night's USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. The hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The USCS qualifying heat races are next on the sprint car racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event. Thewww.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints will compete in an almost identical format as the sprint cars.

On Saturday night (April 23rd) the two USCS sprint car divisions invade Smoky Mountain Speedway for “Race Rockin’ the Smokies” presented by WIMZ Classic Rock 103.5. The program features another high-speed action-packed racing card that also includes the Southern All Star Late Models for an event the pays $5000 to win the Dirt Late Model portion of the event.

Pit area gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday with spectator grandstand gates opening at 5:00 pm. Racing action kicks off at 7:30 pm. Spectator grandstand admission is $20 for Adults. Children from 6 yrs. to 11 yrs. old are $5 and Children 5 yrs. and under are FREE.

The I-75 Raceway is located approximately three miles Northwest of Interstate 75 at 1701 Highway 68, Niota, Tennessee. I-75 Raceway’s official website is www.i75raceway.com For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline action-packed ”FREAKIN’ FAST FRIDAY”

racing card at I-75 Raceway this FRIDAY (April 22nd)

April 17, 2016 - Atlanta, GA – The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) winged sprint cars are set for their first-ever invasion of I-75 Raceway this Friday night (April 22nd) for an event entitled ”Freakin’ Fast Friday” The special FRIDAY night event is race number seven of the series’ 50 race 20th anniversary season. A strong contingent of USCS drivers from at least seven states are expected to compete for a chance to be the first one to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at a new venue for the series on Friday night. The one-third mile red clay I-75 Raceway oval is located in Niota (Sweetwater), Tennessee.

This is the one and only scheduled visit during the 2016 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to I-75 Raceway. The event will award USCS National points as well as points in the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Carolinas.

The USCS headline division (winged sprint cars) will be joined by the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. Also on the racing card are the speedway’s Limited Late Model, Sportsman, B-Hobby, Thunder, Four Cylinder and Front Wheel Drive divisions with a complete racing card of their own in each division.

The I-75 Raceway event is expected to bring top winged outlaw type sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, Winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.

Friday y night's USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. The hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The USCS qualifying heat races are next on the sprint car racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event. Thewww.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints will compete in an almost identical format as the sprint cars.

On Saturday night (April 23rd) the two USCS sprint car divisions invade Smoky Mountain Speedway for “Race Rockin’ the Smokies” presented by WIMZ Classic Rock 103.5. The program features another high-speed action-packed racing card that also includes the Southern All Star Late Models for an event the pays $5000 to win the Dirt Late Model portion of the event.

Pit area gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday with spectator grandstand gates opening at 5:00 pm. Racing action kicks off at 7:30 pm. Spectator grandstand admission is $20 for Adults. Children from 6 yrs. to 11 yrs. old are $5 and Children 5 yrs. and under are FREE.

The I-75 Raceway is located approximately three miles Northwest of Interstate 75 at 1701 Highway 68, Niota, Tennessee. I-75 Raceway’s official website is www.i75raceway.com For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.

 

 

$5K up for grabs in Tennessee double for USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars on April 22nd and 23rd

April 14, 2016 - Atlanta, GA – The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com winged sprint cars are set to invade two East Tennessee dirt ovals on Friday and Saturday, April 22nd and 23rd. The events are scheduled to be race numbers seven and eight of the series’ 20th anniversary season. The USCS drivers will compete for a chance to be the first one to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at a new venue for the series on Friday night at the one-third mile oval at I-75 Raceway in Niota (Sweetwater), Tennessee. On the following night they make their fifth annual stop at the four-tenths mile Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. $5000 is up for grabs for a driver who can sweep on both nights.

This is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2016 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to each of those speedways. Each race will award USCS National points as well as points in the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Carolinas.

East.

On Friday, April 22nd the series makes its first stop of the weekend for ”Freakin’ Fast Friday” at I-75 Raceway. The USCS headline division (winged sprint cars) will be joined by the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. Also on the racing card are the speedway’s Limited Late Model, Sportsman, B-Hobby, Thunder, Four Cylinder and Front Wheel Drive divisions with a complete racing card of their own.

On Saturday night, April 23rd the two USCS sprint car divisions invade Smoky Mountain Speedway for “Race Rockin’ the Smokies” presented by WIMZ Classic Rock 103.5. The high-speed racing card also includes the Southern All Star Late Models for an event the pays $5000 to win the Dirt Late Model portion of the event.

This two-night special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw type sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the tracks. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, Winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.

Each night's USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. The hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The qualifying heat races are next on the racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event. The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints wil compete in an almost identical format as the sprint cars.

The I-75 Raceway is located approximately three miles Northwest of Interstate 75 at 1701 Highway 68, Niota, Tennessee. I-75 Raceway’s official website is www.i75raceway.com Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brick Mill Road, Maryville, Tennessee. Smoky Mountain Speedway’s official website is www.smokymountainspeedway.com . For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.

 

 

Trey Starks charges to USCS "Thunder in Carolina" finale win at Lancaster Super Speedway

Lancaster, SC. - April 9, 2016 - Puyallup, Washington young gun Trey Starks made his first visit to the Lancaster Super Speedway's super-fast half mile a memorable one. Starks raced past 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder who hails from Marco Island, Florida on lap ten and then parked Jeff McCall's #23 J&J Auto Racing sprint car in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at the end of the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 25-lap main event on Saturday night at Lancaster Super Speedway. The win was Starks' career third USCS victory, all accumulated over six races since last October.

Starks who earlier won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat, started sixth on the grid, then moved into third position by the end of lap one. It took nine more laps for Starks to run down Nick Snyder who had plans of his own for a victory lane celebration. Starks got past Snyder on that tenth circuit, then pulled away from the Florida young gun and the rest of the field of all star drivers from seven states and Canada

Several times the field, with Snyder in the number two spot, bunched behind Starks for re-starts after caution periods on laps two, thirteen and sixteen. The Washington state drver (Starks) was not to be denied on this night after losing an engine on the previous night while leading with 5 laps to go in the USCS Thunder Nationals Round #1 event at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina..

Nick Snyder, who won once during his rookie season title run in 2015, chased Starks across the finish line in the runner-up spot. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat winner, Mitch Brown from Brantford, Ontario, Canada challenged Snyder for the runner-up spot over the final 15 laps of the main event, but the 2015 Southern Ontario Sprints series Champion had to settle for the K&N Filters Podium Award third place.

The evening's Hoosier Speed Dash winner Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina followed Brown across the line in fourth place. Justin Barger from Montrose, New York who finished in the runner-up spot on Friday night at Carolina Speedway completed the top five finishers.

The previous night's feature winner, veteran Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio, topped the next group of drivers with a sixth-place finish. Eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee followed his original "Outlaw" co-hart in seventh place. Past USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year, Jake McLain from nearby Indian Trail, North Carolina finished in eighth place. The defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee followed in ninth place. 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain also from Indian Trail, North Carolina rounded out the top ten.

The only rollover of the night occurred when Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia flipped on the second lap of the main event. Fortunately he was uninjured.

Five-time 2015 USCS feature winner, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who won this same event on April 11, 2015 started fourth, but, dropped out with mechanical issues on lap two, ending his chance to repeat as the event's Champion..

As previously mentioned, Johnny Bridges kicked off the evening’s USCS racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Mitch Brown scored a win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat, and Trey Starks captured the win in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS) Second Heat.

Eric Riggins, Jr. was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, In the main event re-draw for the top six qualified cars, four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Mitch Brown received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Brandon McLain passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N continues their 2016 and 20th Anniversary schedule on Friday, April 22nd when the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints invade the 1/4 red clay oval at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee for the first time ever. On the following night the USCS sprint cars and mini sprints move less than an hour away to compete at the 4/10 mile clay oval at famed Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee in a three series triple-header racing card that also includes a Southern All Star Super Late Model Series sanctioned late model event.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour 20th season, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series; “Thunder in Carolina" 2016 Round Two at Lancaster Super Speedway on April 9, 2016:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Johnny Bridges, Justin Barger, Danny Smith, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins, Jr. and Morgan Turpen.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Mitch Brown, Eric Riggins, Jr., Justin Barger, Danny Smith, Brandon Taylor, Johnny Petrozelle, Brian Thomas, Tim Perry and Joe Larkin.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Trey Starks, Nick Snyder, Johnny Bridges, Morgan Turpen, . Jake McLain, Terry Gray, Tony Agin and Brandon McLain,

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters A-main at Lancaster Spuper Speedway: 30-laps

1. #23 Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 2 #116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL

3. #10B Mitch Brown, Brantford, Ont., Canada 4. #23b Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 5. . #5 Justin Barger, Montrose, NY 6. #4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH 7. #10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

8. #67 Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 9. #10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 10. #21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 11. #07T Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA 12. #36 Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 13 #38 Tony Agin, Ft. Myers, FL

14. #59III Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 15. #47 Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 16. #67T Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 17. #33 Joe Larkin, Suwannee, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #23b Johnny Bridges Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10B Mitch Brown Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: #23 Trey Starks K&N Filters Pole Award: #10B Mitch Brown JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #23b Johnny Bridges (4th place)

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10B Mitch Brown Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #21 Brandon McLain Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #5 Justin Barger Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #4 Danny Smith Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10 Terry Gray DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #21 Brandon McLain

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour:

K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Butlerbuilt, and Hero Graphics.

 

 

Danny Smith races to Night One USCS "Thunder in Carolina" win at Carolina Speedway

GASTONIA, N.C. – April 8, 2016 - Sprint car racing veteran Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio made his career-first visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at the end of the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters 30-lap main event on Friday night at Carolina Speedway. Smith celebrated the win as his first of his 42nd season in which he has won at least one time each season during a career that made him an inductee into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame during the 2015 season.

Smith bested a field of drivers from seven states and Canada in his first attempt at the four-tenths mile oval, Smith started in third position behind from K&N Filters pole position starter Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington. After fading to fourth place early in the contest, he rallied back to the runner-up spot by lap ten and chassed Starks who was pulling away.

A caution on lap twelve for Tim Perry's contact with an infield tire bunched the field behind Starks with Smith, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina, 11 time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and Justin Barger from Montrace, New York comprising the top five.

The race resumed, while as the paycheck was starting to be filled out with Starks name on it. As the race continued caution free/ Then, on lap twenty-five, Trey Starks drove Jeff McCall's #23 to the infield with engine problems and Smith cruised the final five laps to victory lane in his own #4. Ohio Valley Veneer/Kears Speed Shop sponsored J&D Performance powered Maxim sprint car.

In the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane Smith said, “You know I was pretty good out there, but, he (Starks) was fast and I had just kind of settling for second. Then, I saw his black car going to the infield and then I saw the checkered flag and they told me to go to victory lane. It's all good."

New York state driver, Justin Barger chased Danny Smith across the finish line in the runner-up spot followed by local favorite Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Bridges won this same event in 2015. Terry Gray finished in fourth place and his team-mate and defending USCS national sprint car Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee rounded out the top five finishers.

Five-time 2015 USCS feature winner, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina led the next group of drivers home with a sixth-place effort followed by defending Southern Ontario Sprints Champion Mitch Brown from Brantford, Ontario, Canada in seventh. 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida posted an eighth place finish ahead of Fort Myers, Florida racer Tony Agin. One of the series top Rookie of the Year contenders, Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia completed the top ten.

Nick Snyder kicked off Friday evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Justin Barger scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat, and Terry Gray rolled to the victory in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS) Second Heat.

Trey Starks was the provisional pole-sitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Mitch Brown passed the most cars in the A-main (ten) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N continues their 2016 schedule on Saturday night with the USCS Thunder in Carolina Round #2 at Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina www.lancastersuperspeedway.com

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series; “Thunder in Carolina" 2016 Round One at Carolina Speedway; April 8, 2016.

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Nick Snyder, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Danny Sams III, Brandon McLain and Brian Thomas.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Justin Barger, Morgan Turpen, Jake McLain, Nick Snyder, Eric Riggins, Jr., Danny Sams III, Tim Perry and Mitch Brown.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Terry Gray, Johnny Bridges, Danny Smith, Tony Agin, Brandon Taylor, Brandon McLain, Johnny Petrozelle, Brian Thomas and Joe Larkin.

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N A-main: 30-laps

1. #4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH 2. #5 Justin Barger, Montrace, NY 3. #23b Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 4. #10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 6. #47 Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 7. #10B Mitch Brown, Brantford, Ont., Canada 8. #116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 9. #38 Tony Agin, Ft. Myers, FL 10. #07T Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA 11. #67 Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 12. #24D Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL 13 #21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 14. #67T Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 15. #23 Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 16. #36 Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 17. #33 Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 18. #59III Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #116 Nick Snyder Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #5 Justin Barger BMRS Second Heat: #10 Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #23t Trey Starks JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #23b Johnny Bridges (3rd place)

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #23b Johnny Bridges Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #10B Mitch Brown Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10m Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #47 Eric Riggins, Jr. Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10B Mitch Brown DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #07T Brandon Taylor

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour “THUNDER IN CAROLINA” Sprint Car Nationals top racing at CAROLINA SPEEDWAY on FRIDAY (4/8).

Atlanta, GA – April 4, 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the red dirt 4/10 mile racing surface at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina for a full night of racing action on Friday, April 8th during the 8th annual USCS “Thunder in Carolina” Sprint Car Nationals Round #1. The USCS is celebrating its 20th season of competition.

The Friday night event at one of the series drivers’ favorite ovals promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers racing for pride and glory in the 8th annual sprint car challenge event at Carolina Speedway. Friday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in five of Carolina Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions. Additionally the action packed racing card features the speedway’s new SECA (open wheel) Modifieds, Street Stock, MMSA (Monster Mini Stock Assoc.) Four Cylinder and Renegade divisions will join the USCS sprint car division with special events of their own.

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

The Carolina Speedway event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track from as far away as places like Canada, Florida and Mississippi. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide Hoosier rear race tires.

Those include Eric Riggins, Jr. From Charlotte, North Carolina who won last season’s version of this event on April 10, 2015 and Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who has numerous Carolina Speedway wins including the 2014 Carolina Thunder Nationals in Apri, 2014. The Fall 2015 visit of the USCS to the “Action Track” was won by Iowa’s Terry McCarl.

Other local and metro area Charlotte, North Carolina sprint car drivers expected to enter for the USCS Carolina Thunder Nationals include USCS 2014 Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. Also expected are previous Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series Champions, Jake McLain also from Indian Trail, North Carolina and Johnny Petrozelle from Lexington, North Carolina. Greg Smyre from, Hickory and Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina are also on the pre-entry list.

Other entries include sprint car veterans Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia , Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia and Bob Auld from Largo, Florida. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi is entered as well, Also entered are USCS 2015 Rookie of the Year and 2016 tyro contenders, Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida and Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia.

Additionally driver s that hail from Jacksonville , Florida that are pre-entries include ; Terry Witherspoon, J.D McClary, Tanner Witherspooon, Shawn Murray and Darren Orth.

Mitch Brown who was the 2015 Southern Ontario Sprints Champion from Ontario, Canada and talented Ohio sprint car hot-show Phil Gressman from Clyde, Ohio are two other potent pre-entries for this event

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Carolina Speedway is located at 6355 Union Rd., Gastonia, NC 28054. The race track phone number is: (704) 869-0313. The track’s website is www.carolinaspeedway.net For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

 

 


Danny Martin Wins USCS Southern Thunder Tour opener at All-Tech Raceway on Friday

OCALA, Fla. – April 1, 2016 - USCS photo - Danny Martin, Jr. stormed to his 24th career USCS feature win in the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters’ Southern Thunder Tour season opener at All-Tech Raceway, in Lake City, Florida on Friday night. Martin, a three-time USCS National championship runner-up from Sarasota, Fla., charged from the K&N Filters Pole Position into the lead in turn one and left the balance of the field to fight for the runner-up spot before parking his Doug Shaw #24 in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for his initial 2016 USCS Feature win.

Martin, who also won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat race, held off all challengers after five re-starts after caution periods to cross under the flag stand as the leader every single lap before the checkered flag fell on the 25-lap sprint car final.

The 2015 USCS National sprint car Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee , who started in 5th place chased Martin across the line in the runner-up spot. Her team-mate, eleven time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee claimed the K&N Filters Podium Award in third place.

The story of the night was 14 year-old Rookie of the Year contender, Danny Sams III, who won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat earlier in the evening, followed the three sprint car veterans to a fourth place finish. The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, 16 year-old Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who started in tenth place rallied to round out the top five finishers.

In the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane, Dabby Martin gave credit to his car owner and crew, “It’s a great night for us. I have to thank my car owner, Doug Shaw – we couldn’t do this without him.”

Floridian Tony Agin took a nasty flip on the initial start of the race and landed hard on the tail of the car, but, was uninjured.

The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina started fourteenth and finished sixth earning him the evening's Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Darren Orth from Jacksonville, Florida followed McLain closely across the line in seventh place. Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia, who raced in the top five most of the race, finished in eighth place. Shawn Murray also from Jacksonville finished in ninth place. Another former Rookie of the Year, Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina rounded out the top ten.

Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida had a stellar top five finish nixed by a cut down left rear tire on lap 22 of the 25 lap main event.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Danny Martin scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Rookie of the Year points leader, Danny Sams III followed up his dash win by claimed the checkers in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat,

Danny Martin, Jr. was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, After a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Brandon McLain passed the most cars in the A-main (8) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented ed by K&N continues their 20th anniversary 2016 schedule on Saturday night, April 2nd with the weekend final at Bubba Raceway Park.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series at All Tech Raceway on Friday, April 1, 2016.

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Brandon Taylor and Danny Sams III,

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Danny Martin Jr., Brian Thomas, Jake McLain, Darren Orth, Tanner Witherspoon, Brandon McLain, Frank Carlsson and Clint Weiss, J.D. Mc Clary.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Danny Sams III, Morgan Turpen, Terry Witherspoon, Brandon Taylor, Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Shawn Murray, Bob Auld and Tony Agin.

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N A-main @ All Tech Raceway : 25-laps

1. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL
2. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN
3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
4. #24D – Danny Sams III, Sarasota, FL
5. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL
6. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC
7. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL
8. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL
9. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA
10. #67M - Jake McLain, Indian Trail, North Carolina
11. #99 – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL
12. #20 - Frank Carlsson, Oxford, FL
13. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL
14. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL
15. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA
16. #07 Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA

17. #3 – Tony Agin, Ft. Myers, FL
19. #43M J.D. Mc Clary, Jacksonville, FL - DNS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10m Morgan Turpen
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #24 – Danny Martin Jr.
BMRS Second Heat: #24D - Danny Sams III
K&N Filters Pole Award: #24 – Danny Martin, Jr.
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10m – Morgan Turpen (2nd place)
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #24D – Danny Sams III
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #21B – Brandon McLain
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #116 - Nick Snyder
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #21B – Brandon McLain
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #34 – Darren Orth
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #67 – Jake McLain

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

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars headline "Spring Speed Xplosion" at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala) on Saturday, April 2nd

Atlanta, GA - March 25, 2016 - The 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters for the Fayetteville, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series makes its first of two stops during the 2016 racing season at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday, April 2nd. The 130 mile per hour USCS winged Outlaw style sprint cars headline the exciting racing event that also includes a challenge event between the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series and Florida Mini Sprint Action winged mini sprints.

Saturday night’s racing card will see a complete action-packed format including test and tune hot laps, a Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and Championship final main events for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series vs. FMSA mini sprints. The track's popular E-MOD division also joins the action with a full racing program of their own..

The USCS and FMSA co-sanctioned mini sprint showdown pits the regionally touring www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints against their Florida counterparts from the Florida Mini Sprint Action series.

Fans can expect a talent laden field in both divisions. The United Sprint Car Series drivers entered include 2015 and defending National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the top ranked female sprint car drive in North America.

Also entered is Turpen's team-mate and eleven time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who ranked in second place in the final 2015 USCS National point standings.

Some of the other USCS regulars who are traveling to Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday, April 2nd include 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who finished third in the National standings as well. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham who finished fourth in the National standings last season is also and headed to Bubba's Raceway next weekend. Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who finished in a tight battle with Turpen and Gray for the USCS Southern Thunder regional series Championship is entered. Riggins had four 2015 feature wins.

The USCS regulars will have their hands full with a challenge from several Florida drivers who have previously won sprint car races at Bubba Raceway Park including former USCS regular Danny Martin, Jr. who won three times in 2015 USCS competition including the October 16, 2015 event at BRP.

Several others expected to be in contention for a stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane this weekend are recent BRP winner Garrett Green plus Matt Kurtz, A.J. Maddox

The grandstands gates open at 4pm on Saturday night and racing at 7pm. Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 N.W. Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482. The track phone number 352-622-9400 and the Official website is www.bubbaracewaypark.com

The official USCS website is www.uscsracing.com The USCS phone numbers are 770-460-7223 and 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour headlines All Tech Raceway's "Sprint Car Speed Spectacular" on Friday, April 1st

Atlanta, GA - March 24, 2016 - The 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters for the United Sprint Car Series makes its first-ever visit to All Tech Raceway on Friday April 1st for the speedway's high intensity "Sprint Car Speed Spectacular". The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline the racing event and are expected to reach speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour at the newly renovated high-banked half mile clay oval located just off Interstate 75 at Exit #414 south of Lake City, Florida.

The night of speed also includes a two series co-sanctioned event for winged mini sprint race cars as well. That mini sprint showdown pits the regionally touring www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints against their Florida counterparts from the Florida Mini Sprint Action Series mini sprints. The mini sprint main event will payout $500 to the winner.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series vs. FMSA winged mini sprints will contest a complete action filled racing format including test and tune hot laps, a Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and main events in each division. The racing card will also feature the Florida T.Q. Late Model division

Fans can expect a talent laden field in both divisions. The United Sprint Car Series drivers entered include current 2015 National Champion Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the top ranked female sprint car drive in North America. Also entered is her team-mate and eleven time and defending USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who ranked second in the USCS 2015 National standings currently.

Other USCS regulars who are traveling to All Tech Raceway include 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who finished in third place in the USCS National print ca standings as well. The 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham who was fourth in the 2015 National standings. Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was a four-time 2015 USCS winner and finished in the runner-up spot USCS Southern Thunder regional series Championship is entered.

The USCS regulars will have their hands full with a challenge from several Florida drivers who have previously won USCS sprint car races including former USCS regular Danny Martin, Jr. who mage stops after wins in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Martin from Sarasota, Florida won three times in 2015 USCS competition.

All Tech Racway was formally known by several names including the Ellisville Speedway and also a the paved Columbia Motorsports Park. After being closed for some time, the paved surface has been removed by new management/ownership and some Gumbo clay from nearby replaced the asphalt.

And just as expected, the crowds have returned to witness the side-by-side racing action produced by the switch to a clay racing surface at the high speed one half mile oval.

The grandstands gates open at 5pm on Friday, April 1st. Test and Tune hot laps kick off at 7 pm with acing action beginning at 8pm. All Tech Raceway is located at 1024 S.W. Howell Rd., Lake City, FL 32024. The track phone number 386-754-7223. The Official website is www.alltechraceway.com

The official USCS website is www.uscsracing.com The USCS phone numbers are 770-460-7223 and 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Reminder of Poplar Bluff Speedway cancellation

Atlanta, GA - March 9, 2016 - As previously announced, the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters event originally scheduled on March 18th and 19th at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri was cancelled several weeks ago. The event was scheduled earlier in the year and originally distributed on the United Sprint Car Series 2016 schedule. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the event has since been cancelled. The reason being is that the track is no longer is scheduled to re-open in 2016. We thought this was worth a reminder as several people have called inquiring about those races.

Additionally the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints were both scheduled for that event as well. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone. No one is more sorry for this news than us here in the USCS office.

The next United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour National event and the USCS Southern Thunder regional series season opener is set for Friday, April 1st at the new All Tech Raceway in Lake City, Florida. On the following night, the series competes at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. These two events are part of a six event USCS sprint car schedule during April.

For additional United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters info, schedules and rules, please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Seth Bergman charges to USCS Frostbuster season opener win at Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Columbus, MS - February 27, 2016 - Seth Bergman from Snohomish, Washington charged to a convincing win in the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters 20th anniversary season opener. Bergman started from the fourth position, then avoided a tangle that took out third starting 2013 USCS sprint car Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas and three other drivers. On the re-start, Bergman charged past K&N Filters Pole Position starter, Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee on lap two and raced his way into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for his first series win to collect the $2500 winner's share. .

The first lap wreck and consequent red flag and re-start occurred when Derek Hagar spun and collected Howard Moore from Memphis, Tennessee, A.G. Raines from West Memphis, Arkansas and local Buster Dickerson from nearby Caledonia, Mississippi. Hagar was able to continue after the restart but, the evening was over for the other three drivers.

After the restart, Bergman raced past Nicholson who held down the runner-up spot on lap two. Nicholson held that position until lap seven when Matt Covington from Tulsa, Oklahoma raced past to assume the position. On lap ten, veteran Hall of Fame driver Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio assumed the runner-up spot.

On the next lap Covington got the spot back for keeps. On this lap Hagar also jumped back into fourth place after recovering from going to the back of the 22 car field. Brandon Hanks from Burleson, Tennessee also moved into the top five positions.

By lap fifteen, Nicholson replaced Hanks in the top five for good. On lap 21 Hagar got past Danny Smith for the third position while Bergman charged through lapped cars in dominating fashion.

At the finish line it was Bergman, the winner with Matt Covington in the runner-up spot followed by Derek Hagar in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Veteran Danny Smith finished in fourth place and the 2008 USCS Rookie f the Year Anthony Nicholson rounded out the top five.

Brandon Hanks led the next group of finishers in sixth place. Former series champion and four time 2015 USCS feature winner Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas finished seventh. The 2015 Riverside International Speedway track Champion, Andy McElhannon from Nesbit, Mississippi finished in the eighth position followed by 11-time series National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in ninth place. The 2015 USC National Champion and the only female driver n the field, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee rounded out the top ten drivers in the star studded field.

Derek Hagar kicked off the evening’s racing action by scoring the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Anthony Nicholson charged to victory in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat, Seth Bergman took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

Seth Bergman was the provisional pole-starter after he scored the most passing points in heat race action, After a four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Anthony Nicholson received the K&N Filters Pole Award and Pole Position for the start of the 30-lap event. Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama who passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the night's Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award also won the UCS 600 mini sprint earlier in the evening.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N continues their 2016 schedule on Friday, April 1st at the new All Tech Raceway in Lake City, Florida. The traveling series completes a two-night Sunshine State double-header with an event on Saturday, April 2nd at Bubba Raceway Park n Ocala, Florida. The event will be also include a two night www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series and FMSA sanctioned winged mini sprint challenge event.

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

United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters at Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS on Saturday, February 27, 2016 results:

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Winner #9 Derek Hagar, Andy McElhannon, Howard Moore, Terry Gray, Buster Dickerson, Jeff Willingham, Nick Snyder, and Brandon Taylot.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Winner #16 Anthony Nicholson, Matt Covington, Brandon Hanks, Marshall Skinner, Banny Sams III, Dewaybe White and Ray Bugg.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Winner #23 Seth Bergman, A.G. Rains, Danny Smith, Edie Gallagher, Morgan Turpen, Kyle Amerson and Johnny Petrozelle.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Feature race results (30 laps)

1. #23 Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA

2. #95 Matt Covington, Tulsa, OK

3. #9JR Derek Hagar, Marion, AR

4. #4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH

5. #16 Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN

6. #84 Brandon Hanks, Burleson, TN

7. #26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR

8. #42 Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS

9. #10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

10. #10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

11. #1X Eddie Gallagher , Olive Branch, MS

12. #3 AG Raines, West Memphis, AR

13. #29 Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL

14. #116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL

15. #24 Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL

16. #25 Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS

17. #1K Dewayne White, Memphis, TN

18. #59III Johnny Petrozelle, Lexington, NC

19. #28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

20. #40 Howard Moore, Memphis, TN

21. #86 Buster Dickerson, Caledonia, MS

22. #07 Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #9 Drek Hagar
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions: Second Heat: #16 Anthony Nicholson
Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #23 Seth Bergman
K&N Filters Pole Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #23 Seth Bergman (1st place)
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #9 Derek Hagar
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #3a Kyle Amerson
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #94 Brandon Hanks
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #26 Marshall Skinner
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #10m Morgan Turpen

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters,, Hoosier Racing Tires, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour opens 2016 season at Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday (2/27)

Atlanta, GA - February ,25 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters opens its 20th season at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on this Saturday, February 27th during the 8th annual USCS "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) The event was to feature a two-night double-header for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, but, rains earlier in the week have left the facility wet and low temperatures on Thursday and Friday nights forced cancellation of Friday's prelim portion of the event. The USCS’ winged sprint car division will still contest a complete racing program on Saturday night for over $12,000 in total prize money. A $2500 paycheck awaits the winner of the 30-lap Frostbuster sprint car finale in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane on Saturday night’s.

The event will award USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship points and USCS Mid South Thunder regional series points each night. The event also gives the drivers from the USCS Southern Thunder region a chance to use their finish to replace a USCS Southern Thunder regional event finish as a bonus for participating in this Mid South region event.

Race fans and race teams will be treated to a full menu of speed contests with racing in eight of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2016 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars plus the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The USCS Frostbuster 250 event features over 250 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 150+ laps of Championship main events on Saturday night.

Action kicks off on Saturday night at 5:00 pm with a full racing program in all divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The world's most powerful short track cars (Outlaw Sprint Cars) are expected to reach speeds exceeding 130 M.P.H. around “The Mag". Top winged sprint car drivers from at least 7 states are expected for the first 2016 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway.

They will be joined by the Mag's Super Late Models, the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.comUSCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Nesmith Street Stock, 602 Stock Late Model and Factory Stock divisions.

NASCAR veteran racer and frequent TV commentator, Ken Schrader is again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on Saturday night. It will only be Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track in an Outlaw Modified race car. So far in his previous two appearances he is UNDEFEATED. Schrader was the 2012 as well as the 2014 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified Series event Champion. Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) divisions.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series or www.rockauto.comUSCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars open 2016 season at Magnolia Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday (2/26 & 2/27)

Atlanta, GA - February ,21 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters opens its 20th season of competition at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th during the 8th annual USCS "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) The event features a two-night double-header for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars. The USCS’ premier division will contest a complete racing program each night for over $20,000 in total prize money. Friday night’s winner receives $1500 for parking in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. A $2500 paycheck is posted for the winner in Saturday night’s 30-lap Frostbuster sprint car finale.

The event will award USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship points and USCS Mid South Thunder regional series points each night. The event also gives the drivers from the USCS Southern Thunder region a chance to use their finish to replace a USCS Southern Thunder regional event finish as a bonus for participating in this Mid South region event.

Race fans and race teams will be treated to a full menu of speed contests with racing in eight of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2016 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars plus the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The USCS Frostbuster 250 event features over 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 250+ laps of Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30 pm with a full racing program in six divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The world's most powerful short track cars (Outlaw Sprint Cars) are expected to reach speeds exceeding 130 M.P.H. around “The Mag". Top winged sprint car drivers from at least 7 states are expected for the first 2016 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. They will be joined by the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and 4602 Stock Late Model divisions on Friday’s racing card. The speedway’s season-opener turns up the tempo on Saturday night with the addition of the 800 horsepower ground-pounding Super Late Models and season 2 opener for the Factory Stocks.

NASCAR veteran racer and frequent TV commentator, Ken Schrader is again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. It will only be Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track in an Outlaw Modified race car. So far in his previous two appearances he is UNDEFEATED. Schrader was the 2012 as well as the 2014 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified Series event Champion. Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) divisions.

The eight racing divisions featured in back-to-back nights in the cavalcade of racing include the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the mighty K&N Filters USCS Modified Series, Super Late Models (Saturday), Nesmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Models, plus the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway weekly racing series Nesmith Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. The area’s 602 Stock Late Model racing division is on the racing card for the first time in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2016.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series or www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars open 2016 with two full nights of racing at Magnolia Motor Speedway on February 26th and 27th.

Atlanta, GA - February 0,8 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the series’ historic 20th anniversary season opener on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th during the 8th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) The event features a USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters two-night double-header with a complete racing program each night for the winged sprint cars. Over $20,000 in prize money is posted with $1500 going to the winner on Friday night and $2500 posted for the feature winner in Saturday night’s 30-lap Frostbuster sprint car finale.

The event, at one of the Mid South’s premier dirt oval racing facilities, will award National Championship points and USCS Mid South Thunder regional series Championship points each night. The event also gives the drivers from the USCS Southern Thunder region a chance to use the finish to replace a USCS Southern Thunder regional event finish as a bonus for participating in this Mid South region event.

Race fans and the race teams will be treated to a full menu of early season speed contests with racing in eight of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2016 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars plus the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The racing action will feature over 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 250+ laps of Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30 pm with a full racing program in six divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The world's most powerful short track cars (Outlaw Sprint Cars) are expected to reach speeds exceeding 130 M.P.H. around “The Mag". Top winged sprint car drivers from at least 7 states are expected for the first 2016 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. They will be joined by the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and 402 Stock Late Model divisions on Friday’s racing card.

The Magnolia Motor Speedway season-opener turns up the tempo on Saturday night with the addition of the 800 horsepower ground-pounding Super Late Models. The racing divisions featured in back-to-back nights in the cavalcade of racing include the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the mighty K&N Filters USCS Modified Series, Super Late Models (Saturday), Nesmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Models, plus the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway weekly racing series Nesmith Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card got the first time ever will be the area’s 402 Stock Late Model racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2016.

NASCAR veteran racer and frequent TV commentator, Ken Schrader is again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. It will only be Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track in an Outlaw Modified race car. So far in his previous two appearances he is undefeated. Schrader was the 2012 as well as the 2014 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified event Champion. Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) divisions.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series or www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – Pete Walton, the founder and president of the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, has been nominated by a board of peers for the 2015 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Promoter of the Year Award.

Walton guided the Fayetteville, Ga.-based 360ci winged sprint car series through its 19th season of competition in 2015 and saw the USCS reach several milestones of its own.

With 31 events on its 2015 calendar, the series passed the 600 event benchmark and finished up with 607 races on its resume, and also saw 22-year-old, Cordova, Tenn. pilot Morgan Turpen become the first woman ever to win the series’ National Championship.

Walton has been nominated for the award several times prior, but has never been honored as the recipient.

“It really is an honor to be recognized again as a nominee for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Promoter of the Year Award,” Walton said upon learning of his nomination. “To be a part of the many people who work hard to keep sprint car racing in the forefront and provide a place for competitors to compete in this exciting form of motorsports is always a pleasure and a privilege.”

“Open wheel racing in the Southeastern region of the country has been rare and in the past taken a back seat to stock car and late model racing, so I’m proud that our two decades of work with the USCS have produced a product that draws some of the top crowds of the season at many of the venues where we promote and sanction events. And as far as our USCS sprint car drivers, I would put them up against any 360 teams in the country on the race track – just bring em’ on!”

The 360 Promoter of the Year Award is voted on annually by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame pollsters and honors the individual(s) representing a speedway, sanctioning body or racing series that has most impacted winged 360 c.i. sprint car racing through their promotional efforts.

The USCS is gearing up for its landmark 20th season of competition in 2016, with a projected 50-race schedule, and for more series information and rules, visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS congratulates Terry Gray Racing team on Sprint Car Hall of Fame “Team of the Year” nomination

Atlanta, GA - December 29, 2015 – Kudos go out this rime to 11-time United Sprint Car Series Champion Terry Gray as the car owner of the two car Terry Gray Racing team for the nomination as one of only three winged 360 sprint car teams in North America to be nominated for the 2015 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 sprint car “Team of the Year” award. Gray owned and maintained the top two cars in the final USCS National point standings including Morgan Turpen’s 2015 USCS presented by K&N Filters Championship ride. Gray also finished in the runner-up spot in the final standings driving the second TGR car himself.

The “Team of the Year” award is voted on at the end of each season by the 360 sprint car poll members from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and recognizes the team that has consistently and reliably maintained the most competitive winged 360 c.i. sprint car operation.

As a team, Terry Gray Racing had a stellar season. After 31 events their 2015 USCS results show that his team-mate, 22 year old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee was the 2015 USCS National Champion. Additionally, Turpen got out her broom and swept all three available USCS division titles including the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship, the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Championships as well.

Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee was the other half of the Championship driving team. Gray finished in the runner-up spot in the National point standings. He also raced to a third place finish in the final standings in both the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour and ISCS Southern Tour regional series.

Gray gives credit to their competitive success to the performance and reliability of their Wesmar Racing Engines power-plants and to the J&J Auto Racing chassis they used.

For information on the Terry Gray Racing’s 2015 USCS results visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www/iscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS congratulates Morgan Turpen on Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2015 poll nominations

Atlanta, GA - December 29, 2015 – The United Sprint Car Series would like to congratulate 22 year-old 2015 USCS presented by K&N Filters National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee on her nomination as one of only three winged 360 sprint car drivers in North America to be nominated for the 2015 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Driver of the Year poll’s “Wild Card Award”. The “Wild Card Award” is voted on annually by NSCHoF pollsters as the driver that has impressed them the most with his/her exciting sprint car racing performances in 2015.

Turpen got out her broom and swept to all three available USCS division titles including the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship, the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Championships as well.

She is also nominated as one half of the Terry Gray Racing team that has been nominated as 360 “Team of the Year”. The TGR team swept to the top two positions in the final United Sprint Car Series 2015 National standings. Her car owner, team-mate and 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee was the other half of the Championship driving team. Gray finished in the runner-up spot in the National point standings and raced to a third place finish in the final standings in both USCS regional series.

Turpen has competed with the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters full time since the 2010 season when she earned the USCS National Rookie of the Year honors. According to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2014 North American Driver of the Year poll for winged 360 sprint cars, she was the top ranked female winged sprint car driver in North America for last season. Turpen was the only female driver to receive votes among only 32 drivers out of several thousand considered who received multiple votes in that poll.

Turpen has seven total USCS career feature wins including one on September 5th this season at Harris Motor Speedway in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. She has been close to the top of the point standings at the conclusion of three other seasons. She finished in the runner-up position in the USCS National point standings during the 2010, 2011 and 2014 seasons. Other than the 2010 USCS Rookie crown, Turpen has also earned the 2014 USCS "Road to Atlanta" Hoosier Asphalt Series Championship.

Turpen's 2015 National title run, although showing only one trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for the September 5th win on her score card, it is filled with nine podium finishes (top three finishers), sixteen top five and twenty-seven top ten finishes. Those finishes were enough to keep her ahead of eleven-time series National Champion

For information on Morgan Turpen’s USCS 2015 results visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www/iscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

Engler Machine and Tool injectors power top USCS drivers to 3 Championships and National prominence in 2015

Atlanta, GA - December 21, 2015 - Engler Machine and Tool fuel injectors powered eleven of the top fifteen United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters drivers to the top echelon in the USCS National point standings during the 2015 season including first time National Champion, Morgan Turpen and 2015 series runner-up and eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray. Additionally 70% of the time seven different drivers used Engler fuel injectors to win twenty- two of the thirty-one USCS sprint car main events. Six of the top xeven drivers in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series point standings also all used Engler fuel injection. The top four finishers in the USCS Mid South Thunder regional standings all used Engler Machine and Tool fuel injection systems.

Twenty-two year-old female sprint car hot-shoe Morgan Turpen’s 2015 title run included a trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after a main event win ay Harris Motor Speedway. That ran her career USCS win total to seven.

She had sixteen top five finishes in 2015, including nine times in the top-three. She also finished twenty-seven times in the top ten drivers at USCS events during 2015. Turpen’s effort also propelled her to a sweep of all three USCS titles including the USCS Southern Thunder and Mid South Thunder regional Championships.

Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, who has 11 USCS National Championships in the past fifteen seasons of racing with the series, Gray finished in the number two spot during the 2015 season in the National title chase. He used Engler fuel injection exclusively to power his Wesmar power plants as well. He finished in third place in both of the USCS regional dirt series final standings during the 2015 season.

In addition to the efforts of Gray and Turpen, 16 year-old 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Sntder from Marco Island, Florida used Engler fuel injection on his Marshall Campbell power plant to finish in third place in the 2015 National point standings. Snyder scored a fourth place finish in the final point standings in both the USCS Southern Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters and the tough USCS Mid South Thunder Touras well .

The 2013 USCS presented by K&N National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas again 1ed the series in the feature wins column during 2015 with seven wins, while his engines also used Engler fuel injection just like they did during his 2013 title run.

Other 2015 USCS winners using Engler fuel injectors included Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who won five times. Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas won four times with Engler on top of his power plant. Benton, Arkansas’ Tim Crawley, who was the 2012 USCS National Champion, also won four times in USCS competition also frequently uses Engler fuel injectors. Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina won twice at East Lincoln Speedway and at Lavonia Speedway with Engler Machine and Tool supplying the fuel and air distribution to his Ford sprint car engine.

Eleven -time USCS Champion and 2015 National Championship car owner, Terry Gray stated, “I have been using Engler fuel injectors since the mid 1990’s. I was one of the first to switch to Engler injectors. Tim Engler and Engler Machine and Tool are still the best out there in fuel injection technology for our type of racing.”

USCS series Founder and President, Pete Walton stated “Engler Machine and Tool is one of those companies that annually supports the USCS and has helped us to grow Much appreciation goes to Tim and his great company for all they do and have done to support the USCS and its race teams”.

Engler Machine and Tool offers a full line of fuel system products. Engler Machine and Tool is located at 1106 W 150 S, Princeton, IN 47670 USA. The official company website is www.englermachine.com PHONE: 1-812-386-6254 or FAX: 1-812-386-6268 Email: engler1973@frontier.com .

For additional info on the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) and its three racing series including the United Sprint Car Series, the K&N Filters USCS Modified Series and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series (winged mini sprints) please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

DSR Fuel Systems again powers USCS drivers to Championships and National prominence in 2015

Atlanta, GA - (November, 9, 2015) - Just as during the last fourteen racing seasons, Daryl Saucier’s DSR Fuel Systems helped power the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Sprint Car Champion to the top of the United Sprint Car Series point standings. This time it was 22 year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who dominated the series point standings in all three USCS sprint car divisions. She swept the title chases in the USCS Outlaw Thunder National Tour plus in the Mid South Thunder and Southern Thunder regional series as well. It was at least the seventeenth sprint car National Championship for her car owner Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee while using DSR Fuel Systems pumps and fuel delivery.

11-tine USCS Natiional Champion Gray who finished behind Turpen in the runner-up spot in the National standings also used DSR Fuel Systems to feed the Wesmar power plants in both cars he owned.

Turpen's 2015 National title run showed only one trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane on her score card to celebrate a September 5th win (her 7th), but, her season stats were filled with nine podium finishes (top three finishers), sixteen top five and twenty-seven top ten finishes. had an impressive twenty top five finishes. She also finished twenty-eight times in the top ten drivers at USCS events,

11-time USCS Champion Terry Gray stated, “I have been using DSR Fuel Systems technology since Daryl Saucier started DSR in the early 1990’s. I have won at least seventeen National Championships since then with DSR Fuel Systems fueling our race engines.”

At least ten other drivers that finished in the top fifteen in USCS national, regional and asphalt sprint series point standings used DSR Fuel Systems technology during the 2015 USCS racing season.

USCS Founder and President Pete Walton, stated that, “Daryl Saucier is one of the most knowledgeable people in fuel system technology in North America. Daryl has campaigned sprint cars and midgets himself on the National level. His knowledge is backed up by decades of personal hands on racing experience. Our race teams always tell me how helpful Daryl has been to them each season in getting top performance from their equipment. This is certainly true, especially with younger and less experienced race teams, who really need the help getting their fuel system on the right track” Walton continued.

DSR is one of those companies that annually supports the USCS and has helped us to grow in the previously sprint car racing void area of the country we compete in. Much thanks goes to Daryl and Cindy Saucier for all they do and have done to support the USCS and its race teams.” concluded Walton.

DSR Fuel Systems offers a full line of fuel pumps and fuel system products. DSR Fuel Systems is located at 3325 Salt Lake Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46214. The DSR Fuel Systems phone number is 317-490-3410. Their email address is DSR1ST@aol.com. A new DSR Fuel Systems website will be online very soon at www.dsrfuelsystems.com

For additional info on the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) and its three racing series the United Sprint Car Series, the K&N Filters USCS Modified Series and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series (winged mini sprints) please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Nick Snyder raced to the 2015 USCS “Rookie of the Year” series title.

Atlanta, GA - December 5, 2015 - 16 year-old Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida raced his way into the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters history books during the 2015 season by becoming one of the youngest drivers to ever make a trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after scoring a win in a USCS main event during their rookie year. Snyder finished third in the USCS National point standings en-route to claiming the series “Rookie of the Year” honors during a successful first season competing with the series. Snyder also claimed Fourth place honors in both the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series Championships as well.

Snyder’s career-first USCS feature win came at Travelers Rest Speedway on May 8th. The Florida young gun wasn’t able to duplicate that performance, but, he did have two runner-up podium finishes at Diamond Park Speedway in Arkansas on June 26th and at Georgia’s Senoia Raceway on August 22nd. He had 15 top ten and 5 top five finishes with all of those on the podium in one of the top three spots during the series 31-race season. He also had 5 near top five misses by finishing in sixth place on five other occasions. Some of his success came from the fact he finished almost every single race and avoided too many rookie mistakes.

USCS Founder and President, Pete Walton stated that, “Nick Snyder really put on quite a performance as a young first year driver this season. Some of the things he did in 2015 were really impressive for a sixteen year old. But, he is just and impressive young man all of the way around and we are very proud to have him as our 2015 USCS sprint car Rookie of the Year. I look forward to seeing him progress in future years.”

Snyder used a J&J Auto Racing sprint car chassis with a Marshall Campbell power plant providing power to the USCS required Hoosier Race Tires on his #116 machine. Mike Snyder was his crew chief with Scott Ovenshire assisting.

For information on Nick Snyder’s USCS 2015 results visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www/iscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

United Sprint Car Series

2015 NATIONAL POINT STANDINGS

Final Points as of Nov.14, 2015

Pos Car # Name Points

1 10m Morgan Turpen 4564

2 10 Terry Gray 4424

3 116 Nick Snyder – Rookie of Year 4181

4 47 Eric Riggins, Jr. 3237

5 28 Jeff Willingham 3049

6 26 Marshall Skinner 2666

7 21b Brandon McLain 2332

8 33 Joe Larkin 2243

9 07 Johnny Bridges 2240

10 16 Anthony Nicholson 2222

11 23 Derek Hagar 1611

12 88 Tim Crawley 1606

13 67 Brian Thomas 1310

14 51 Jay Dunham 1289

15 23 Lance Moss 1277

16 3 A.G. Raines 1191

17 24 Danny Martin, Jr. 1150

18 83 Bob Auld 1078

19 27 Curt Terrell 1010

20 43 Terry Witherspoon 984

21 42 Andy McElhannon 928

22 5m Shawn Mott 902

23 22 Shawn Murray 900

24 59III Johnny Petrozelle 837

25 31 Justin Webb 830

26 1 Eddie Gallagher 812

27 4m Michael Miller 800

28 9 C.J. Miller 789

29 40 Howard Moore 779

30 29 Kyle Amerson 765

31 6 Brad Wickham 752

32 34 Darren Orth 744

33 25 Ray Bugg 716

34 5 Jerod Roller 690

35 44 Ronny Howard 660

36 23 Trey Starks 620

37 32b Taylor Tidmore 610

38 10p Jim Perricone 607

39 43jr Tanner Witherspoon 602

40 21 Aubrey Black 528

41 19 Klint Angelette 504

42 17 Bobby Komisarski 490

Tie 87 Don Goodwin 490

44 32x Robert Richardson 463

45 39 Brad Bowden 438

46 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 433

47 12 Nick Roberts 425

48 84 Brandon Hanks 418

49 8z Zach Pringle 394

50 3a A.J. Maddox 380

51 99 Blake Jenkins 373

52 22r Kevin Roberts 368

Tie 25 Mark Gant 368

54 21k Greg Smyre 366

55 B52 Bill Mason 364

56 43m J.D. McClary 362

57 01 Shane Morgan 360

58 F16 Lance Hester 358

59 2j Cody Gardner 348

60 44c Bubba Lofton 338

Tie 00 Tristan Lee 338

62 86 Buster Dickerson 330

63 24 Terry McCarl 298

64 10H Chad Kemenah 297

65 82 Matt Kurtz 295

66 51b Joe B Miller 294

67 82 Dusty Zomer 280

68 49 Shawn Dancer 277

69 14 Tyler Clem 276

70 22b Troy Betts 274

71 28g Garrett Green 271

72 12d Dalton Davis 268

Tie 1A Lee Moore 268

74 00 Dane Lorenc 266

Tie 83 Mark Ruel 266

76 9 Justin Sturch 264

Tie 10b Mitch Brown 264

78 21 Marshall Yelverton 262

79 24d Danny Sams III 250

80 G6 Brandon Grubaugh 246

Tie 02 Gene Lasker 246

82 67 Jake McLain 240

83 3 Tony Agin 236

84 0x Clint Weiss 232

Tie 33 Mark Huddleston 232

86 91a Ernie Ainsworth 230

Tie 17 Mike Pack 230

88 44 Gary Troutman 228

89 5s Sonny Stroud 224

Tie 36 Tim Perry 224

91 91 Steven Russell 220

92 21 Kevin Hinkle 200

93 4x Johnny Herrera 148

Tie 3 Sammy Swindell 148

95 14 Channin Tankersley 144

Tie 14 Jordon Mallett 144

97 34dd Brooke Tatnell 142

98 94 Jeff Swindell 140

Tie 23 Seth Bergman 140

Tie 6 Tim Sites 140

101 52 Blake Hahn 138

102 55 Donny Howard 136

103 28H Matt Hope 132

104 4 Danny Smith 128

Tie 12b Don Ryder 128

106 88r Jan Howard 126

Tie 12t Joe Young 126

108 57 Zach Roach 124

109 57 Cody Howard 120

Tie 12m Greg Merritt 120

111 43 Matthew Bauldwin 118

112 7d Dylan DeJournett 116

Tie 15j Jeremy Middleton 116

114 17 Lane Whittington 114

115 33 Ronny Roberts 112

116 38 Rick Pringle 110

117 4 Tommy Snellgrove 108

118 06 Bill Moore 106

Tie X Charlie Louden 106

120 88b Brandon Blenden, Jr. 100

Tie 32 Brandon Hinkle 100

Tie 01x Brandon Olsen 100

Tie 72 Chris Wright 100

Tie 5 Dave Thorman 100

Tie 1 Freddie McCall, Jr. 100

Tie 51 Garrett Jacobs 100

Tie 17m Joey Moughan 100

Tie 6 Justin Carver 100

Tie 8 Kenneth Jackson 100

Tie 14r Ryan Roy 100

Tie 18t Tyler Vaughn 100

 

 

Morgan Turpen swept the 2015 USCS National and regional series titles.

Atlanta, GA - November 26, 2015 - 22 year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee made United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters history during the 31-event 2015 season by becoming the first woman to win the series National Championship. To put an exclamation point on the accomplishment, she got out the broom and swept all three available USCS division titles including the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship, the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Championships as well.

Turpen has competed with the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters full time since the 2010 season when she earned the USCS National Rookie of the Year honors. According to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2014 North American Driver of the Year poll for winged 360 sprint cars, she was the top ranked female winged sprint car driver in North America for last season. Turpen was the only female driver to receive votes among only 32 drivers out of several thousand considered who received multiple votes in that poll.

Turpen has seven total USCS career feature wins including one on September 5th this season at Harris Motor Speedway in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. She has been close to the top of the point standings at the conclusion of three other seasons. She finished in the runner-up position in the USCS National point standings during the 2010, 2011 and 2014 seasons. Other than the 2010 USCS Rookie crown, Turpen also earned the 2014 USCS "Road to Atlanta" Hoosier Asphalt Series Championship.

Morgan Turpen came into the final 2015 USCS event at Riverside International Speedway with the USCS Southern Thunder regional series title already tucked away. She clinched that Championship over 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina and team-mate and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in a close battle for the top spot.

All she had to do to clinch the USCS presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour National title in the season finale was to show up. But, just showing up isn't what she does. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series Championship was also still in play during the season's final event as well...

To sweep the Championship trophy table with the title in all three USCS divisions she would also have to beat out Marion Arkansas' Marshall Skinner in the battle for USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series title. The two drivers were tied in the point standings at 2114 points each going into the final. That could have proved to be a tough task as Skinner is a former USCS National Champion and the 2014 Riverside International Speedway Champion.

Skinner was racing on his "home" track at Riverside where Turpen only competes normally twice per year when the USCS frequents the historic facility. Turpen would have to out run Skinner to the finish line as a tie breaker would go to Skinner who had the most wins on the season.

In the USCS Fall Nationals 40-lap USCS “Fab 40” Turpen finished in 11th place just two spots ahead of Skinner’s 13th place finish in a star-studded field of drivers. That was enough to capture the Championship on the USCS Mid South regional series as well….and complete the title sweep.

Turpen's 2015 National title run, although showing only one trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for the September 5th win on her score card, it is filled with nine podium finishes (top three finishers), sixteen top five and twenty-seven top ten finishes. Those finishes were enough to keep her ahead of eleven-time series National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who is her team-mate, mentor and car owner as well. The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, 16 year-old Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida finished behind Gray in third place, She finished the season 140 points ahead of veteran Gray in the National standings with Snyder 241 points behind Gray.

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

For information on Morgan Turpen’s USCS 2015 results visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www/iscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

Turpen Sweeps the Table; Clinches 2015 USCS National and Mid-South Titles as Crawley Wins Season Finale at Riverside

Story credit to Jacob Seelman

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – Benton, Arkansas’ Tim Crawley closed the 2015 United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N season with a dominating performance on Saturday night, leading 35 of the 40 laps in the K&N Filters Fall Nationals 40 at Riverside International Speedway en route to his fifth series win of the season.

Crawley passed Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen on lap six and led the rest of the way for his 76th career victory in USCS 360 sprint car competition.

“I saw that Sammy [Swindell] had gotten up to second and, you know, Sammy’s Sammy,” Crawley smiled in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I got my elbows up [on the final restart] and told myself I was gonna make him earn it – and we did that tonight.”

“This was the best this track has been in a long time,” Crawley added, referencing the quarter-mile gumbo-clay oval at RIS. “It was racy, and I was really happy tonight. Really great – I want to thank Mike Ward and all the guys on this crew for always doing a great job for me; it’s great to close out the season with a win for them.”

West Memphis native A.G. Rains led the field to the green flag from the K&N Filters Pole Position but was quickly overhauled by Turpen, who clinched her first-career USCS national championship simply by starting the season finale and was looking to close her season out by claiming the checkered flag for herself.

A quick caution at lap two slowed the early pace, but Turpen led until Crawley’s pass for the lead – and ultimately the win – when he surged around the No. 10M in turn two just before the yellow flag returned for a slowing Ronny Howard.

From there, it was all Crawley; he surged out ahead of the pack despite another restart on lap 15 after former Riverside track champion Cody Gardner brought out the third caution of the night. The race went largely green the remainder of the distance, but contact between Jeff Swindell and 2013 series champion Derek Hagar that left the Marion, Ark. native flipping off the exit of turn two with five laps to go set up a late race restart and gave Sammy Swindell – who had charged all the way to second – one shot at Crawley.

It wasn’t meant to be for the three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, however, as he came up 1.2 seconds shy of the 2012 USCS champion at the final flags on a night where nearly $7,000 was raised to benefit his son Kevin’s recovery fund.

The younger Swindell, who grew up near the Riverside track, was injured in a crash during the Knoxville Nationals in August and is rehabilitating currently in Louisville, Ky.

“[Crawley] was just a little bit better down the stretch, to be honest,” Sammy Swindell admitted on the frontstretch after the race. “I felt like I could hang with him a little bit off of [turn] two, but he’d get away from me on the other end. It’s not bad to come out here with these ACME Graphix guys – to jump in the car and run second against a bunch of guys that run these cars every week is a good deal and we’re proud of that tonight.”

“I want to thank everyone that came out and supported Kevin as well; I know it means a lot to him to have the support of all these fans, and it means a lot to me and the rest of the family as well.”

Joe B. Miller, from Millersville, Mo., rounded out the podium with a third-place effort on a night when he ran double-duty in both his 360ci sprint car and his 600cc micro sprint.

2015 Riverside 305 sprint car track champion Brad Bowden, out of Hernando, Miss., charged from 14th starting spot to finish fourth and Australia’s Brooke Tatnell completed the top five after scoring the most passing points in heat race action earlier in the night.

Bartlett, Tennessee veteran Jeff Swindell transferred out of the Last Chance Showdown after a flip on the opening lap of his heat race and put on a masterful run to finish sixth, just ahead of Memphis young gun Howard Moore in seventh. Andy McElhannon, a Nesbit, Miss. native, came home eighth and Millington, Tennessee’s Dalton Davis finished ninth. Another Mississippi young gun, Burlison’s Brandon Hanks, capped off the top 10 finishers.

Turpen faded through the second half of the event, but still managed to finish one lap down in 11th and secure the USCS Mid-South regional championship by five points over title rival Marshall Skinner, who finished 13th, two laps in arrears. The duo entered the final night of the season tied in points.

The final result officially made Turpen the first-ever female champion of a national sprint car touring series, and also allowed her to sweep all three USCS titles (National, Mid-South and Southern) in 2015.

“This is huge, both for me and for this team of ours,” Turpen said of her final results. “As far as tonight went, I knew when Crawley put Marshall a lap down that there was no need for me to be fighting up near the front and potentially wreck a good piece of equipment. In that second half, my car started feeling ill and when I saw Marshall go down one that I couldn’t go down any more laps than he already was unless something crazy happened or we broke.”

“I’m happy. I knew from the beginning of the night when Derek [Hagar] withdrew to let Marshall run the dash that it was going to be tough, but we persevered and we prevailed. It feels amazing tonight; I couldn’t be happier. We’ve had a very consistent season and it shows by us sweeping all three championships.”

“When you start back in the back at this place, there’s nothing you can do on your own to move forward,” Skinner explained. “We had to come out of the B tonight, and it just didn’t work out for us.”

“I enjoyed running the road this season and fighting with Terry and Morgan. We all had problems this year, and we all helped each other fix the cars along the way – so it was a lot of fun. I’m glad she won the deal; she really deserves it because of how much she’s stepped up her program this year. She’s trying to get somewhere through the NASCAR Drive for Diversity here in the future, and I hope she does because she’s a heck of a race car driver and it’d really be cool to see for her. We’ll be back next year for one more go – that’ll make it 26 years that I’ve done this – but for now we’ll go home and enjoy the time off this winter.”

16-year-old Nick Snyder, from Marco Island, Fla., finished 12th in the feature and was honored as the series' 2015 Rookie of the Year. The first-year 360ci sprint car driver finished third in the final National points standings.

Anthony Nicholson kicked off the night’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Tatnell won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Steven Russell grabbed the victory in the ButlerBUILT Second Heat, and Crawley was victorious in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat. Turpen claimed the checkers in the J.E. Pistons Fourth Heat.

Tatnell was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points during heat race action, but when a four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, A.G. Rains received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Jeff Swindell passed the most cars in the A-Main (14) to garner the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The next event for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters will be the series’ 2015 awards banquet, planned to be held in early 2016. Details regarding the event will be released as soon as they are available.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Fall Nationals”; Riverside International Speedway; West Memphis, Ark.; November 14, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Howard Moore, Marshall Skinner, Jeff Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Brooke Tatnell, A.G. Rains, Sammy Swindell, Brad Bowden, Justin Carver, Marshall Skinner, Brian Thomas, Jeff Swindell.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Steven Russell, Eddie Gallagher, Joe B. Miller, Cody Howard, Nick Snyder, Jeff Willingham, Ernie Ainsworth, Bubba Lofton.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Derek Hagar, Cody Gardner, Anthony Nicholson, Brandon Hanks, Ryan Roy.

J.E. Pistons Fourth Heat: Morgan Turpen, Andy McElhannon, Howard Moore, Ronny Howard, Joey Moughan, Curt Terrell, Dalton Davis

Saldana Racing Products Last Chance Showdown (15 laps, top 8 transfer):

1. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 2. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 3. #57 – Cody Howard, Byhalia, MS 4. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 5. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 6. #94 – Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN 7. #84 – Brandon Hanks, Burlison, MS 8. #12 – Dalton Davis, Millington, TN 9. #6 – Justin Carver, Millington, TN 10. #91A – Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN 11. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 12. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 13. #14R – Ryan Roy, Dyersburg, TN 14. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 15. #17M – Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL 16. #5T – Bubba Lofton, Cordova, TN

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

1. #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 2. #3S – Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN 3. #51B – Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO 4. #59 – Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS 5. #34DD – Brooke Tatnell, Sydney, NSW, Australia 6. #94 – Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN 7. #40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN 8. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS 9. #12 – Dalton Davis, Millington, TN 10. #84 – Brandon Hanks, Burlison, MS 11. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 12. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 13. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 14. #9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 15. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 16. #57 – Cody Howard, Byhalia, MS 17. #1 – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS 18. #88R – Cody Gardner, Little Rock, AR 19. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 20. #3 – A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR 21. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 22. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 23. #91 – Steven Russell, Springfield, IL (DNS)

Did Not Transfer to A-main:

#6 – Justin Carver, Millington, TN #91A – Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN #14R – Ryan Roy, Dyersburg, TN #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA #17M – Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL #5T – Bubba Lofton, Cordova, TN

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #34DD – Brooke Tatnell Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #91 – Steven Russell Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #88 – Tim Crawley J.E. Pistons Fourth Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Pole Award: #3 – A.G. Rains JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #88 – Tim Crawley (1st place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #3S – Sammy Swindell K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #51B – Joe B. Miller Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #59 – Brad Bowden Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #94 – Jeff Swindell Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #34DD – Brooke Tatnell Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #94 – Jeff Swindell Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #40 – Howard Moore DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #84 – Brandon Hanks

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

United Sprint Car Series and Riverside International Speedway host Kevin Swindell Recovery Benefit this Friday and Saturday November 13th & 14th during the 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals

Atlanta, GA – November 10, 2015 – The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and historic Riverside International Speedway host a benefit event for the recovery of Kevin Swindell on Friday and Saturday (November 13th and 14th) during the series 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals event at the famed 1/4 mile Gumbo clay oval just across the Mississippi River from Memphis in West Memphis, Arkansas. Several fund raising activities are in place for the event to help raise money to assist in Kevin Swindell's recovery expenses including a silent auction of items that have been and being still gathered.

Kevin Swindell was injured during the August 2015 Knoxville Nationals for winged sprint cars at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. He is presently in the recovery and rehabilitation process from serious spinal injuries as a result of his accident.

United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton said, "The USCS Fall Nationals is possibly the last or one f the very last events for winged sprint cars to be held during the 2015 season. Since the event is being held near Kevin's hometown of Germantown, Tennessee, we have thought that the timing would be good to do what we could to help this young man with the expenses of his recovery in this small way."

"I think everyone in the motorsports community has been impressed by those who have already stepped forward for Kevin in only the nearly three months that have passed by. I hope those who want to be a part of this benefit and in some way to pay tribute to this talented young man will mark their calendar to participate as a donor, as a racer or attend the event as a spectator" concluded Walton.

Kevin Swindell probably needs no introduction to those who are reading this, but, as a in addition to his other accomplishments, 26 year old is a four-time Chili Bowl National Midget Champion, He was the 2005 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 and 410 sprint car Rookie of the Year. He was also the youngest driver to ever win a World of Outlaws sprint car main event.

The USCS Fall Nationals event includes the season finale for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars. The 2015 version of the event is highlighted by a 51-lap, $5100 to win USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event for 360 winged sprint cars at the historic 1/4 mile.

Additionally on the USCS Fall Nationals weekend's action packed racing card will be the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, the Mid South Street Stock Challenge and the "Rumble at the River" for the area's Late Models.

To participate as a donor to the USCS / Riverside Int. Speedway Silent Auction Benefit for Kevin Swindell please contact either Pete Walton at 770-865-6097 or Sherri Walton at 770-460-7223. Additional details will be announced as they are received.

For information on the event you may call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com For info on Riverside International Speedway please visit their website at www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com or call 901-508-6200.

USCS Media contact: Pete Walton cell# 770-865-6097

 

 

USCS Fall Nationals payout and format details released

Atlanta, GA - November 6, 2015 - The following details for the payout and format for the 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals on Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th - 2015 at Riverside International Speedway www.uscsracing.com in West Memphis, Arkansas have been released. Details including final pay out for the $5100 to win, 51-lap event at the historic 1/4 mile oval are as follows:

Where: Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR (1/4 mi Gumbo clay oval) www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com Phone rack 870-735-8071 or 901-508-6200

When: Friday - November 13th: Pits Open 4:00 pm Friday (Drivers meeting 6:00 pm) Racing 7:30 pm

Saturday - November 14th driver Autograph Session 2:00 pm until 3:30pm Saturday - November 14th: Pits Open 2:00pm - Drivers Meeting 4:30 pm – Racing 6 pm

*** Kevin Swindell Recovery Fund SILENT AUCTION *** in Refreshment Stand Area Under East Grandstands Friday and Saturday ALL Hours

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

Saturday Night Racing: B-Mains & A-Main finales in USCS Sprint Cars (50 lap $5000 to win feature on Saturday) Late Models and Street/Stock Cars. K&N Filters USCS Modifieds, and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series/Mini Sprints contest a full racing program.

USCS SPRINT CARS “Fabulous 51” (One 51-lap feature) $5,100 to win

SPRINT ENTRY FEE:

PRE-ENTRY by Mon. 11/09/15 = $75 ENTRY Received after 11/09/15 $100

Friday night: Qualifying Night for USCS presented by K&N Filters Fabulous 51 Sprint Car Races ( 51 lap feature on Saturday) Includes Hoosier Speed Dash $100 to win. Qualifying Races (passing points) plus K&N Filters Pole Scramble for top 8 cars in passing points. The B-Main(s) and a 51-lap winged sprint car A-Mains on Saturday night.

Saturday sprint car payoff:

$5100 to win and $510 to start 51-lap A-main event.

PAYOFF: $5100 to win then: 2551, 1500, 1200, 1000, 900. 800, 700, 600, 551, 510 and $510 thru last place.. B Main(s) on Sat. night: Transfer spots then $200 thru last place.

plus... K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds Limited/Crate Late Models www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprints 6th annual Mid South Street Stock Challenge

Contact USCS 770-865-6097

Sherri for Pre Entry via credit card 770-870-8439

Pete 770-865-6097 Email peteuscs@att.net

 

 

 

 

GAFFNEY, S.C. – “I could get used to Saturday night lights!”

Those were the enthusiastic words of 19-year-old Puyallup, Wash. young gun Trey Starks, who powered away from the K&N Filters Pole Position and led Saturday night’s 30-lap USCS Speed Spooktacular flag-to-flag to capture his second United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters win of the 2015 season in dominating fashion.

The second USCS feature win of Starks’ career came after he finished second to Altoona, Iowa veteran Terry McCarl on Friday night at Carolina Speedway, setting up a role reversal when McCarl ran second to Starks in a battle of two drivers who had never run either track before.

For Starks, the feature win capped off a nearly perfect weekend and improved his average finish in USCS competition to a stunning 1.5 in four starts for veteran car owner Jeff McCall.

“This is just amazing,” Starks said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “To come over here and be able to run the way we did this weekend against this kind of competition is just great.”

“These tracks here in the south are awesome. With drivers like Terry McCarl and all the other really quality racers, you really have to work hard. I can’t thank Jeff McCall and this entire team enough for all the effort and support. This gives us some really good momentum going into the World Finals at Charlotte Motor Speedway next weekend.”

The race was the final event of the 2015 USCS Southern Thunder Region, and the regional championship points battle went right down to the wire. Ultimately, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tenn., unofficially became the first female USCS regional dirt series champion, defeating young Eric Riggins, Jr. of Charlotte, N.C. for the crown.

Riggins suffered a flat tire with six laps to go in the feature, and although his “Fast 47” team was able to make the change and get “The Carolina Kid” out at the back of the field in 12th, he was not able to get back in front of Turpen, who went into the 30-lap A-Main with an eight point advantage.

The results of the Southern Thunder regional championship are unofficial pending final tabulation and adjustment of bonus races.

Two yellow flags slowed the lightning-quick event. The first caution took place on lap 19 when Tanner Witherspoon brought his No. 43JR to a stop on the back straightaway, ending his evening. The second occurred when Riggins’ left rear tire went flat and forced him to a stop on the front straightway.

When the checkered flag was waved, it was Starks enjoying the spoils of victory lane while McCarl crossed the finish line unchallenged in second. Four-time UNOH All-Stars champion Chad Kemenah of Findlay, Ohio, parked his Hunter Racing No. 10H in third for the second night in a row, and fourth went to “The Cherryville Bandit” Lance Moss, who drove a smooth and steady race with his No. 23M. Rounding out the top five was the only Canadian competitor in the field, “Downtown” Mitch Brown from Brantford, Ontario in his No. 10B.

Positions sixth through tenth saw competitors dicing back and forth for much of the event, including the two championship contenders. The No. 22 of Newark, Del. veteran Troy Betts managed to stake his claim at the top of this group with a sixth place finish at the stripe, while unofficial champion Turpen fought hard to finish seventh with her No. 10M. Coming across the line in eighth was the Buffalo Wild Wings sponsored No. 82 of Sioux Falls, S.D. native Dusty Zomer, who started 17th on the grid. Former URC Sprint Series champion Robbie Stillwaggon, from Burlington, N.J. was ninth and 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year Nick Snyder, out of Marco Island, Fla. rounded out the top 10.

Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, changing the complexion of the point standings in the Southern region and setting her up for the championship run in the “A” Main. McCarl scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat, while Kemenah rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Starks was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a “zero” was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Zomer passed the most cars in the A-main (nine) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday night, Nov. 7 at the Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Speed Spooktacular”; Cherokee Speedway; Gaffney, S.C.; October 31st, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Robbie Stillwagon, Trey Starks, Lance Moss, Dusty Zomer, Chad Kemenah.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry McCarl, Mitch Brown, Lance Moss, Nick Snyder, Eric Riggins, Jr., Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Robbie Stillwagon, Dusty Zomer, Shawn Mott.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Chad Kemenah, Trey Starks, Shawn Murray, Troy Betts, Tanner Witherspoon, Darren Orth, Tim Perry, Johnny Bridges, Garrett Jacobs.

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

1. #23- Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 2. #24 – Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA 3. #10H – Chad Kemanah, Findlay, OH 4. #23M – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 5. #10B – Mitch Brown, Brantford, ONT 6. #22 – Troy Betts, Newark DE 7. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 8. #82 – Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD 9. #89 – Robbie Stillwagon, Burlington, NJ 10. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 11. #47 – Eric Riggins, Jr., Charlotte, NC 12. #22M – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 13. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 14. #5M – Shawn Mott, Rockville, NC 15. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 16. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 17. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwannee, GA

Did Not Start A-main:

#36 – Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, N.C. #51 – Garrett Jacobs, Augusta, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #24 – Terry McCarl Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10H – Chad Kemenah K&N Filters Pole Award: #23 – Trey Starks JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10B – Mitch Brown (5th place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #24 – Terry McCarl K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10H – Chad Kemenah Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #23 – Lance Moss Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #82 – Dusty Zomer Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10B – Mitch Brown Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #23 – Lance Moss Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #116 – Nick Snyder

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

 

GASTONIA, N.C. – After a 14-year absence, Altoona, Iowa veteran Terry McCarl made his return to the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters a winning one Friday night at Carolina Speedway.

In his first attempt at the four-tenths mile oval, McCarl started from the K&N Filters pole position and weathered both traffic and a crash-riddled A-main to take the victory on night one of the rescheduled third annual North/South Shootout, leading every lap in his No. 24 Country Builders Construction/Snow Plow Snow Pushers maching and driving away from 19-year-old Trey Starks on a final five lap dash to the checkered flag.

The win in the 30-lap event was McCarl’s third-career USCS feature win, first in the series since Oct. 27, 2001 at Volusia Speedway Park and his first-ever win in the state of North Carolina.

“Track position is always important, but in a field of cars like this you’ve also got to have a great car and a great engine,” McCarl said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “My guys were on it tonight, they did such a great job dialing this piece in – it’s the same motor we won the 360 Knoxville Nationals win, so she’s got a pretty good track record.”

“I had a great time tonight; this was the first time we were here and it was important to us to come down here and add another state to my feature wins list – I’m up to 21 or 22 now, so we’re really proud of that.”

On the eve of Halloween, three wild flips were among the four incidents that slowed the pace, beginning at lap three when Florida native Terry Witherspoon got together with Bill Moore at the entrance to turn three, sending Moore’s car into a series of tumbles before it came to rest and putting both cars out of the action for the night.

The drama continued a lap later after the race resumed, with four-time Carolina Speedway winner and Cherryville, N.C. native Johnny Bridges going for his own wild ride in turn two after he “hooked a rut” and nearly climbed over the right rear tire of 11-time series champion Terry Gray.

“I was trying to get Terry on the outside there, for position,” said Bridges, whose top wing flew over the turn two wall before he came to rest. “My car was really good on the bottom, but I went up top and just got in those ruts – it was a ride after that.”

“I love this place, but man, she’s torn up quite a few of my race cars too over the years. Tonight wasn’t our night, but we’ll get the car fixed and be back at it one more time tomorrow.”

The final rollover of the night came on lap 25 and set up the race-deciding restart, when Shawn Mott went for what he called a “gentle flip” in turn two. In all three cases, the drivers involved walked away under their own power.

In front of all that, Puyallup, Washington’s Starks chased McCarl every step of the way – but simply came up short in his bid for back-to-back USCS victories. The teenager now has an average finish of 1.67 in his three USCS starts – finishing second again Friday night.

“I think we were a little bit quicker than Terry, but I just could never find a way around him,” Starks admitted. “This track was wicked fast tonight. It was tough to pass. I got to him in traffic a couple of times, but a guy like Terry – you can only show him your nose once before he figures out what you’re doing and uses it to his advantage.”

“Still a good night for us though, we’ll go on to South Carolina and try to win one there.”

Four-time UNOH All-Stars champion Chad Kemenah, out of Findlay, Ohio, motored home in the third spot at the checkered flag and was chased by USCS national points leader Morgan Turpen, who extended her margin atop the standings with a fourth-place result. 2012 URC Sprint Series titlist Robbie Stillwaggon, making the haul from Burlington, N.J., rounded out the top five.

Cherryville, N.C. veteran Lance Moss led the next group of drivers home with a sixth-place effort and National Sprint League regular Dusty Zomer, from Sioux Falls, S.D. was seventh. Gray rebounded from his close call in the Bridges incident to post an eighth place finish ahead of Newark, Del. hotshoe Troy Betts in ninth. Jacksonville, Fla. pilot Shawn Murray capped off the top 10, making a strong resurgence just two weeks after destroying his race car in a crash at Bubba Raceway Park in Florida.

The USCS Southern Thunder regional title tilt took a drastic turn as well, with points leader Eric Riggins Jr. having one of his worst nights at Carolina Speedway in recent memory.

The Charlotte, N.C. young gun – a four-time winner at his home track – slowed to a stop on the frontstretch at lap 13 and dropped to the tail of the lead lap after his crew made quick repairs in the work area. He returned to the track, but ultimately went a lap down before the finish and came home in 12th.

As a result, Riggins’ point lead – which stood at 14 points entering the night and climbed to 18 markers before the main event due to preliminary action – stands at just two markers, or one position on the race track, entering Saturday night’s regional series finale at Cherokee (S.C.) Speedway.

With Riggins ineligible to compete in the Saturday Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, he will have to come from behind to win the title – with the points gap set to be between three and eight points in favor of Turpen when the 30-lap “Speed Spooktacular” main event kicks off.

Riggins started Friday evening’s racing action in a much better position, by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash and picking up $100 in bonus money for his efforts. Moss scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat, and Starks rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Gray took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

McCarl was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Darren Orth passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Halloween night, Oct. 31 with the USCS Speed Spooktacular at the Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series; “Third Annual North-South Shootout: Night One”; Carolina Speedway; Oct. 30, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Trey Starks, Nick Snyder, Morgan Turpen, Joe Larkin.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Lance Moss, Dusty Zomer, Troy Betts, Shawn Murray, Nick Snyder, Johnny Bridges, Tanner Witherspoon, Joe Larkin, Bill Moore.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Trey Starks, Chad Kemenah, Terry McCarl, Mitch Brown, Terry Witherspoon, Shawn Mott, Darren Orth, Tim Perry, Bob Auld.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Robbie Stillwaggon, Eric Riggins Jr., Brad Wickham, Brandon McLain, Greg Smyre, Jake McLain.

www.rockauto.com B-Main: 12-laps (8 transfer)

1. #6T – Brad Wickham 2. #5M – Shawn Mott 3. #34 – Darren Orth 4. #21K – Greg Smyre 5. #36 – Tim Perry 6. #83 – Bob Auld 7. #33 – Joe Larkin 8. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon 9. #06 – Bill Moore 10. #43 – Terry Witherspoon 11. #21B – Brandon McLain 12. #67 – Jake McLain

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

1. #24 – Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA 2. #23T – Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 3. #10H – Chad Kemenah, Findlay, OH 4. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 5. #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ 6. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 7. #82 – Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD 8. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 9. #22B – Troy Betts, Newark, DE 10. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 11. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 12. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 13. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 14. #36 – Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 15. #10B – Mitch Brown, Brantford, Ont., Canada 16. #5M – Shawn Mott, Rockwell, NC 17. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 18. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 19. #6T – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC 20. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 21. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 22. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 23. #06 – Bill Moore, Mt. Ulla, NC 24. #21K – Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC (DNS)

A-Main Non-Transfers:

#21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #23 – Lance Moss Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #23T – Trey Starks Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #24 – Terry McCarl JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (__ place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #23T – Trey Starks K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10H – Chad Kemenah Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #34 – Darren Orth Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #23 – Lance Moss Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #82 – Dusty Zomer DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #22 – Shawn Murray - Morgan Turpen was the recipient of the JE Pistons Top Gun Award

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

-- Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor Performance Motorsports Network, Radio Co-Host National Speed Sport News, Staff Writer United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Car North vs. South Shootout Finale and SECA Late Models and Halloween Night FIREWORKS! headline the action at Cherokee Speedway on Saturday, October 31st

Atlanta, GA – October 24, 20145 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the 3/8 mile racing surface at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on Saturday, October 31st. It will be the third time the 700 plus horsepower, 1300 pound exotic race cars have invaded the re-configured version of the legendary speedway since it was reduced from a 5/8 mile oval. The event is the Finale of the 7th annual Carolina Thunder Nationals North vs. South Shootout during the nineteenth season of competition for the USCS . The Halloween night special event and is entitled as the USCS "Speed Spooktacular" and has several Halloween themed activities in addition to some "Frightening" displays of speed.

The USCS winged sprint car portion of the event promises to be loaded with some of the country’s top ranked drivers and sprint car talent racing for pride and glory for each of their regions in this only third-time ever USCS North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event at the Cherokee Speedway. Saturday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged sprint car racing plus racing in four Cherokee Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions.

Additionally the action-packed racing card features the winged www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini/micro sprints who will streak around the speedway at speed's well over 100 miles per hour too. The speedway’s popular SECA Late Models racing for $1200 to win plus the Limited Sportsman, Crate Sportsman , and Renegade divisions will join the two sprint car divisions with special events of their own.

The Cherokee Speedway USCS event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the track from as far away as New York, Delaware, Florida and Mississippi. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The sprint cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds well over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints will contest a full racing program including their Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events on Saturday night.

The www.rockauto.com USCS use exactly the same format as the USCS Outlaw Thunder sprint cars. The four Cherokee Speedway weekly racing series drivers will be racing for increased prize money in each division.

The SECA sanctioned Late Models are racing for $1200 to win top prize in their special event portion of the program. The popular Limited Sportsman division is doing battle for a $800 top prize.

In addition to the racing action, Halloween activities will include "Trick or Treat in the Pits" at 5:30pm. There will also be a Costume contest and Halloween Night FIREWORKS for all to enjoy at intermission..

Gates open at 4:00 pm and racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. Cherokee Speedway is located at 153 Speedway Rd., Gaffney, SC 29351. The race track phone number is: (864) 489-1969. The track’s website is www.cherokeespeedwaySC.com For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS OUTLAW SPRINT CAR “CAROLINA THUNDER NATIONALS and North vs. South Shootout HEADLINES

SEASON FINALE at CAROLINA SPEEDWAY ON FRIDAY (10/30).

Atlanta, GA – October 24, , 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the red dirt 3/8 mile racing surface at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina for a full night of racing action during Carolina Speedway's SEASON FINALE on Friday, October 30th. The event is during the 7th annual USCS Carolina Thunder Nationals. The event for winged sprint cars also includes the North vs. South Shootout challenge race between the Georgia based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) and a number of expected entries from Northern states. The USCS is in its nineteenth season of competition.

The event which was re-scheduled after Hurricane Joachim flooded out the original October 2nd date, promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers racing for pride and glory for their region in this fourth ever USCS North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event. The racing action on Friday, October 2nd also features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus five other racing divisions.

Additionally the action packed racing card includes the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini/micro sprints plus the area's popular Limited Late Model cars and stars racing for $1500 to win. The other three divisions included are the Street Stock, Renegade and Crate Sportsman divisions, who all join the action with special events of their own.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars, and the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will contest a full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dashes, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events. All four Carolina Speedway weekly and special event divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events.

The Carolina Speedway USCS North vs. South Challenge event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the track from as far away as New Jersey, Florida and Arkansas. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled winged sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds well over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.

The 2014 USCS North vs. South Challenge Round $1 at Carolina Speedway was rained out. On the following night, the current USCS National point's leader, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee made her way to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in Round #2 at Cherokee Speedway just 45 minutes away in Gaffney, South Carolina.

Previous winners include, The 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series “Rookie of the Year” and then 16 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who swept the USCS vs. URC North vs. South Challenge event in 2013 when he won at both Carolina Speedway on October 4th and again in the following night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Riggins was also the winner in the first main event of two during the 2011 contest.

Past regional series -Champion, Johnny Bridges from nearby, Cherryville, North Carolina won the 2012 Carolina Thunder Nationals Round #1 event at Carolina Speedway The only female expected to be in the field and the 2010 National “Rookie of the Year”, then 18 year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee won the second main event during the 2011 Thunder Nationals main event. Matt Linder from Hoschton, Georgia won the 2010 version of the event and ten times USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee won the 2009 event. All of those drivers except for Matt Linder are entered for this year’s event with a host of other talented drivers.

Eric Riggins, Jr. was also the most recent USCS feature winner at Carolina Speedway during the series’ April 10, 2015 event. Johnny Bridges won the previous sprint USCS event April 11, 2014 event at the speedway.

Carolina Speedway is located at 6355 Union Rd., Gastonia, NC 28054. The race track phone number is: (704) 869-0313. The track’s website is www.carolinaspeedway.net For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

 

 

United Sprint Car Series and Riverside International Speedway Kevin Swindell Recovery Benefit on track for November 13th & 14th during the 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals

Atlanta, GA – October 24, 2015 – The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and historic Riverside International Speedway benefit event for the recovery of Kevin Swindell on Friday and Saturday, November 13th and 14th during the series 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals event at the famed 1/4 mile Gumbo clay oval is fast approaching. Several fund raising activities are in place for the event to help raise money to assist in Kevin's recovery expenses including a silent auction of items being presently gathered. Details for the silent auction will be released next week just a little over two weeks prior to the event so bidding may begin online.

Kevin Swindell was injured during the August 2015 Knoxville Nationals for winged sprint cars at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. He is presently in the recovery and rehabilitation process from serious spinal injuries as a result of his accident.

United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton discussed he event and said, 'The USCS Fall Nationals is possibly the last event for winged sprint cars to be held during the 2015 season. Since the event is being held near Kevin's hometown, we have though all along that the timing would be really good to do what we could to help this young man with the expenses of his recovery in this small way."

"We have really been impressed by those who have already stepped forward for Kevin in only the two that has passed by. I hope those who want to be a part of this benefit and in some way to pay tribute to this talented young man will mark their calendar to participate as a donor, as a racer or attend the event as a spectator" concluded Walton.

Kevin Swindell probably needs no introduction to those who are reading this, but, as a in addition to his other accomplishments, 26 year old is a four-time Chili Bowl National Midget Champion, He was the 2005 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 and 410 sprint car Rookie of the Year. He was also the youngest driver to ever win a World of Outlaws sprint car main event.

The USCS Fall Nationals event includes the season finale for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars. The 2015 version of the event is highlighted by a 51-lap, $5100 to win USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event for 360 winged sprint cars at the historic 1/4 mile.

Additionally on the USCS Fall Nationals weekend's action packed racing card will be the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, the Mid South Street Stock Challenge and the "Rumble at the River" for the area's Late Models.

To participate as a donor to the USCS / Riverside Int. Speedway Silent Auction Benefit for Kevin Swindell please contact either Pete Walton at 770-865-6097 or Sherri Walton at 770-460-7223. Additional details will be announced as they are received.

For information on the event you may call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com For info on Riverside International Speedway please visit their website at www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com or call 901-508-6200.

USCS Media contact: Pete Walton cell# 770-865-6097

Email: peteuscs@att.net

 

 

 

OCALA, Fla. – At one point in Saturday night’s 30-lap finale to the Florida State Championships at Bubba Raceway Park it appeared as if home state driver Danny Martin Jr. was going to walk off with a weekend sweep.

However, circumstances got in the way – and opened the door for a first-time United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winner.

19-year-old Trey Starks, from Puyallup, Wash., inherited the lead from Martin after the latter blew a right rear tire entering turn one with seven laps to go and endured three agonizing restarts inside of the final five laps before he could pull into www.rockauto.com Victory Lane.

The reigning Western Sprint Tour champion led those final seven laps over Mississippi hotshoe Michael Miller, pulling away after each caution period to notch his first career USCS victory in thrilling fashion.

“It seemed like [the field] really didn’t want us to win this race, did they?” Starks laughed after climbing from his car. “We weren’t very good on restarts at all – either I wasn’t great or the motor just wasn’t taking off – one or the other. We had a great handling car though, and we had a little bit of luck, but sometimes it’s just as good to be lucky than good and that’s what we were tonight. This is an awesome weekend.”

The win was the first in USCS competition for Starks’ car owner, Jeff McCall, since 2008 at Travelers Rest (S.C.) Speedway with Australian driver Steven Lines.

“This feels really good,” McCall said. “We’ve more focused on our 410 program for the last five or six years – we haven’t really run the 360 stuff. I met Trey through Jack Elam – he got the two of us hooked up, and I had never met him before this weekend – but we flew him down here and it worked outto be an awesome go of it.”

“He’s super talented, and I’m excited to be working with him coming up at the [I-30 Speedway] Short Track Nationals and World Finals at Charlotte as well. This is a heck of a start for the pairing.”

The night’s two most serious incidents all happened prior to halfway in the main event, kicking off on lap two when the “Jacksonville Jet,” Matt Kurtz, got into fellow Florida driver Gene Lasker exiting turn four. Kurtz’s car tipped onto its side, but was quickly righted and Kurtz climbed from his mount without injury.

The chaos continued two laps later, when K&N Filters polesitter and early race leader Shawn Murray was being overhauled by Miller in turn four and washed up too high, tagging the wall with his right rear. That caused the front end of Murray’s No. 22 sprinter to catch air, sending him flipping wildly into the catch fence right below the flagstand at the start/finish line. Murray was unhurt in the wild ride.

After a short repair period to work on the frontstretch clay and a small portion of the safety fencing, the race resumed with Miller leading the way, but the story was Martin, who wrested the top spot from Miller at lap 18 and appeared to be driving into the Florida night before running over a piece of debris that caused his right rear to go down five laps later.

While the Sarasota, Fla. native would rally to finish fourth, it was a night of what might have been for the Shaw Racing Products No. 24.

“I felt [the tire] getting soft in three and four,” Martin said. “It tripped over the cushion and I thought I was going to hit the wall. I knew something was up, and a few feet later it went. I hate it, but we’ll be back next time to try it again. Fourth is heartbreaking though, but we knew we had the fastest car tonight. That counts for something at least.”

As Starks rolled away to victory lane, Miller could do no better than second, where he settled at the checkered flag, just ahead of Ocala, Fla. young gun Tyler Clem. The 13-year-old used a banner drive through traffic and took advantage of attrition as the race went on to claim a career-best USCS finish of third in just his second career series start.

Martin and Jacksonville, Florida’s Matt Kurtz rounded out the top five, with Kurtz rallying from his lap two incident to give the Sunshine State three of the first five cars at the end of the night.

National points leader Morgan Turpen was sixth with Eric Riggins Jr., from Charlotte, N.C., finishing seventh after hesuffered from a late-race flat tire as well. Marco Island, Florida’s Nick Snyder used an eighth-place finish to clinch 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year honors, while another 13-year-old, Danny Sams III, chased Snyder to the line in finishing ninth. Mark Ruel Jr., out of Jacksonville, Fla., capped off the top 10.

Riggins kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Witherspoon scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Murray rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and Starks took the checkers in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

Starks was also the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Murray received the K&N Filters Pole Award. For the second night in a row, Ocala native Tyler Clem passed the most cars in the A-main (13) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Friday night, Oct. 30 with the rescheduled North/South Shootout opener at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Florida State Championship”; Bubba Raceway Park; Oct. 17, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Matt Kurtz, Trey Starks, Garrett Green, Morgan Turpen, Danny Martin Jr.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Witherspoon, Michael Miller, Eric Riggins Jr., Danny Martin Jr., Nick Snyder, Tyler Clem, Joe Larkin.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Shawn Murray, Terry Gray, Garrett Green, Gene Lasker, Tanner Witherspoon, Danny Sams III, Brandon McLain.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Trey Starks, Morgan Turpen, Matt Kurtz, Mark Ruel Jr., Brandon Grubaugh, Clint Weiss, Jeff Willingham.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Florida State Championships finale A-main: 30-laps

1. #23 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 2. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 3. #14 – Tyler Clem, Ocala, FL 4. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 5. #82 – Matt Kurtz, Jacksonville, FL 6. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 7. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 8. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 9. #24D – Danny Sams III, Gergetown, KY 10. #83 – Mark Ruel Jr., Jacksonville, FL 11. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA 12. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 13. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 14. #28G – Garrett Green, Valrico, FL 15. #G6 – Brandon Grubaugh, Ocala, FL 16. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 17. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 18. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 19. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 20. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 21. #02 – Gene Lasker, Tampa, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #22 – Shawn Murray Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #23 – Trey Starks K&N Filters Pole Award: #22 – Shawn Murray JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #14 – Tyler Clem (3rd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #4M –Michael Miller K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #14 – Tyler Clem Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #14 – Tyler Clem Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #82 – Matt Kurtz Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #83 – Mark Ruel Jr.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

 

OCALA, Fla. – In the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters’ debut on the dirt at Bubba Raceway Park, it was home state driver Danny Martin Jr. carrying the victory laurels Friday night.

Martin, a three-time USCS national championship runner-up from Sarasota, Fla., charged past Charlotte, N.C. young gun and K&N Filters polesitter Eric Riggins Jr. on lap four of the 25-lap Florida State Championship preliminary night A-main and held the lead for the remainder of the distance, darting in and out of traffic and away from the field to score his third USCS feature win of the 2015 season.

The trip to www.rockauto.com Victory Lane came despite a restart with nine laps to go, where Martin drove down the banking exiting turn four to get a run and leave Riggins in his tire tracks down the stretch.

“I don’t know what the difference was, honestly – I was just hoping for a good [restart] so I could pull away,” Martin said of his 23rd career USCS win. “I didn’t know if I should go low and try to block a slider or stay high and run my groove. I decided to just rail it around the top in the end there – I figured if anyone could pull a slider on me they had just better hope I didn’t drive back under them down the straightaway (laughs).”

“It’s a great night, though. I have to thank my car owner, Doug Shaw – we couldn’t do this without him.”

The first 16 laps of the main event ran green without incident, but a lengthy stoppage came with nine laps to go when Floridians Tony Agin and A.J. Maddox got together in turns one and two, with Maddox flipping wildly after heavy contact with the outside guardrail at the exit of turn two.

Maddox was uninjured in the crash.

When the race resumed, it was Martin who paced the remainder of the distance, with 19-year-old Trey Starks weaving his way through the chaos of lapped traffic to grab the runner-up position from Riggins.

Starks, the reigning Western Sprint Tour champion from Puyallup, Wash., would hold the spot from lap 18 onward, with Riggins crossing the line third at the checkered flag.

The “Jacksonville Jack,” Matt Kurtz, came home right where he started in fourth and Ocean Springs, Miss. veteran Michael Miller came from 13th to round out the top five.

Former Little 500 Rookie of the Year and 17-year-old Valrico, Fla. driver Garrett Green finished sixth in his USCS dirt debut, followed closely by national points leader Morgan Turpen, out of Cordova, Tenn. in seventh. Tampa, Fla. veteran Gene Lasker brought his No. 02 sprinter home in eighth and Jacksonville’s Mark Ruel Jr. finished ninth. 11-time USCS national champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tenn., capped off the top 10.

The story of the night was Ocala local Tyler Clem, who at 13 years old was the youngest driver in the field. The son of Bubba Raceway Park promoter Bubba Clem came from the second to last row on the grid (21st starting spot) to finish just behind Gray in 11th.

Riggins kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Martin scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Riggins followed up his dash win by claiming the checkers in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and Kurtz took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

Kurtz was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Riggins received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Clem passed the most cars in the A-main (10) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday night, Oct. 17 with the finale of the USCS Florida State Championships at Bubba Raceway Park.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Florida State Championship”; Bubba Raceway Park; Oct. 16, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Michael Miller, Nick Snyder, Jeff Willingham, Morgan Turpen

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Danny Martin Jr., Garrett Green, Brandon McLain, Tony Agin, Michael Miller, Terry Witherspoon, Darren Orth, Danny Sams III.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Matt Kurtz, Trey Starks, A.J. Maddox, Nick Snyder, Jeff Willingham, Joe Larkin, Clint Weiss, Tanner Witherspoon (DNS).

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Gene Lasker, Mark Ruel Jr., Shawn Murray, Tyler Clem, Brandon Grubaugh.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Florida State Championship preliminary A-main: 25-laps

1. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 2. #23 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 3. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 4. #82 – Matt Kurtz, Jacksonville, FL 5. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 6. #28G – Garrett Green, Valrico, FL 7. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 8. #02 – Gene Lasker, Tampa, FL 9. #83 – Mark Ruel Jr., Jacksonville, FL 10. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 11. #14 – Tyler Clem, Ocala, FL 12. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 13. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 14. #G6 – Brandon Grubaugh, Ocala, FL 15. #43T – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 16. #3 – Tony Agin, Ft. Myers, FL 17. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 18. #24D – Danny Sams III, Georgetown, KY 19. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 20. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 21. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 22. #3A – A.J. Maddox, Brandon, FL 23. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 24. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #82 – Matt Kurtz Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. K&N Filters Pole Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #23 – Trey Starks (2nd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #23 – Trey Starks K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #82 – Matt Kurtz Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #14 – Tyler Clem Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #4M – Michael Miller Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #28G – Garrett Green Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #10 – Terry Gray

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline USCS Florida State Sprint Car Championships on Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala)

Atlanta, GA - October 14, 2015 - The 19th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters for the Fayetteville, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series makes its first-ever visit to Bubba Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th for USCS Florida State Sprint Car Championship. The 130 mile per hour USCS winged Outlaw sprint cars headline the huge two-day weekend racing event that also includes a Florida State Championship Race for winged mini sprint race cars as well.

On Friday night the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series vs. FMSA winged mini sprints will contest a complete action filled racing format including test and tune hot laps, a Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and main events. The Friday night racing card for the Bubba Raceway Park V8 Thunder Stock division will also be contesting a full program and racing for $500 to win that class.

Saturday night’s racing card once again will see a complete action-packed format including test and tune hot laps, a Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and Championship Finale main events for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series and FMSA mini sprints. On Saturday night, the popular Hobby Stocks join the action competing door to door for a $750 pay check.

That mini sprint showdown is sponsored by Todd's Tomatoes and pits the regionally touring www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints against their Florida counterparts from the Florida Mini Sprint Action series mini sprints. Friday night's preliminary main event will payout $500 to the winner. The Championship Final on Saturday night awards the Champion with $1000.

Fans can expect a talent laden field in both divisions. The United Sprint Car Series drivers entered include current National points leader Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the top ranked female sprint car drive in North America. Also entered is her team-mate and eleven time and defending USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who ranks second in the USCS National standings currently.

Other USCS regulars who are traveling to Bubba Raceway Park on Friday include, rookie points leader Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who is third in the National standings as well. The 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham is fourth in the National standings and headed to Bubba's for this weekend. Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who is a tight battle with Gray and Turpen for the USCS Southern Thunder regional series Championship is entered. Riggins has four 2015 feature wins.

The USCS regulars will have their hands full with a challenge from several Florida drivers who have previously won sprint car races at Bubba Raceway Park including former USCS regular Danny Martin, Jr. who has won twice in 2015 USCS competition. Several others expected to be in contention for a stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane this weekend are recent BRP winner Garrett Green plus Matt Kurtz, A.J. Maddox

The grandstands gates open at 6pm on Friday night with racing action beginning at 8pm. On Saturday night things kickoff and hour earlier with grandstand gates opening at 5pm and racing at 7pm.

Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 N.W. Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482. The track phone number 352-622-9400 and the Official website is www.bubbaracewaypark.com The official USCS website is www.uscsracing.com The USCS phone numbers are 770-460-7223 and 770-865-6097.

 

 

Derek Hagar charges to USCS "Shootout at the Short Track" win at Talladega.

Eastaboga, AL – October 10, 2015 - The 2013 United Sprint Car Series filter charged by K&N Filters National Champion and 2006 USCS Rookie of the Year, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas raced past current USCS National point's leader, Morgan Turpen on lap 23 of the 30-lap "Shootout at the Short Track" for the lead to capture his seventh USCS win of the 2015 season at Talladega Short Track on Saturday night. It was also Hagar's 36th career trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.

The win was especially sweet since the United Sprint Car Series had not visited the famed 1/3 mile red clay oval at Talladega Short Track in over a decade. The USCS held it's first ever sanctioned event at the track on April 25, 1997, The historic win for Hagar during the series return was on the series first visit to the track, since Hagar started his sprint car driving career with the USCS in 2006.

In an post race interview Hagar said, "Man she (Turpen) drove me real clean, but, she drove real hard. I was fortunate to get by her. It looked like she just got loose toward the end and got a little wide exiting turn four. That gave me the opportunity for the pass. to win it".

The 2009 USCS Rookie of the Year and Millington, Tennessee racer, Anthony Nicholson battled most of the race for the third position with Turpen's team-mate Terry Gray before slipping past Turpen's fading mount on the final lap to garner the runner-up spot at the finish. Turpen, who hails from Cordova, Tennessee, crossed under the checkers in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee finished behind her in the fourth place. Young gun Howard Moore from Memphis, Tennessee started eighth and battled his way into the top five at the finish..

Four-time 2015 winner, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina, who is in a tight battle with Terry Gray and Morgan Turpen for the USCS Southern Thunder Tour championship, led the next group of finishers in sixth place. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi, who ranks fourth in the current National point standings, followed Riggins across the finish line in seventh place. Former series champion and four time 2015 USCS feature winner Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas started fifteenth and finished eighth. Ocean Spring's Mississippi's Michael Miller who was the 2000 USCS Rookie of the Year followed Skinner in ninth place and 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Curt Terrell also from Bartlett, Tennessee rounded out the top ten.

Riggins kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, Terry Gray scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Morgan Turpen raced to victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and Derek Hagar took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

Morgan Turpen was the provisional pole-starter after she scored the most passing points in heat race action, After a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, She also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Marshall Skinner passed the most cars in the A-main (seven) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filter charged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th with the USCS Florida State Championship races at Bubba Raceway Park n Ocala, Florida. The event will be also include a two night www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series and FMSA sanctioned winged mini sprint challenge event sponsored by Todd's Tomatoes, that will pay $1000 to win the Championship final on Saturday night.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Shoot Out at the Short Track"

Talladega Short Track on Saturday, October 10, 2015.; September 4, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Marshall Skinner, Brian Thomas and Jeff Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Brian Thomas, Nick Snyder, Jeff Willingham, Don Goodwin, Lee Moore and Bob auld (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Morgan Turpen, Howard Moore, Anthony Nicholson, Michael Miller, Marshall Skinner, Aubrey Black and Tony Agin.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Derek Hagar, Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Curt Terrell, Lance Hester, Joe Larkin and Ray Bugg (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series filter charged by K&N Filter "Shoot Out at the Short Track" A-main: 30-laps

#9jr. – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR
#16 – Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN
#10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN
#10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
#40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN
#47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC
#28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS
#26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR
#4 – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS
#27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN
#1A – Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL
#116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL
#67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA
#21 – Aubrey Black, Lookout Mountain, TN
#33 – Joe Larkin, Suwannee, GA
#87 – Don Goodwin, Goodlettsville, TN
#F16 – Lance Hester, Montgomery, AL
#3 – Tony Agin, Brandon, FL
#9 – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC
#25 – Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS
#83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #47 Eric Riggins, Jr.
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 Terry Gray
Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10m Morgan Turpen
Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #9jr. Derek Hagar
K&N Filters Pole Award: #10m Morgan Turpen
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #9jr. Derek Hagar (1st place)
Bell Helmets Focus Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10m Morgan Turpen
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #10 Terry Gray
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #26 Marshall Skinner
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #40 Howard Moore
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #47Eric Riggins, Jr.
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #28 Willingham
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 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Bell Racing USA, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder sprint cars headline Talladega Short Track’s “Shootout at the Short Track” Speed Spectacular on SATURDAY, October 10th (7:30pm)

Atlanta, GA – October 2, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Talladega Short Track for the USCS “Shootout at the Short Track” SPECIAL EVENT on Saturday, October 10th. The event for the USCS drivers serves as Round #26 of the 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. The action packed racing card is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring plenty of high speed action at one of the South's most popular racing venues as drivers in six divisions will be seeking a visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Car North vs. South Shootout Finale and SECA Late Models headline racing action at Cherokee Speedway on Saturday, October 3rd

Atlanta, GA - September 27, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the 3/8 mile racing surface at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on Saturday, October 3rd. It will be the third time the 700 plus horsepower, 1300 pound exotic race cars have invaded the re-configured version of the legendary speedway since it was reduced from a 5/8 mile oval. The Fayetteville, Georgia based series for winged outlaw style sprint cars had a successful return on the same weekend last October. The event is the Finale of the 7th annual Carolina Thunder Nationals during the nineteenth season of competition for the USCS.

The sprint car portion of the event promises to be loaded with an action-packed racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers and sprint car talent racing for pride and glory for each of their regions in this only third-time ever USCS North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event at the Cherokee Speedway. Saturday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in five of Cherokee Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions.

Additionally the action-packed racing card features the winged www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini/micro sprints who will streak around the speedway at speed's well over 100 miles per hour too. The speedway’s popular SECA Late Models (who will be racing for $1000 to win) plus the Limited Sportsman, Crate Sportsman Stock Four and Xtreme Four cylinder divisions will join the two sprint car divisions with special events of their own on Saturday night.

The Cherokee Speedway USCS event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the track from as far away as Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, Mississippi and Arkansas. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds well over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints will contest a full racing program including their Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events on Saturday night. The five Cherokee Speedway weekly racing series drivers will be racing for increased prize money in each division.

Adult grandstand admission on Saturday night is $20 with children 10 years and younger admitted FREE. Pit area gates will open at 4:00 pm. The grandstand gates open at 5:00 pm. Cherokee Speedway is located at 153 Speedway Rd., Gaffney, SC 29351. The race track phone number is: (864) 489-1969. The track’s website is www.cherokeespeedwaySC.com For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

 

 

United Sprint Car Series and Riverside International Speedway to host Kevin Swindell Benefit on November 13th & 14th during the 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals

Atlanta, GA – September 14, 2015 – The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas will host a benefit for the recovery of Kevin Swindell on Friday and Saturday, November 13th and 14th during the series 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals event at the famed 1/4 mile Gumbo clay oval. Several fund raising activities will occur with the event to help raise money to assist in Kevin's recovery expenses including a silent auction of items being presently gathered. Many details will be released in regards to the benefit event over the next two months prior to the event.

Kevin Swindell was injured during the August 2015 Knoxville Nationals for winged sprint cars at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. He is presently in the recovery and rehabilitation process from serious spinal injuries as a result of his accident.

United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton announced the event and said, 'The USCS Fall Nationals is possibly the last event for winged sprint cars to be held during the 2015 season. Since our event is being held near Kevin's hometown, we though the timing would be really good to do what we could to help this young man with the expenses of his recovery in this small way."

"I have really been impressed by those who have already stepped forward for Kevin in only the month that has passed by. I hope those who want to be a part of this benefit and in some way to pay tribute to this talented young man will mark thir calender nw and participate as a donor, as a racer or attend the event as a spectator" concluded Walton.

Kevin Swindell probably needs no introduction to those who are reading this, but, as a in addition to his other accomplishments, 26 year old is a four-time Chili Bowl National Midget Champion, He was the 2005 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 and 410 sprint car Rookie of the Year. He was also the youngest driver to ever win a World of Outlaws sprint car main event.

"If I am correct, Kevin Swindell's 2005 sprint car "Rookie of the Year" 360 sprint car season accomplishments included five victories in United Sprint Car Series main events at paved ovals. He competed in ten USCS paved track events that season and broke existing track records at several of the ovals. He was also the runner-up in the Short track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in his only 360 sprint car appearance on dirt. His other competition as a 16 year-old sprint car driver that season was primarily with the World of Outlaws in 410 sprint cars" informed Pete Walton.

The USCS Fall Nationals event includes the season finale for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars. The 2015 version of the event is highlighted by a 51-lap, $5100 to win USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event for 360 winged sprint cars at the historic 1/4 mile.

Additionally on the USCS Fall Nationals weekend's action packed racing card will be the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, the Mid South Street Stocj Challenge and the Rumble at the River for the area's Late Models.

To participate as a donor to the USCS / Riverside Int. Speedway Silent Auction Benefit for Kevin Swindell please contact either Pete Walton at 770-865-6097 or Sherri Walton at 770-460-7223. Additional details will be announced as they are received.

For information on the event you may call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com For info on Riverside International Speedway please visit their website at www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com or call 901-508-6200.

 

 

 

BRASSTOWN, N.C. – As the old saying goes, “The fastest car doesn’t always reach the checkered flag first.”

Such was the case for Marion, Ark. veteran Marshall Skinner on Monday night at Ray Cook’s Tri County Race Track.

Skinner, the 1999 United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N champion, rode in second behind polesitter and defending race winner Anthony Nicholson through the first stint of the Working Man 25 before inheriting the lead on lap 10 when Nicholson flipped violently in turn one.

After cleanup was complete, Skinner held off USCS national points leader Morgan Turpen over the remaining 15 laps, including a late-race restart with eight to go, to score his fourth USCS win of the season and first-career at the Brasstown, N.C. bullring.

“I saw Morgan’s nose wing a couple of times, so I knew she was there, but I knew she would give me room just like I would if the roles were reversed,” said Skinner, who moved into sole possession of fifth on the series’ all-time win list with his 29th career trip to www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “She won the other night [at Harris Speedway] and she almost had me tonight – so I’m really proud for her after I helped her get the car squared away a couple of weeks ago.”

“This one is really special though, because I’ve been by myself all weekend long. I’ve had no real help on this car and managed to get it prepared right tonight to be able to stay with Anthony. I think he had a little bit better car than we did, and I hated to see him crash like he did, but once we got out front the car was a rocketship. I have to thank my aunt [Velma Bugg] for talking me into staying, otherwise we wouldn’t have even been here tonight. This is a great win.”

Skinner almost lost the lead and the win twice in the final 10 laps – once after he got wide in turn four with nine circuits remaining and almost jumped the cushion, and a second time when he was nearly collected by a spinning Nick Snyder with eight laps to go in the same spot on-track.

“Both times in turn four I was just thinking, ‘Please don’t let me hit the wall,’ and I just barely tapped it trying to avoid the 116 [of Snyder] up high. The first time was my fault for just running wide, but we hung on and brought it home.”

“To pass Eddie Gallagher on the win list is special – he and I have been racing together since 1998 and I never thought I would be the guy good enough to go up there and take a record from him. This is a really cool night and a great feeling.”

Nicholson, the 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year from Bartlett, Tenn., hit the turn four wall six laps into the event, but never lost the lead. The driver of the Razor Edge Graphics/DHR Suspension Systems No. 16 sprinter said, however, that the hit broke something in the steering column of his car – sending him head on into the turn one wall before he went end over end.

“The first time I got into the fence it was dusty and when I got in behind a lapped car my back end just jumped out and popped the wall,” Nicholson explained. “I kind of rode the fence halfway down the frontstretch even though I never lost the lead, and the car felt fine until lap 11. I just went down into one and it never even tried to turn. That was all she wrote after that.”

“It’s really heartbreaking to go out like that because I love this race track. Every time we come here we’re bad fast and I watched the replay of the laps before our crash and we had the field covered again tonight. Just a tough one to swallow.”

Turpen chased Skinner over the final run to the finish after Snyder’s set up the race’s defining restart, but said she did not have enough steam to run him down and had to settle for the runner-up spot at the checkered flag.

“I think our gear was just too low tonight,” the Cordova, Tenn. driver said of the difference between her car and Skinner’s in the main event. “We just didn’t have enough power coming off the corners to stay with him on those longer runs. I’m proud of a second place tonight though; this was a very consistent, solid weekend for us and we stretched the points lead too, which is great for this team.”

Her teammate, 11-time series champion and Bartlett, Tenn. native Terry Gray, rebounded from heavy left front suspension damage sustained in his heat race to claim the show honors in third, but left the track unofficially 42 (?) markers behind Turpen in the national standings.

Bloomingburg, Ohio young gun Nick Roberts tussled with Gray for the duration of the main event before fading to fourth in the final laps. Former USCS Southern Thunder region Rookie of the Year Eric Riggins Jr., from Charlotte, N.C. rounded out the top five.

Jacksonville, Fla. hotshoe Terry Witherspoon ran a solid race to claim the sixth finishing position, followed by his teammate, 20-year Navy pilot Shawn Murray, in seventh. Brian Thomas, out of Pendergrass, Ga., followed that duo in the eighth spot and ageless Iuka, Miss. veteran Ray Bugg was ninth – the final car on the lead lap. Fellow Mississippi driver Jeff Willingham capped off the top 10.

Skinner kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Turpen scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Skinner followed up his dash performance with the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, which was headlined by a multi-car opening lap crash that drew the red flag for repairs.

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

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Friday night, October 2 with the opening round of the third annual North/South Shootout at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Labor Day Championship”; Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track; September 7, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 laps): Marshall Skinner, Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Nick Snyder, Eric Riggins Jr., Nick Roberts.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 laps): Morgan Turpen, Jeff Willingham, Nick Roberts, Terry Witherspoon, Eric Riggins Jr., Brian Thomas, Joe Larkin, J.D. McClary (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat (6 laps; shortened due to red flag): Marshall Skinner, Anthony Nicholson, Ray Bugg, Kevin Roberts Jr., Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Shawn Murray.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Working Man 25 A-main:

1. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 2. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. #12 – Nick Roberts, Bloomingburg, OH 5. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 6. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 7. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 8. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 9. #25 – Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS 10. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 11. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 12. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 13. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 14. #43M – JD McClary, Jacksonville, FL 15. #22R – Kevin Roberts Jr., Washington Court House, OH (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #26 – Marshall Skinner Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #26 – Marshall Skinner K&N Filters Pole Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. (5th place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #12 – Nick Roberts Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #10 – Terry Gray Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #22 – Shawn Murray 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 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

 

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. – After a season in which, according to Morgan Turpen, “everything that could possibly go wrong, did,” the Cordova, Tenn. hotshoe finally landed back atop the United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N on Saturday night at Harris Speedway.

Turpen charged past K&N Filters polesitter Anthony Nicholson on the opening lap of Sprint Car Wars II at the semi-banked, three-eighths mile oval, and then held on through six restarts and a nine-lap run to the finish to score her first USCS victory since Oct. 4, 2014 at Cherokee (S.C.) Speedway.

Though Nicholson surged on the bottom of turn four coming to the checkered flag, Turpen was able to hold on for the win in a photo finish that was decided by roughly four feet at the start/finish line.

“Finally!” Turpen exclaimed after climbing from her car and getting a big hug from her car owner, Terry Gray. “I wasn’t sure I was going to beat Anthony to the line because I wasn’t sure where the lapped car [of Sonny Stroud] was going. I thought it was going to cost us – we’ve had five races won this year and circumstances have kept us from winning – but this is awesome.”

The victory was Turpen’s seventh career USCS win, and she credited Gray for making it happen.

“I couldn’t have done it without Terry in the infield tonight,” Turpen added of the 11-time series champion, who went out on lap two of the main event with a broken mag. “I hate that his car broke, but he definitely made the difference for me in keeping me calm and just reminding me what I needed to do after all those red flags.”

Nicholson was forced to settle for second at the stripe, his best USCS result of the year and the position he ran in for the entire main event after being passed by Turpen at the start and losing his brakes with 10 laps to go.

“After the last restart, the car spit pieces out of the inboard caliper and the brake pedal just went to the floor,” Nicholson explained. “So we had no brakes, but the bottom finally came in and I knew I had a shot. She just couldn’t stick her car down there like I could, but with no brakes it made it too hard to stay right with her.”

“I just needed those last four feet. Sometimes that’s the way it goes.”

Just like the previous night’s feature at Lavonia Speedway, multiple incidents plagued the main event, beginning on the opening lap when Kevin Roberts Jr. looped his No. 22R in turn three. A red flag followed three laps later, when high points man C.J. Miller went for a wild ride, flipping several times in turn one. He was uninjured in the crash, but his night was over prematurely.

After Bob Auld came to a stop on the frontstretch with a broken rear end to draw the night’s third yellow on lap nine; a flip down the backstretch with 12 laps complete – this time involving Jacksonville, Fla. veteran Terry Witherspoon – sparked a second red flag period for cleanup. Witherspoon also walked away without injury.

A stopped Eric Riggins Jr. in turn two set up a restart with nine laps to go, on which Brad Wickham hammered the frontstretch wall coming to green with his right rear before gently tipping onto his side in turn one. He too, was unhurt and climbed from his car.

After that, the race ran green to it’s conclusion, with Cherryville, N.C. veteran Lance Moss rounding out the podium in third for the second night in a row. His cousin Johnny Bridges, also from Cherryville, charged from 13th to finish fourth and three-time season winner Marshall Skinner, who made the drive up from Marion, Ark., rounded out the top five.

Leading rookie contender and Marco Island, Fla. young gun Nick Snyder followed that pack in sixth, chased by Bloomingburg, Ohio’s Nick Roberts, who finished seventh. Pendergrass, Ga. veteran Brian Thomas was eighth and Kevin Roberts Jr., out of Washington Court House, Ohio, finished ninth. Southern Thunder region points leader Eric Riggins Jr., based in Charlotte, N.C., capped off the top 10.

Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and C.J. Miller scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Lance Moss rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and Morgan Turpen took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

Miller was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but when a four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Nicholson received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Johnny Bridges passed the most cars in the A-main (nine) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N takes a night off for repairs before continuing their 2015 schedule on Monday, September 7 with the Labor Day Classic at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Sprint Car Wars II”; Harris Speedway; September 5, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Lance Moss, Marshall Skinner, Johnny Bridges.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: C.J. Miller, Anthony Nicholson, Brad Wickham, Sonny Stroud, Johnny Bridges, Terry Gray, Shawn Murray.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Lance Moss, Terry Witherspoon, Bob Auld, Marshall Skinner, Brian Thomas, Eric Riggins Jr., Ray Bugg.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Morgan Turpen, Nick Snyder, Kevin Roberts Jr., Nick Roberts, Jeff Willingham, Darren Orth, J.D. McClary.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Sprint Car Wars II A-main: 30-laps

1. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 2. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 3. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 4. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 5. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 6. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 7. #12 – Nick Roberts, Bloomingburg, OH 8. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 9. #22R – Kevin Roberts Jr., Washington Court House, OH 10. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 11. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 12. #43M – J.D. McClary, Jacksonville, FL 13. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 14. #5S – Sonny Stroud, Marietta, SC 15. #6T – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC 16. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 17. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 18. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 19. #9 – CJ Miller, Mooresville, NC 20. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 21. #25 – Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #9 – C.J. Miller Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #23 – Lance Moss Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Pole Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges (4th place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #23 – Lance Moss Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #12 – Nick Roberts DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

 

LAVONIA, Ga. – 1998 United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Rookie of the Year and perennial contender Johnny Bridges raced to his first-career Lavonia Speedway victory during “Fast Friday” at the three-eighths mile oval, holding off defending series champion Terry Gray in the process.

While many drivers were close on fuel in the closing laps, Bridges, from Cherryville, N.C., stayed cool under pressure and led all 30 laps from the K&N Filters Pole Position to score the win.

“I was real nervous with Terry behind me, and then on that last restart it just started cutting out in the corners,” Bridges said. “I was just sitting there going, ‘Come on, come on,’ and it finally picked back up off the exits of the corners."

"This is my first-ever win at Lavonia, and (past USCS champion) Kenny Adams taught me how to get around this place – so this one’s credit to him.”

Bridges’ cousin Lance Moss, who finished third, said that the fuel factor was a big concern for the frontrunners late in the race.

“We were all wondering if [the fuel] was going to hold up,” the driver of the Carbon Raptor No. 23 said after the race. “Eric [Riggins Jr.] and I were having a real good battle there before he ran out, and I really hated to see it end like that. I was having so much fun fighting with him. When we finally got settled out there I knew there was no way I was gonna get back to him, but sometimes you steal a position and today we stole one.”

“I’m real happy to finish third after our runs at the Knoxville Nationals. We needed this. I just hate it for Eric. He deserved a good run tonight.”

The fuel factor was brought about by a rash of problems, including two red flags and six additional cautions that made for challenging conditions for the 21-car field, with Riggins – the current USCS Southern Thunder regional points leader – stopping on the frontstretch after his fuel issues with four laps to go to bring out the final yellow of the night.

The two red flags was displayed twice before racing could really get established, first at lap two when Montgomery, Alabama’s Kyle Amerson went flipping in turn two and again on the ensuing restart when Brandon McLain went for a similar tumble at the exit of turn four. Both drivers were uninjured.

Despite the many cautions, Gray chased Bridges the entire distance in his Don Berry Construction No. 10 sprinter, but could never get close enough on any of the night’s restarts to challenge for the trophy. The Bartlett, Tenn. veteran finished second and unofficially took the national points lead away from his teammate Morgan Turpen in the process.

Moss rounded out the podium in third with 2008 series Rookie of the Year Anthony Nicholson and three-time season winner Marshall Skinner the balance of the top five.

Turpen, Ohio young gun Nick Roberts, outside polesitter Brian Thomas, Kevin Roberts Jr. and 20-year Navy pilot Shawn Murray capped off the top 10.

Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Brian Thomas scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Bridges followed his dash win up with a victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and Nick Snyder took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

Bridges was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Anthony Nicholson passed the most cars in the A-main (nine) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday night, Sept. 5 with Sprint Car Wars II at the Harris Speedway in Rutherfordton, N.C.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Fast Friday”; Lavonia Speedway; September 4, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Kyle Amerson, Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Brandon McLain.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Brian Thomas, Kevin Roberts Jr., Marshall Skinner, Kyle Amerson, Morgan Turpen, Nick Roberts, Darren Orth.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Johnny Bridges, Ray Bugg, Terry Witherspoon, Brandon McLain, Anthony Nicholson, Jeff Willingham, Shawn Murray.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Nick Snyder, Terry Gray, Lance Moss, Eric Riggins Jr., Bob Auld, Joe Larkin, J.D. McCleary.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Fast Friday A-main: 30-laps

1. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 4. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 5. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 6. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 7. #12 – Nick Roberts, Bloomingberg, OH 8. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 9. #22R – Kevin Roberts Jr., Washington Court House, OH 10. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 11. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 12. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 13. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 14. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 15. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 16. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 17. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 18. #25 – Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS 19. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 20. #3A – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 21. #43M – J.D. McClary, Jacksonville, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #67 – Brian Thomas Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #07 – Johnny Bridges Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #116 – Nick Snyder K&N Filters Pole Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #23 – Lance Moss (3rd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #23 – Lance Moss Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #12 – Nick Roberts DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #22 – Shawn Murray

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars headline Lavonia Speedway's “FAST and FURIOUS FRIDAY" Labor Day weekend speed spectacular on FRIDAY, September 4th at 7:30 pm

Atlanta, GA – August 29, 2015 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invades Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia on Friday, September 4th at 7:30 pm for the speedway's “Fast and Furious Friday” Labor Day weekend speed spectacular. The track was newly re-modeled in 2014 and has always been a USCS driver and fan favorite over the past 19 seasons and was on the series inaugural season schedule on July 4, 1997 when Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas .

The series last visited Lavonia Speedway last season on Thursday, July 17, 2014 when the 2014 USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee was the first driver to reach the finish line and parked his mount in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after their main event.

Gray and his yam-mate Morgan Turpen , who are tied for the USCS National points lead coming into Friday's event at Lavonia. Gray is an eleven time USCS Champion and has 8 career USCS feature wins. Morgan Turpen who hails from Cordova, Tennessee was the 2010 USCS Rookie of the Year and has a career USCS total of 6 feature wins.

Other expected potent USCS sprint car driver entries include two-time 2014 and 2015 feature winner and past Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina and four time -time 2015 USCS feature winner, 20 year-old young gun Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina. Additionally another 2014 USCS feature winner, Lance Moss also from Cherryville, North Carolina is entered.

Those five drivers and current USCS Rookie of the Year points leader, 16 year-old Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida lead a strong contingent of drivers lead from at least seven states into Friday’s speed contest at the famed Northeast Georgia oval with each 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 speedway's popular Limited Late Models, Fastrak Pro Late Models, Hobby, Modified Street, Stock Four, Stock Eight, and Front Wheel Drive divisions all compete on an action packed racing card.

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 8/29/15

 

 

 

 

SENOIA, Ga. – Eric Riggins Jr.’s three-race winning streak in the Senoia Summer Nationals came to an end during Saturday night’s finale to the sixth running of the race, after Sarasota, Fla. veteran Danny Martin Jr. drove to the lead with six laps to go and went on to score his first-ever feature victory at the three-eighths mile bullring.

Martin passed Andy McElhannon’s ailing No. 42 McCord Farms sprinter exiting turn two to claim the top spot, then held off Riggins on the ensuing lap 25 restart after McElhannon came to a stop on the frontstretch with a flat left rear tire to bring out the caution flag.

The win in the 30-lap main event was Martin’s second USCS feature win of the season and the 22nd of his career.

“I just kept studying [Eric], honestly,” Martin admitted in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane of how he found the line and the bite he needed to make the pass for the win. “He’s really good here. I learned something from the late models too – they kept going in low and making it stick [on the bottom] – and that’s a lot of what Eric and the 42 [of McElhannon] were doing.”

“They had been beating me in two all night but as the laps wore on I knew it was only a matter of time. I got around Eric, and then it’s unfortunate that Andy had the problems he did because he’s a good friend of mine, but we’ll take it however we can get it. This is a great night for us.”

For McElhannon, who passed polesitter Riggins and led laps 11 through 24, the heartbreak was evident in his voice after the main event ended – coming so close to a feature win only to come up empty for the third time in 2015.

“We had a left rear tire let go on us,” McElhannon explained. “It’s really disappointing. I don’t know what happened to it, if it got too hot or what, because there’s no treads left on it to tell. I hate it – I could almost taste that victory tonight – but we’ll keep coming after it. We’ve had a lot of bad luck lately, but sooner or later we’ll put all the pieces together.”

“If it had been a 25 lap feature instead of a 30-lap one we’d have had it tonight, but it just wasn’t meant to be this time.”

Riggins chased Martin for the final five laps after recovering from an oil leak early in the race, but had to settle for second after his Friday night feature win. The 20-year-old said he “just didn’t have the car” to be able to get back to the front after pacing the opening 10 laps of the main.

16-year-old rookie Nick Snyder, from Marco Island, Fla., hung onto a sliding car to score his second podium finish in as many nights – coming up third at the checkered flag. Cordova, Tenn. hotshoe Morgan Turpen finished fourth and A.J. Maddox, out of Brandon, Fla., gave the Sunshine State a third driver in the top five with his fifth place effort.

Montgomery, Alabama’s Kyle Amerson led the next group of drivers with a sixth-place run, followed by reigning series Rookie of the Year Brandon McLain in seventh. Curt Terrell, out of Bartlett, Tenn., faded to eighth after his third-place run on Friday night and fellow Bartlett native Terry Gray followed in ninth. Lima, Ohio invader Shawn Dancer rounded out the top 10.

The caution waved twice on the 30-lap main event; once at lap 15 for a spinning Gray in turn one and again with five laps to go for McElhannon’s issues on the frontstretch.

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

Riggins was the provisional polesitter after going from ninth to second and scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Martin passed the most cars in the A-main (nine) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Friday night, September 4 with the first night of a four-day Labor Day weekend swing at the Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Ga.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Senoia Summer Nationals VI”; Senoia Raceway; August 22, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Johnny Bridges, Curt Terrell, Nick Snyder, Andy McElhannon, Shawn Dancer.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Morgan Turpen, Eric Riggins Jr., Nick Snyder, Shawn Dancer, A.J. Maddox, Brian Thomas, Col. Lance Hester, Joe Larkin, Jay Dunham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Kyle Amerson, Brandon McLain, Andy McElhannon, Terry Gray, Curt Terrell, Danny Martin Jr., Johnny Bridges, Jeff Willingham, Bob Auld.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Senoia Summer Nationals VI finale A-main: 30-laps

1. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 2. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 3. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 4. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 5. #3A – A.J. Maddox, Brandon, FL 6. #3 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 7. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 8. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 9. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 10. #49 – Shawn Dancer, Lima, OH 11. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 12. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 13. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 14. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 15. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS 16. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 17. #F16 – Col. Lance Hester, Wetumpka, AL 18. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #3 – Kyle Amerson K&N Filters Pole Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. (2nd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #3A – A.J. Maddox Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #3 – Kyle Amerson Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #21B – Brandon McLain DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #49 – Shawn Dancer

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

SENOIA, Ga. – 20-year-old Charlotte, N.C. hotshoe Eric Riggins Jr. picked up right where he left off in United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N action at the Senoia Raceway, going wire-to-wire to score his third-consecutive victory at the three-eighths mile Georgia oval on Friday night.

After the original start was called back when Bob Auld sputtered to a stop in turn one, the remainder of the race was caution-free – allowing Riggins to run away from the rest of the pack.

“We just had a great car tonight,” Riggins said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after his 13th career win and fifth of the season. “I’m glad we had that one back because on the first start I just started too deep and it was slow getting to the line. Luckily we were able to have a second shot at it and once we got out front we were good from there.Thanks to all the fans that come out to support what we do as well; without you guys we couldn’t put on this kind of a show.”

16-year-old Nick Snyder had actually cleared Riggins in turn three of the opening lap, but wasn’t able to keep the lead due to the caution and couldn’t replicate the feat on the ensuing restart. The Marco Island, Fla. young gun ultimately finished second, chasing the “Fast 47” the entire way.

“Eric just outsmarted us on the restart there,” Snyder admitted. “I really hate that the caution came out because I think we had the fastest car of anyone all night and we could have made it a show. Once he had the clean air though, he just worked traffic a little better than we did. Second’s solid, but this one stings just a bit.”

Former series rookie of the year Curt Terrell, from Bartlett, Tenn., had a career night in finishing on the podium in third – saying that Senoia Raceway was “his new favorite track” after how well his car ran during the feature. Cherryville, N.C.’s Johnny Bridges followed him home in fourth and Andy McElhannon, who made the haul from Nesbit, Miss., rounded out the top five.

Lima, Ohio invader Shawn Dancer led the next group of drivers home with a sixth-place finish, and Tennessee hotshoe Morgan Turpen finished where she started in seventh. Danny Martin Jr., out of Sarasota, Fla., beat Montgomery, Alabama’s Kyle Amerson to the line in a drag race for eighth, with Amerson ninth and 11-time USCS champion Terry Gray completing the top 10.

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

Riggins was also the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he officially received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Danny Martin Jr. 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 2015 schedule on Saturday night, August 22 with the finale of the 6th annual Senoia Summer Nationals at Senoia Raceway.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Senoia Summer Nationals VI”; Senoia Raceway; August 21, 2015

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

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Nick Snyder, Johnny Bridges, Shawn Dancer, Brian Thomas, Brandon McLain, Joe Larkin, Bob Auld, Jeff Willingham, Col. Lance Hester.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Curt Terrell, Terry Gray, Andy McElhannon, Morgan Turpen, Kyle Amerson, Danny Martin Jr., A.J. Maddox.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Senoia Summer Nationals VI preliminary A-main: 20-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 2. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 3. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 4. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 5. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS 6. #49 – Shawn Dancer, Lima, OH 7. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 8. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL +5 9. #3 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 10. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 11. #3A – A.J. Maddox, Brandon, FL 12. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 13. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 14. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 15. #F16 – Col. Lance Hester, Wetumpka, AL 16. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 17. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #07 – Johnny Bridges Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #116 – Nick Snyder Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. K&N Filters Pole Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. (1st place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #116 – Nick Snyder K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #27 – Curt Terrell Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #42 – Andy McElhannon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #49 – Shawn Dancer Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #10 – Terry Gray

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

USCS Winged Outlaw Sprints headline Senoia Raceway USCS Senoia Summer Nationals VI on Friday and Saturday, August 21st and 22nd

Atlanta, GA – August 19, 2015 - 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, August 21st and 22nd for the USCS Senoia Summer Nationals VI The 120 mile per hour USCS winged Outlaw type sprint cars headline the huge two-day final weekend of racing event. 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 four of the track's weekly racing divisions with special events of their own each night.

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 2015 feature winners. Heading the entry list is is Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who is the current National points leader and a ten-time USCS National Champion. Gray is also a former Senoia Raceway USCS feature winner on dirt and pavement when the track was paved. Also entered is his 22 year-old teammate, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the only female sprint car driver expected to compete. Turpen is a six-time USCS feature winner and the top ranked female sprint car driver in the country. She currently trails Gray in the runner-up spot in the National point standings by less than 10 ponts. A number of other top drivers from the Southeastern United States are entered and looking for their first Senoia Summer Nationals win.

This year’s field of entries is expected to be the best ever for the Senoia Summer Nationals. Other sprint car entries include last years USCS Senoia Summer Nationals dominate driver and event Champion, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina. Riggins raced his #47 sprint car into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory ZLane on both nights during the 2014 event.

Other entries include 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas and Marshall Skinner also from Marion, Arkansas who is a past series Champion. Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who is a past Senoia Summer Nationals winner and a USCS regional series Champ is also entered. Danny Martin, Jr. from Sarasota, Florida is also anther expected entry. Martin won the series 2014 season opener and is one of the drivers in the series top ten list of feature winners.

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 Champion, Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi Also entered is 15 year-old Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia who is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint series Rookie of the Year. This year’s Rookie sensation Remeno Loyal from Atlanta leads the point standings into this event..

The popular Senoia Raceway weekly Limited Late Model division expects to see driver entries from at least three states as most area tracks have taken this weekend off for various reasons. Popular local driver National Late Model Dirt Car star, Clint Smith who resides in Senoia is expected to borrow a ride and compete in Friday night’s Round #1. Smith recently led the track’s point standings in the Super Late Model division.

Increased bonus purses are offered in the other four Senoia Raceway weekly divisions on the schedule. On Friday night the B-Cadet, Hobby and Mini Stock divisions join the USCS Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Mini Sprints on the racing card. On Saturday evening the ground pounding Super Late Models, B-Cadets, Hobby and Bomber divisions compete along with the two sprint car series.

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 5-12 years are $10. Children 4 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.

 

 

Derek Hagar completes USCS weekend sweep at Jackson on Saturday

BYRAM, Miss. – August 15, 2015 - Marion, Arkansas’ Derek Hagar completed his second weekend sweep of the 2015 United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Filters season on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway, powering to a 2.123 second victory over longtime rival Tim Crawley in the 30-lap Summer Speed Xplosion.

Hagar, the 2013 USCS champion, held off Crawley in the waning laps of the main event to notch his second win of the weekend, sixth USCS victory of the season and 35th of his career. Crawley, from Benton, Ark., could not get close enough to Hagar in the closing laps to mount a charge for the win and had to settle for second.

New USCS Mid-South region point’s leader Marshall Skinner, out of Marion, Arkansas completed the podium finishers in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place position and Michael “Hollywood” Miller came up fourth in his Ocean Springs, Mississippi-based No. 4m car. K&N Filters pole-sitter and Nesbit, Miss. veteran Andy McElhannon rounded out the top five after having to change the motor in his No. 42 sprinter following Friday night’s main event at Greenville (Miss.) Speedway.

Teammates Terry Gray and Morgan Turpen, from Bartlett, Tenn. and Cordova, Tenn. respectively, were sixth and seventh, chased by Biloxi, Miss. veteran Shane Morgan in eighth. Leading rookie of the year contender Nick Snyder, out of Marco Island, Fla., finished ninth and West Memphis, Arkansas’ A.G. Rains rounded out the top 10.

Skinner kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Miller scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Skinner followed up his dash win by rolling to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and McElhannon took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

Skinner was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after first heat winner Michael Miller rolled a four on the K&N Inversion Die, McElhannon garnered the K&N Filters Pole Award. Rookie driver Nick Snyder passed the most cars in the A-main (12) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Filters continues their 2015 schedule on Friday night, August 21 with the first night of the two-night Senoia Summer Nationals VI at Georgia’s Senoia Raceway located just three miles West of Senoia off State Highway 16 .

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 770-460-7223skypec2c://r/204770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097skypec2c://r/204770-865-6097. For info on the re-modeled 3/8 mile oval at Senoia Raceway please visit www.senoiaraceway.com

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Summer Speed Xplosion”; Jackson Motor Speedway; August 15, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Marshall Skinner, Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Derek Hagar, Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Michael Miller, Ronny Howard, Shane Morgan, A.G. Rains, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Bubba Lofton.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Marshall Skinner, Tim Crawley, Derek Hagar, Klint Angellette, Anthony Nicholson, Marshall Yelverton, Bill Mason.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Andy McElhannon, Kyle Amerson, Jim Perricone, Ronnie Roberts, Jeff Willingham, Mark Huddleston, Tristan Lee.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Summer Speed Xplosion A-main: 30-laps 1. #9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 2. #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 3. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 4. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 5. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS 6. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 7. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 8. #01 – Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS 9. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 10. #3 – A.G.Rains, West Memphis, AR 11. #19 – Klint Angellette, Thibodeaux, LA 12. #21 – Marshall Yelverton, Florence, MS 13. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 14. #10P – Jim Perricone, San Antonio, TX 15. #00 – Tristan Lee, Biloxi, MS 16. #B52 – Bill Mason, Richland, MS 17. #44C – Bubba Lofton, Nesbit, MS 18. #33X – Mark Huddleston, Texarkana, AR 19. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 20. #33 – Ronny Roberts, Biloxi, MS 21. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 22. #3A – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #26 – Marshall Skinner Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #4M – Michael Miller Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #26 – Marshall Skinner Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #42 – Andy McElhannon K&N Filters Pole Award: #42 – Andy McElhannon JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #42 – Andy McElhannon (5th place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #88 – Tim Crawley K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #4M – Michael Miller Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #42 – Andy McElhannon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10 – Terry Gray Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen 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 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems plus Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

 

 

Hagar charges to 34th USCS win in Ellis Palasini Classic at Greenville Speedway

Greenville, MS – August 14, 2015 – United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 2013 National champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas dueled with 2012 USCS Champion, Tim Crawley for the first half of the race, then, held off a determined Brad Bowden and raced from his K&N Filters Pole Position into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane 30 laps later in the Ellis Palasini Classic at Greenville Speedway on Friday night. The win was Hagar’s fifth USCS win of the season and thirty-fourth career win in series competition.

Bowden from Hernando, Mississippi raced under the checkers in the runner-up position after an impressive performance on the evening. Zack Pringle from Benton, Arkansas, who started fourth, followed Bowden in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Crawley also from Benton, Arkansas raced past the flag stand in fourth place and three-time 2015 USCS feature winner, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas rounded out the top five drivers.

1998 USCS National Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi led the next group on sixth place Gallagher was followed 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in seventh place. Hernando, Mississippi’s Jerod Roller finished in eighth place followed by 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year and six-time 2014 feature winner, Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee. USCS Mid South regional series point’s leader Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee completed the top ten finishers.

Marshall Skinner kicked off the evening’s sprint car action by winning the USCS Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Tim Crawley then captured the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Klint Angelette from Thibodeaux, Louisiana won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Derek Hagar bested Brad Bowden for the top spot in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat. Jerod Roller charged past the most cars (seven) in the main event to capture the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in the USCS Summer Speed Xplosion that also includes the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds, Late Models, the Mississippi State Street Stock series and Factory Stocks. For directions or info please visit www.jacksonmotorspeedway.net

For rules, schedules and more information on the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com

RESULTS: USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters during the Ellis Palasini Classic at Greenville Speedway on Friday, August 14, 2015 results

Hoosier Speed Dash: Marshall Skinner, Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Jeff Willingham. and Jim Perricone.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Tim Crawley, Eddie Gallagher, A.G. Rains, Ronny Howard, Michael Miller Shane Morgan, Jim Perricone and Jeff Willingham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Klint Angelette, Zack Pringle, Nick Snyder, Terry Gray, Kyle Amerson, Mark Gant, Mark Huddleston and Bubba Lofton.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Derek Hagar, Brad Bowden, Morgan Turpen, Marshall Skinner, Anthony Nicholson, Jerod Roller and Andy McElhannon.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Ellis Palasini Classic at Grenville Speedway on Friday, August 14, 2015 – Main event results after 30-laps:

Pos.….Car#...Driver / Hometown
1. 9ir. Derek Hagar, Marion, AR
2. 39 Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS
3. 8z Zack Pringle, Benton, AR
4. 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR
5. 26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR
6. 1 Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS
7. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
8. 5 Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS
9. 16 Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN
10. 10m Morgan Turpen, Oakland, TN
11. 116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL
12. 3 A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR
13. 3a Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL
14. 01 Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS
15. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS
16. 44c Bubba Lofton, Nesbit, MS
17. 10p Jim Perricone, Albuquerque, NM
18. 33 Mark Huddleston, Mesquite, TX
19. 4 Michael Miller, Biloxi, MS
20. 19 Klint Angelette, Thibodeaux, LA
21. 25 Mark Gant, Savannah, TN
22. 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS
23. 42 Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS (DNS)

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: #88 Tim Crawley
Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #19 Klinr Angekette
Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: ‪#‎9jr Derek Hagar
K&N Filters Pole Award: #9jr Derek Hagar
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 88 Tim Crawley (4th place)
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #5 Jerod Roller
Bell Racing USA Focus Award: #39 Brad Bowden
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: ‪#‎8z Zack Pringle
Brown Nad miller Racing Solutions 4th place: #88 Tim Crawley
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #26 Marshall Skinner
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #1 Eddie Gallagher
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10 Terry Gray
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: ‪#‎10m Morgan Turpen

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Bell racing USA, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, JE Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars and USCS Outlaw Modifieds headline the USCS “Summer Speed Xplosion” at Jackson Motor Speedway on SATURDAY, August 15th

Atlanta, GA – August 6, 2015 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline the USCS “Summer Speed Xpolsion” at historic Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi on Saturday, August 15th. It will be the second time this season that the United Sprint Car Series has invaded the ¼ mile speed plant as headliners for an event that also features the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Touring Series, Crate Late Models, Mississippi State Street Stock Series and Factory Stocks on the avtion-packed racing card.

The exotic USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars weight only 1300 pounds with 700+ horsepower engines. Those two elements in addition to a huge 25 square foot top wing and seventeen inch wide specially designed Hoosier rear race tires make them the fastest cars ever to compete on the high-banked ¼ mile oval. The USCS outlaw sprint cars are expected to reach speeds over 100 miles per hour on the straight-aways at Jackson Motor Speedway.

The event at JMS awards the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers with both USCS Outlaw Thunder National championship and Mid South Thunder Tour regional series championship points. The Mid South regional series competes in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The event is expected to draw drivers from six or more states including some of the top ranked drivers in North America.

During the 17th annual Ival Cooper Memorial Race, on May 23rd of this year, sanctioned by the USCS the 2013 United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas captured the victory over 33 of the Nation’s best.. It was Hagar;s second Ival Cooper Memorial race victory in a row.

J.C Waller from Arlington, Tennessee battled Nesbit, Mississippi’s Chris Moore all the way to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the K&N Filters USCS Modified 25 lap main event.

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

Race fans are sure to get their money’s worth with a full night of non-stop family entertainment that includes a guarantee of plenty of thrills, chills and spills from the time the green flag flies for the USCS Outlaw Modified Dash race until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening.

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

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

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars, USCS Outlaw Modifieds and Super Late Models headline Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic at Greenville Speedway on Friday, August 14th

Atlanta, GA – August 9,2015 - – Delta race fans get another shot of high speed entertainment when the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi for an action-packed night of racing this Friday night (August 14th ). The USCS sprint cars are the headliners of the 3rd annual Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic. The event honors Mississippi Delta racing legend Ellis Palasini from nearby Leland, Mississippi.

The event features two USCS racing divisions as co-headliners of the event. The exotic 700 Horsepower, 1300 pound winged open wheel machines will contest their second racing events of the 2015 season on the Gumbo clay surface of the the historic ¼ mile oval at Greenville Speedway. The K&N Filters Outlaw Modified Series will be making it’s first visit of the season to the speedway. The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds are celebrating their 10th anniversary season.

The USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint cars typically reach speeds over one hundred miles per hour at Greenville Speedway. Winged sprint cars are pound for pound the fastest and most powerful short oval track vehicles in the World and the USCS sprint cars always put on a display an awesome show of speed and power at the track

The event awards United Sprint Car Series (USCS) National and Mid South regional series Championship points and is expected to bring a field of top winged sprint car drivers from at least five 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 Friday night. 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 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) and the night’s Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic Championship main event.

In addition to the USCS presented by K&N sprint cars and K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds on the night’s racing card will be four of the track’s weekly racing divisions. Those other classes include the Super Late Model, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, Street Stocks and Pure Stock divisions.

Five previous winners of USCS winged sprint car events at Greenville Speedway are expected to enter plus a host of other talented drivers. Those past winners include past USCS Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas who won on the series first visit to the track in July of 2007. Eleven-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who won on the series second visit in September of 2007 is also entered.

Also expected is three-time Gumbo Nationals Sprint Car Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. Additionally another past Gumbo Nationals USCS sprint car winner and past series Champion Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi is entered as well.

Another expected entry is the 2013 USCS National Champion and two-time USCS winner at the speedway. All five of these drivers plus many more top drivers from at least five states as far away as Texas and North Carolina are expected for this special sprint car event.

For more info and directions to Greenville Speedway please visit www.greenville speedway.net or call 662-822-7071 or 662-822-2662. The gates open on Friday night at 5:00pm and racing starts at 8:00 pm. For USCS Sprint Car rules and info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gray was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Brian Thomas received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Riggins also passed the most cars in the A-main (three) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Friday night, August 14 with the Ellis Palasini Classic at the Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Summer Speed Xplosion”; Fayetteville Motor Speedway; July 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

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

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday night, July 25 with the Summer Speed Xplosion at the Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C. The stop is the first for the series at the four-tenths mile track since 2010, when Sport Allen picked up the victory.

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

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Friday Night Fever”; East Lincoln Motor Speedway; July 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #07 – Johnny Bridges
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #9 – C.J. Miller
Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray
K&N Filters Pole Award: #116 – Nick Snyder
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10 – Terry Gray (2nd place)
Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10 – Terry Gray
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #23 – Lance Moss
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #67 – Brian Thomas
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #116 – Nick Snyder
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr.
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #21B – Brandon McLain

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline “THURSDAY THUNDER ” at East Lincoln Speedway this THURSDAY NIGHT, July 23rd

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

Thursday’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in four of East Lincoln Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions. Additionally the action packed racing card features the winged www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints. The speedway’s Limited Sportsman, Renegade Pro 4s and Stock 4s combined event in addition to the Front Wheel Drive division will join the two USCS sprint car divisions with special events of their own.

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

The East Lincoln Speedway USCS event expects to bring top winged sprint car drivers from at least six states to the track from as far away as Florida and Mississippi. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds over 100 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide Hoosier rear race tires.

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

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

20 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina leads the point standings in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series that races in Florida, Georgia, Eastern Tennessee and the Carolinas. Riggins, who was the 2010 USCS Southern Thunder Roiokie of the Year has been to the USCS victory lane 11 times and has multiple wins at Carolina Speedway and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina He swept thr 2013 North vs.South Sprint Car Challenge at both Carolina and Cherokee Speedways.. He is very familiar to Charlotte metro area fans and will have plenty of fans in the stands on Thuersday to cheer for his #47 sprint car. Riggins already has three 2015 USCS victories and comes to East Lincoln Speedway as one of the hottest drivers in the series.

Familiar entries include Johnny Bridges from nearby Cherryville, North Carolina who is a past USCS regional series Champion and Rookie of the Year. Bridges has 14 USCS victories on his scorecard. Bridges won twice in 2014 and comes to East Lincoln Speedway hungry fpr a win at a track close to his home and fan base. He is expected to be one of those drivers to beat. Bridges cousin Lance Moss from Cherryville also is exoected to enter as well, Moss had a win at Lancaster Speedway in SC last season.

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

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

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

East Lincoln Speedway is located at 1873 Mariposa Rd. Stanley, NC 28164. The race track phone number is: 704-263-5347. The track’s website is www.elspeedway.com For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline “Wet and Wild” Night of Speed at Fayetteville Motor Speedway this SATURDAY NIGHT, July 25th

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

Saturday night’s racing action features a full program for the 700+ horsepower USCS winged outlaw style sprint cars plus racing in four of of Fayetteville Motor Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions. Additionally the action packed racing card features the winged www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints. The speedway’s Late Model, Diet Mountain Dew Modifieds, Pure Stock and U Cars divisions will join the two USCS sprint car divisions with special events of their own.

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

The Fayetteville Motor Speedway USCS event expects to bring top winged sprint car drivers from at least five states to the track from as far away as Florida and Mississippi. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide Hoosier rear race tires.

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

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

20 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina leads the point standings in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series that races in Florida, Georgia, Eastern Tennessee and the Carolinas. Riggins, who was the 2010 USCS Southern Thunder Roiokie of the Year has been to the USCS victory lane 11 times and has multiple wins at Carolina Speedway and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina He swept thr 2013 North vs.South Sprint Car Challenge at both Carolina and Cherokee Speedways.. He is very familiar to Charlotte metro area fans and will have plenty of fans in the stands on Thuersday to cheer for his #47 sprint car. Riggins already has three 2015 USCS victories and comes to East Lincoln Speedway as one of the hottest drivers in the series.

Familiar entries include Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who is a past USCS regional series Champion and Rookie of the Year. Bridges has 14 USCS victories on his scorecard. Bridges won twice in 2014. He is expected to be one of those drivers to beat. Bridges cousin Lance Moss from Cherryville also is expected to enter as well, Moss had a win at Lancaster Speedway in SC last season.

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Night of Thunder”; Dixie Speedway; July 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

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

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anthony Nicholson was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action – moving from seventh to second – but after a four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Riggins garnered the K&N Filters Pole Award. Danny Martin Jr. came from the last row on the grid and passed the most cars in the A-main (10) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday night, July 18 with the Night of Thunder at the Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

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

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

USCS 360s at Smoky Mountain Speedway

Story credit to Jacob Seelman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skinner was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and when a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Joe Larkin passed the most cars in the A-main (four) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Friday night, July 17 with Sprint Car Wars VI at the Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. The event was rained out in both 2013 and 2014, but Tim Crawley won the most recent appearance at the three-eighths mile clay oval en route to the series championship in 2012.

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Thunder in the Smokies”; Smoky Mountain Speedway; July 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

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

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

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

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

The race will award USCS National championship points as well as points in both the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series consists of races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and both Carolinas. Drivers from each regional series will go head to head for cash and glory for the East Tennessee race fans.

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

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

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

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

On Thursday night USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. Hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The qualifying heat races will be next on the racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event.

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

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

 

 

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

USCS Turpen 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

The special two region challenge event is expected to bring top winged Outlaw sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track seeking a stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at the historic track. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds over 120 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 16-inch wide Hoosier rear racing tires.

Friday night's Outlaw sprint car action will feature a full program of racing in the Outlaw sprint cars that includes test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. Next up will be qualifying heat races and a Last Chance/B-Main race. The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap “Sprint Car Mania” VI USCS A-main event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

This is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2015 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to each of these speedways. Each race will award USCS National points as well as points in the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Carolinas.

This three-night, three-track special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw type sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the tracks. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, Winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.

Each night's USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. Hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The qualifying heat races are next on the racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event.

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hagar was the provisional pole sitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Third place finisher Brad Bowden started 14th and passed the most cars in the A-main (11) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

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

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

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Rumble at the Ridge”; Crowley’s Ridge Raceway; July 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Did Not Start A-main:

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

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

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

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Bell Racing USA.

 

 

 

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

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

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

An action packed USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing program on Friday night will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Tire USCS Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The dash will be followed by a series of qualifying heat races. The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap USCS sprint car A-main event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

An action packed USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing program on Thursday night will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Tire USCS Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The dash will be followed by a series of qualifying heat races and a Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap USCS sprint car A-main event.

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

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

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

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

 

 

USCS Sprints set new rainout record

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Atlanta, GA - May 28, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com concludes its highly competitive 10th annual USCS Sprint Speed Week at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on this Saturday,(July 4th) at 7:30 pm. The race is entitled as the 9th Annual “Rumble at the River” at the 1/4-mile high-banked gumbo clay oval.

The race will be the final round of a five race over eight day mini-series at tracks located in a close proximity to one another in the Mid-South area. This event is also set to be race number 14 on the season for the touring USCS sprint car drivers.

The USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 Round One event on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi was won by 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from nearby Marion, Arkansas who is entered for Thursday’s event. Hagar defeated a stellar 33 car field his first visit of the 2015 season to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane and his 30th career USCS victory.

The Sunday, May 24th event at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, MS) was rained-out as was the Thursday night May 28th event at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama for the second straight year. The Round Four event at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi was also won by Derek Hagar. The Greenville speedway event was made up on Saturday, June 20th and Tim Crawley was the winner.

The Riverside International Speedway USCS event is expected to draw a large field of winged sprint car drivers. Drivers from at eleven states entered the first event on Saturday, May 23rd at Jackson Motor Speedway (Jackson, MS) from as far away as North Carolina and Washington state.

The 2014 USCS Sprint Speedweek events averaged 28 cars per event with 30 entering at Riverside International Speedway for the finale event in 2014. There’s no reason to believe Saturday, July 4th event will have any less participation.

Twenty-One year old Morgan Turpen who is the Nation’s top-ranked female sprint car driver is the current USCS National point standings leader. She also leads the standings in the USCS Mid-South regional series. Another young driver, sixteen Year-old Marco Island Rookie of the Year contender, Nicholas Snyder is in third place in the National standings and scored a career-first win at Travelers Rest Speedway on May 8th..

An action packed program awaits fans as the USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing format will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. Next up will be qualifying heat races followed by Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the 9th Annual 30-lap USCS “Rumble at the River” winged sprint car A-main event.

The race will award USCS presented by K& Filters National Championship points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series Championship points. The USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series primarily consists of races in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and West Tennessee.

Just a few of the noted drivers who are entered include eleven-time and defending USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee plus the 2012 National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. National points leader, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee is entered . Derek Hagar is the recent USCS Sprint Speedweek wins leader with 5 for 8 over the past two seasons so far. He won three of the four mini-series events held during 2014 season.

Also on the racing program are several of Riverside’s weekly Saturday night racing divisions including the Limited Late Models, Riverside Stock Cars, Open Wheel Modifieds and the popular 305 Winged Sprint Cars.. The largest Fireworks Display in the speedway’s history is also planned to celebrate American Freedom.

For more information on Riverside International Speedway visit www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com The office number is 901-840-1970 and the race day phone number is 870-735-8071. For more information on the USCS Speed Week 2013 including the full 2013 schedule, please visit www.uscsracing.com . Call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprints headline 4th Annual USCS “Rumble at the Ridge” at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway On Thursday, July 2nd

Atlanta, GA – June 28, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invade Crowley’s Ridge Raceway on Thursday night July 2nd at 7:30 pm as headliners of the 4th annual USCS “Rumble at the Ridge”. The event serves as round three of a five race sprint car USCS Super Dirt Week scheduled over the 2015 Independence Day holiday week.

The holiday week special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw style sprint car drivers from at least five states to the ¼ mile clay oval track located between Paragould and Jonesboro, Arkansas on Highway 351. The USCS winged sprint car race will award USCS National Championship points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series Championship points. The USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series primarily consists of races in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and West Tennessee

An action packed USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing program will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Tire USCS Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The dash will be followed by a series of qualifying heat races and a Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap USCS sprint car A-main event.

Also featured on the special mid-week Thursday night holiday week racing program are the mighty open wheel modifieds of the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series presented by Gamble’s Furmiture racing for a $1100 top prize. NASCAR veteran and dirt track legend, Ken Schrader will compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series division. Schrader who has visited the www.eockauto.com USCS Victory Lane three times previously will be one of the favorites on Thursday night.

The racing card also includes the speedway’s Late Model division racing for an expanded purse that will add some door-to-door and fender rubbing racing action to the event. All in all after the preliminary qualifying races in each division, there are 75+ laps of Championship main events plus a holiday fireworks.

For more information on the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters including the full 2015 schedule of events and /or rules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097. For information on Crowley’s Ridge Raceway visit www.crraceway.com.

Photo/Caption: #10 Eleven -time and defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee leads a strong contingent of USCS winged outlaw sprint car drivers into Thursday night’s “Rumble at the Ridge” at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway in Round Three of Five during USCS Super Dirt Week 2015. (Blake Hagan photo)

 

 

Crawley completes weekend sweep to go three in-a-rows in USCS at I-30 Speedway

BENTON, AR – June 27, 2015 – 2012 USCS National Champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas won his third United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event in as many races on Saturday night before his hometown fans. Crawley held off Bryant, Arkansas driver Zach Pringle the entire 30-lap distance for his third straight visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the 2nd annual USCS “Hammer Down at Hammer Hill” at the famed I-30 Speedway. It was Crawley’s third series win over just a two weekend stretch. The win at Crawley’s “home track” was his 75th career USCS win. That total is only topped by retired USCS competitor, Kenny Adams with 100 and the defending and eleven time series Champion, Terry Gray with 89 victories.

Zack Pringle took the lead on the initial start from K&N Filters Pole Position and led the first nine laps before Crawley who started next to him in the front row could overhaul him on the backstretch and made a pass in turn four coming to the flag stand on lap ten. From that point on Crawley had to hold off Pringle and third starting 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas for the rest of the distance. Both Pringle and Hagar put on quite the “wheelie show” for race fans as they charged off turn four and down the “hooked up” front stretch in pursuit of Crawley as the trio charged through lapped traffic at a torrid pace.

There were only two caution periods during the main event. One on lap three for Blake Jenkins spin. The second one when former track Champion, Justin Sturch looped on lap eighteen giving Pringle and Hagar a re-start opportunity to deny Crawley the parking spot in victory lane. Their efforts were to no avail as Crawley charged away to his seventy-fifth series win

Behind Crawley at the finish were Zack Pringle in the runner-up spot, Hagar in third place followed by Brandon Hanks from Burleson, Tennessee in fourth place. Former track Champion A.G. Rains rounded out the top five drivers.

Past USCS Champion, Marshall Skinner was the next driver to cross under the checkers; the Marion, Arkansas driver ended the night in sixth. Current USCS National point’s leader, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee notched a seventh-place finish after starting eighth. Young gun Howard Moore from Memphis, Tennessee grabbed an eighth place finish on the evening. Ninth place went to Dalton Davis from Millington, Tennessee who scored a USCS feature win back in 2013. Defending series Champion, Terry Gray completed the top ten finishers.

Anthony Nicholson kicked off the evening’s racing action with a win in the Hoosier Speed Dash, Brandon Hanks notched the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Tim Crawley drove to victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. A.G. Rains drove to victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat triumph, and Marshall Skinner collected the checkers in the JE Pistons Fourth Heat.

Marshall Skinner was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after first heat winner Brandon Hanks drew a four in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Zack Pringle garnered the K&N Filters Pole Award.

Ernie Ainsworth from Bartlett, Tennessee won the 15-lap Brown and Miller Racing Solutions B-Main. Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee advanced the most positions in the A-main (seven) to collect the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series is back in action next weekend with a three-day Independence Day weekend schedule. Action kicks off on Thursday night at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Arkansas for the 4th annual USCS “Rumble at the Ridge”. Tthe K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and the track’s Late Model division.are on rthe card as well. On Friday night, July 3rd the series makes a return visit to Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Arkansas, as headliners of the track’s annual “Freedom Blast” event that also features the Arkansas based Outlaw Late Model Series. Also on the racing program IMCA Modified, Hobby and Factory Stock classes. The fans will also be treated to one of the state’s biggest Fireworks celebrations.

The weekend’s action concludes with the USCS “Sprint Speedweek 2015” Finale on Saturday, July 4th, at historic Riverside International Speedway for the re-scheduled event, Rain forced postponement of the race at the end of May.

For rules, schedules and more information on the USCS Sprint Car Series, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters at I-30 Speedway; June 27, 2015.

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Tim Crawley, Blake Jenkins, Nick Snyder, and Robert Richardson.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Brandon Hanks, Charlie Loudon, Zach Pringle, Howard Moore, Anthony Nicholson, Matthew Bauldwin and Robert Richardson,

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Tim Crawley, Jeremy Middleton, Terry Gray Blake Jenkins,, Dalton Davis, Justin Webb, and Cody Gardner.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: A.G. Rains, Derek Hagar, Ernie Ainsworth, Nick Snyder, Tommy Snellgrove, Jeff Willingham and Mike Pack.

JE Pistons Fourth Heat:, Marshall Skinner, Rick Pringle, Morgan Turpen, Taylor Tidmore, Justin Sturch, Kenneth Jackson and Kevin Hinkle.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions B-Main #1: 15-laps (6 transfer)

#91A - Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN #9 - Justin Sturch, Benton, AR #12 - Dalton Davis, Millington, TN #32B - Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN #43- Matthew Bauldwin, Little Rock, AR #17 - Mike Pack, Batesville, AR #4 - Tommy Snellgrove, Little Rock, AR #31 - Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN #21 - Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #8 - Kenneth Jackson, Searcy, AR #32X - Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR #2j – Cody Gardner, Benton, AR (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters

“Hammerdown at Hammer Hill” Main Event: 30-laps;

#88 - Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #8Z - Zach Pringle, Bryant, AR #9Jr. - Derek Hagar, Marion, AR #84 – Brandon Hanks, Burleson, TN #3 - A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #40 - Howard Moore, Memphis, TN #12 - Dalton Davis, Millington, TN #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #91A – Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #9 - Justin Sturch, Benton, AR #116 - Nick Sntder, Marco Island, FL #99 - Blake Jenkins, Benton, AR #31 - Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN #43 - Matthew Bauldwin, Little Rock, AR 15J - Jeremy Middleton, North Little Rock, AR #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #32B - Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS #38 - Rick Pringle, Benton, AR #4 - Tommy Snellgrove, Little Rock, AR X – Charlie Loudon, Camden, AR #32x Mike Pack, Batesville, AR

Did Not Start A-Main:

#21 – Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR

#8 – Kenneth Jackson, Searcy, AR

32x - Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR

#2j - Cody Gardner, Benton, AR

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #16 - Anthony Nicholson Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #Brandon Hanks Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #88 Tim Crawley Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #3 – A.G. Rains JE Pistons Fourth Heat: #26 Marshall Skinner K&N Filters Pole Award: #8z – Zack Pringle JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #88 Tim Crawley (1st place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #9Jr. Derek Hagar Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #3 A.G. Rains Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #26 Marshall Skinner Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10m Morgan Turpen DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #10 Terry Gray

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Bell Racing USA.

 

 

Crawley celebrates 73rd USCS win at Diamond Park Speedway

NASHVILLE, AR – June 26,, 2015– The 2012 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas and the Mike Ward Racing #88 crew celebrated Crawley’s 73rd career USCS feature win and second in less than a week on Friday night in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Diamond Park Speedway. This one didn’t come easy though as Crawley sat through a ten minute rain delay on lap 15. He then had to fend of hard-charging USCS rookie point’s leader, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida over the last 10 laps for the win.

Snyder started seventh in the main event and charged past several more experienced drivers to challenge 11 time series Champion, Terry Gray for the runner-up spot on lap fourteen. On lap fifteen as the two approached the rear of the field, a car spun in front of the duo and collected Gray on the bottom of the track. Snyder assumed the second position behind Crawley for the re-start and Gray pushed off and joined the field at the rear, Just a s rain started to fall.

After a ten minute delay, while the cars paced the track, the field ran a quick three lap hot-lap session to test racing surface and received instructions to line up and get ready for the final Ten laps.

On the re-start Crawley chose the bottom of the race track and Snyder went to the high side to try to pass the veteran for the first five laps. Crawley then tested the high side for several laps. With two laps to go Snyder appeared to almost spin out midway through turns three and four while driving in deeper every lap trying to steal the victory from the former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Sprint Car Driver of the Year. This was all Crawley needed to put some distance between he and Snyderr. He crossed the finish line five car lengths ahead of the talented rookie for his third USCS win in a row at the fast 3/8 mile red clay oval.

A short distance behind the lead duo, USCS Mid South Thunder tour regional series point’s leader, Morgan Turpen padded her lead in the standings by finishing in the K&N Filters Podium Awarding third place. Another young gun, Blake Jenkins from Benton, Arkansas followed Turpen to the finish line in fourth place and 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year , Anthony Nicholson rounded out the top five.

Sixth place went to Pangburn, Arkansas driver Robert Richardson. Justin Sturch, a past sprint car winnerat the speedway, also from Benton, Arkansas. Came home in seventh. Former series Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas, who spun early in the race while running fourth, finished in eighth place. A.G Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas followed in ninth place and Terry Gray recovered to finish tenth.

Crawley started off the night’s racing action with a win in the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Morgan Turpoen then won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, Her team-mate, Terry Gray grabbed the Butlerbuilt Second Heat win. After first heat winner and high passing point’s earner, Morgan Turpen pulled a four in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Robert Richardson garnered the K&N Pole Award and starting position. Nick Snyder advanced the most positions in the A-Main (five) to score the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N concludes the first of two Arkansas weekends with the “Hammer Down at Hammer Hill” at I-30 Speedway in Benton, Arkansas on Saturday night. Grandstand gates open at 5 PM local time, with racing to start just after 7 PM.

RESULTS: United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filteras at Diamond Park Speedway; June 26th, 2015 Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Tim Crawley, Nick Snyder, Marshall Skinner, Morgan Turpen, Justin Webb and Jeff Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Morgan Turpen, Robert Richardson, Blake Jenkins, Nick Snyder, Justin Sturch, Joe Young and Taylor Tidmore.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray Marshall Skinner, Tim Crawley, A.G. Rains, Anthony Nicholson, Justin Webb and Jeff Willingham. \ USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N “Stars and Stripes Duel at the Diamond” Main Event: 30-laps

1. #88 - Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 2. #116 - Nick Snyder, Marco 3. #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 4. 99 - Blake Jenkins, Benton, AR 5. #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 6. #32X - Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 7. #9 - Jjustin Sturch, Benton, AR 8. #26 - Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 9. #3 - A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR 10. #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 11. #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN 12. #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 13 #12T – Joe Young, Benton, AR (DNS) 14. #32B - Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #88 tim Crawley Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10m Morgan Turpen Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #10 Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #1 Eddie Gallagher JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 16 Anthony Nicholson (5th place) Bell Racing USA Focus Award: #116 Nick Snyder

K&N Filters Podium (3rdt place) Award: #10m Morgan Turpen

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 4th place: #99 Blake Jenkins

Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #116 Nick Snyder

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson

Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #32x Robert Richardson

Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #9 Justin Sturch

MI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #10 Terry Gray

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters,www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Saldana Racing Products, Bell Racing USA, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems and Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

Story by: Pete Walton

 

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Winged Sprint Cars and FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR headline action

at I-30 Speedway on SATURDAY (June 27th)

Atlanta, GA – June 25, 2015 – With good racing weather predicted, the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade I-30 Speedway on Saturday night June 27th as headliners of the speedway’s “Hammer Down at Hammer Hill” 2015. The event serves as round two of a five race USCS “Super Dirt Week” scheduled over the next week at five tracks all located in Arkansas. The 2014 version of the event brought 36 competitors to the facility to compete on the historic ¼ mile. One of its hometown favorites; Tim Crawley from nearby Benton, Arkansas, who was the 2012 USCS National Champion, won the 2014 contest.

The holiday week special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw style sprint car drivers from at least six states to the ¼ mile clay oval track located just off Interstate 30 West at the Alexander Road Exit 126 in Little Rock, Arkansas (near Benton).

The USCS winged sprint car race will award USCS National Championship points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series Championship points. The USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series primarily consists of races in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and West Tennessee

Fans will be treated to an action packed USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing program that will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Tire USCS Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. This dash will be followed by a series of qualifying heat races and Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap USCS sprint car A-main event.

Also featured on the special holiday week racing program are three of the track’s most popular weekly racing divisions that will add some door-to-door and fender rubbing racing action to the event. Those divisions include the IMCA open wheel modifieds, the Bumper to Bumper Super Stocks and the track’s winged 600 mini sprints.

In addition to the racing action the event also features a huge professional FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR to celebrate our Nation’s freedom. USCS Founder and President said ”Last year’s fireworks at I-30 Speedway were breathtaking and the most exciting I’ve ever seen at a racing facility. All I can say is Wow!, Don’t miss this event, the fireworks are worth the price of admission alone.”

Gates to I-30 Speedway open at 5pm on Saturday with racing action starting at 7;30 pm. Adult grandstand admission is $20 and Children 6-12 years old are just $2.

For more information on the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters including the full 2015 schedule of events and rules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097. For information on I-30 Speedway visit please visit www.i-30speedway.com or call the track office at 501-455-4567.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Sprint Cars, K&N USCS Outlaw Modifieds and FIREWORKS! headline the action at Diamond Park Speedway Park on Friday, June 26th

Atlanta, GA - June 24, 2015 – This Friday night (June 26th)} , the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars kicks off a five race USCS Super Dirt Week as headliners of the 3rd annual “Duel at the Diamond” speed and FIREWORKS spectacular at Diamond Park Speedway. Sprint car drivers from at least five states are expected for the series tenth event of the year. The winner of the USCS Sprint Car Amain at Diamond Park Speedway wil receive a $2000 payday. Expected entries include 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas who won the 2013 and 2014 USCS contests at Diamond Park Speedway. Also entered is 11-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee.

Both Gray and Crawley were ranked among the top twenty drivers in the Nation in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Driver of the Year” rankings. Also expected is 2013 and defending USCS National sprint car Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who was ranked among the top 15 drivers in the Nation out of 3500 drivers considered by the NSCHOF pollsters..

Also competing will be the Nation’s top ranked female sprint car driver in the land, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Turpen who was the 2010 USCS National ” Rookie of the Year”. Turpen is currently ranked in the runner-up position in the National point standings and leads the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional point standings. She has six career visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. The versatile twenty-one year old was the 2014 USCS Hoosier Asphalt Series Champion.

Sensational sixteen year-old “Rookie of the Year” point’s leader, Nick Snyder from Marco Island , Florida, will also be in the field. Snyder ranks third in the USCS National point standings coming into Friday’s event. The impressive Florida young gun already has won a main event this season on May 8th Travelers Rest Speedway in South Carolina.

Also on the racing card for their third ever visit to the speedway will be the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series open wheel modified cars. The USCS Modified division will race for $1000 to win as they also contest a complete round of action that also includes the K&N Filters Power Dash, qualifying heat races and main events. Four weekly Diamond Park Speedway stock car divisions will add to the action by going wheel to wheel and fender to fender for cash and glory as well. Those stock car divisions include the Pure Stock, Factory Stock, Street Stock and Novice classes. Holiday fireworks are also on the program to help celebrate our country’s 239th birthday.

Over $20,000 is posted in guaranteed prize money during the third year event. The action-packed racing card includes drivers contesting nearly 200 laps of racing action with 100+ laps of main event finals.

For directions to and information about Diamond Park Speedway located on Highway 27 between the towns of Nashville and Murfreesboro, Arkansas please visit www.diamondparkspeedway.com or call the track at 870-845-5390 or Joe Hoen at 870-557-2010. For additional information about the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) racing divisions including rules and complete racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Tim Crawley blasts to 2nd USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 win at Greenville Speedway

Greenville, MS – June 20, 2015 – United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 2012 National champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas, charged from his third place starting position after a first lap re-start into the lead, then into the www.rockauto USCS Victory Lane 30 laps later at Greenville Speedway on Saturday night. Crawley’s second USCS win of the season came in the USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #2 make-up race that was originally scheduled on May 24th but rained out. It was Crawley’s second Speedweek 2015 win as well.

A first lap tangle that occurred when K&N Filters Pole Position starter Buster Dickerson from Caledonia, Mississippi looped his #86 exiting turn two and left 11 time USCS National sprint Car Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, who started in third place, no place to go. The incident left Dickerson and Gray on the sidelines and re-aligned the front six cars for the re-start. Marshall Skinner who originally was to start fourth, also needed repairs and re-started at the rear of the field.

The new line-up placed 1998 USCS Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi who won the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat on the pole and Tim Crawley outside the front with Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas and Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee in the second row.

Crawley drag raced Gallagher to the first turn and won that contest. After that, it was a battle for the runner-up spot as Crawley led all 30 laps. Gallagher, who proved he is back in top racing forrm after several strong runs with the series, held off first a hard-charging Jordon Mallett and then Marshall Skinner who raced back from the rear off the field to finish in the third spot. Behind Sinner was Jordon Mallet , who was the series 2011 Rookie of the Year, in fourth place at the stripe. Morgan Turrpen completed her night in fifth place.

The race saw several more caution periods and a red flag on lap twenty-five for Marshall Yelverton’s slow rollover.

Tim Sites from Memphis, Tennessee avoided any of those incidents and ended his night in sixth place. He was followed by the evening’s Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger, Klint Angelette from Thibodeaux, Louisiana in seventh place. Angelette started seventeenth. Donny Howard from from Hernando, Mississippi finished eighth Marshall Yelyerton from Florence, Mississippi rallied to finish in ninth place and 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year driver Curt Terrell from Bartlett, Tennessee rounded

The United Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, June 26th at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Arkansas The series then completes a weekend double at I-30 Speedway in Benton, Arkansas on Saturday, June 27th.

For rules, schedules and more information on the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS:

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Greenville Speedway on Sunday, June 20, 2015 results

Hoosier Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Tim Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Marshall Skinner, Jeff Willingham. and Nick Snyder.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eddie Gallagher, Marshall Skinner, Terry Gray,Jordon Mallett, Curt Terrell, Nick Snyder, Marshall Yelverton, Greg Merritt, Mark Gant and Jeff Willingham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Tim Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Buster Dickerson, Justin Webb, Ronny Howard, Tim Sites, Donny Howard, Bill Mason and Klint Angelette.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Speedweek 2015 Round #2 at Grenville Speedway on Saturday, June 20, 2015 – Main event 30-laps:

Pos.….Car#...Driver / Hometown

1. 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR

2. 1 Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS

3. 26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR

4. 14 Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR

5. 10m Morgan Turpen, Oakland, TN

6. 6 Tim Sites, Memphis, TN

7. 19 Klint Angelette, Thibodeaux, LA

8. 55 Donny Howard, Hernando, MS

9. 21 Marshall Yelverton, Florence, MS

10. 27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN

11. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

12. 25 Mark Gant, Savannah, TN

13. B52 Bill Mason, Richland, MS

14. 116 Nick Snyder, Marco island, FL

15. 31 Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN

16. 12m Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS

17. 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

18. 86 Buster Dickerson, Caldonia, MS

19. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards: USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #10 Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #1 Eddie Gallagher Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #99 Tim Crawley K&N Filters Pole Award: #1 Eddie Gallagher JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 14 Jordon Mallett (4th place) Bell Racing USA Focus Award: #1 Eddie Gallagher

K&N Filters Podium (4th place) Award: #14 Jordon Mallett Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #19 Klint Angelette Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10m Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #6 Tim Sites Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #19 Klint Angelette DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #55 Donny Howard

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Bell racing USA, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, JE Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

Photo/Caption: #88 2012 USCS National Champion, Yim Crawley raced to his second win during the USCS Sprint Car Speedweek 2015 at Greenville Speedway on Saturday night. (Photo byUSCS).

Story by Pete Walton (USCS)

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Tennessee Nationals Raceway on Saturday, June 13, 2015 quick results

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash (6 laps): Marshall Skinner, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Derek Hagar, Anthony Nicholson and Tim Crawley.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (10 laps): Derek Hagar, Justin Webb, Anthony Nicholson, Terry Gray, Kyle Amerson, Marshall Skinner, Zach Roach, Mark Gant and Jeff Willingham – DNS.

Butlerbuilt Heat Race #2(10 laps): Tim Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Eddie Gallagher, Taylor Ztidmore, Curt Terrell, Brandon McLain, Don Goodwin and Nick Snyder – DNS.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters A-Main (30 laps):

1. 9 Derek Hagar, Marion, AR

2. 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR

3. 10m Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

4. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

5. 26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR

6. 116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL

7. 16 Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN

8. 29 Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL

9. 1 Eddie Gallagher, olive Branch, MS

10. 21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC

11. 25 Mark Gant, Savannah, TN

12. 31 Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN

13. 27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN

14. 57 Zach Roach, Saltillo, TN

15. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley,MS

16. 87 Don Goodwin, Goodletsville, TN

17. 32B Tayloe Tidmore, Hernando, MS

Lap Leaders Morgan Turpen laps 1-14, Derek Hagar laps 15 thru 30.

 

 

In just seven more days,…..

the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Tennessee National Raceway for “Spring Speed Xplosion 2015” on Saturday, June 13th )

June 06, 2015 – The always popular United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged outlaw sprint cars headline a high-speed evening of thrills and excitement during the inaugural USCS “Spring Speed Xplosion” when the series invades the 1/4 mile high-banked red clay oval at Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee on Saturday, June 13th. The event serves as the USCS Mid South regional series third 2015 race. The event will award both USCS Mid South regional series and USCS National Championship points. Drivers from at least five states are expected for the series 8th National points awarding event during their 19th Championship season.

Middle Tennessee race fans are in store for a full night of racing action that brings the fastest and most powerful race cars to ever attack the speedway’s racing surface during the season. The event is the one and only scheduled appearance during the 2015 season for the USCS sprint cars at Tennessee National Raceway,

When the 700 horsepower, 1300 pound United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars, hit the track, they are expected to step the racing tempo up with speeds over 100 miles per hour around the high-banked 1/4 mile clay oval. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers will contest a complete program of winged sprint car racing including, test and tune hot laps followed by the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous event. Next up will be..qualifying heat races and main events. The evenings sprint car finale is a 30-lap main event paying $2000 to the winner.

Expected entries include the 2014 and 11-time National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. The 2014 USCS National Championship runner-up, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee/ Turpen is Gray’s team-mate and the top ranked female race car driver in the Nation is also entered.

Also expected to enter is the 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who was the March 15, 2014 USCS sprint car feature winner at Tennessee National Raceway. Hagar has won 18 USCS main events over the past two seasons and is a threat to win on any given night.

The 2012 USCS National sprint car Champion, and 2010 USCS Tennessee National Raceway feature winner, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas is also an expected enterant. Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi is another past USCS National Champion and multi-time USCS winner at the speedway that is an entry for this season’s event, All three of these drivers were ranked among the top 32 drivers in the Nation in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Driver of the Year” rankings.

Other expected entries include two-time USCS Tennessee National Raceway sprint car feature winner, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee who was a six-time 2014 USCS series winner and the series 2008 Rookie of the Year. The series leading 2015 wins leader Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina, who has three feature wins during the seven contested events is also entered.

The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year points leader, 16 year-old Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida, who has one feature win thus far in his first full season of competition with the series is entered at Tennessee National Raceway for the June 13th event. The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina is also entered as are 2012 Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi and another Bartlett, Tennessee driver, Curt Terrell who was the 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year.

The USCS winged sprint cars are joined on a busy racing card by six popular Tennessee National Raceway divisions. The track’s Mini Stock division that will be contesting one of their Summer Shootout Series event and battling for a double normal purse with $700 to win and $60 to the last place finisher in their main event.

The Tennessee National Raceway Limited Late Models will also be on the racing card. The Limited Late Model division include cars from a wide range of rules including area Limited Late Models, 2-Barrel Late Models and GM Performance crate engine type Late Model race cars. The speedway’s popular E-MOD, Open Wheel Modified, Modified Street, Street Stock and Dwarf Car divisions will also be competing on Saturday night.

Grandstand Adult admission for the Saturday, April 25rh event is $20 for adults. Children 6 to 11 yearsare $5 and Chilred 5 years and under in the spectator grandstands are FREE.

A discount coupon is available on the Tennessee National Raceway Facebook page and on the USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) Facebook page as well. Coupons already printed for the rained out and postponed April 18th and April 25th events will be accepted at the gate as well.

Pit area admission is $30 for Adults and Children 6-12 years old pricing is $10. Children 5 and Under are FREE in the pit area.

For directions to and more information about Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee please visit www.racetn.com or call the track office at 931-796-1890. For additional information about the United Sprint Car series including rules and complete updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Tim Crawley charges to first 2015 USCS win at Magnolia Motor Speedway on “Fast Friday”

COLUMBUS, Miss. - May 29, 2015 - After rainouts claimed much of the opening portion of the 2015 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters racing schedule, Benton, Arkansas sprint car veteran racer Tim Crawley proved once again that he is a force to be reckoned with in a winged sprint car. After starting third in the USCS “Fast Friday” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota 30-lap main event, the former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 sprint car “Driver of the Year” charged past fellow Arkansas native Derek Hagar on lap seven, then raced his way into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Magnolia Motor Speedway for the first time during the 2015 season. It was Crawley’s 72nd USCS win during his impressive career with the series.

Hagar, who started from the K&N Filters Pole Position, in the A-main, chased Crawley for the next fifteen or so laps before battling back into contention in heavy lapped traffic in the final eight to ten laps. He even passed Crawley back once in the middle of lap twenty-eight before yielding the point and the victory to the 2012 USCS National Champion (Crawley) and settling for the runner-up spot after winning the opening USCS Sprint Speedweek round at Jackson Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 23.

The event was also the Round Four of the 10th anniversary USCS Sprint Speedweek. Both Round Two at Greenville Speedway and Round Three at the Talladega Short Track were rained out.

Bartlett, Tennessee racer Anthony Nicholson rounded out the podium in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place, followed by fellow Bartlett native and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray in fourth place. Gray's team-mate Morgan Turpen, from Cordova, Tenn., rounded out the front five.

1999 USCS champion Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas led the next group of drivers with a sixth place result, chased to the line by Tuscaloosa, Alabama's Lee Moore in seventh. 15-year-old young gun Taylor Tidmore, out of Hernando, Mississippi brought Gary Bell’s 32B home in eighth place and another Hernando driver, Jerod Roller, raced to a ninth place finish. Another Bartlett, Tennessee driver, and the 2013 USCS “Rookie of the Year’, Curt Terrell, rounded out the top ten.

The leading USCS Rookie of the Year contender Nick Snyder, from Marco Island, Florida was running fourth in the feature when he lost a motor on lap 12 to bring out the first yellow flag of the night. The failure forced the young gun pit side and out of the event; Snyder was credited with 20th at the checkered flag. The only other caution of the race flew on lap 16 when Buster Dickerson spun his No. 86 machine to slow the pace for the final time.

Derek Hagar kicked off the night's racing action by taking the win in the six-lap Hoosier Speed Dash. Nicholas Snyder rolled to the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Crawley claimed the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Hagar stole the preliminary portion of the show to take the checkers in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat; He also claimed the K&N Filters Pole Award after a zero was rolled by Snyder on the K&N Pole Award Inversion Die.

The 2015 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters season continues with the finale of the 10th annual Sprint Speedweek on Saturday night, May 30 at the Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: United Sprint Car Series “Fast Friday” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota at Magnolia Motor Speedway on May 29, 2015:

Hoosier Speed Dash: Derek Hagar, A.G. Raines, Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Morgan Turpen, Jerod Roller.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat One: Nicholas Snyder, Eddie Gallagher, Anthony Nicholson, Jeff Willingham, Buster Dickerson, Stephen Russell, Bill Mason.

ButlerBUILT Heat Two: Tim Crawley, Marshall Skinner, A.G. Raines, Morgan Turpen, Jerod Roller, Eric Riggins Jr., Justin Webb.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Three: Derek Hagar, Howard Moore, Terry Gray, Taylor Tidmore, Curt Terrell, Lee Moore, Tristan Lee.

United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters USCS "Fast Friday” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota at Magnolia Motor Speedway A-main: 30-laps

#88 - Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #9JR - Derek Hagar, Marion, AR #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #26 - Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR #1A - Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL #32B - Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS #5 - Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS #27 - Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN #1 - Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS #40 - Howard Moore, Memphis, TN #3 - A.G. Raines, West Memphis, AR #47 - Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #91 - Stephen Russell, Springfield, IL #B52 - Bill Mason, Richland, MS #00 - Tristan Lee, Gulfport, MS #86 - Buster Dickerson, Caledonia, MS #116 - Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL #31 - Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN _DNS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #9JR - Derek Hagar Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #116 - Nick Snyder Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #88 - Tim Crawley Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #9JR - Derek Hagar K&N Filters Pole Award: #9JR - Derek Hagar JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #9JR - Derek Hagar (2nd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #9JR - Derek Hagar K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #16 - Anthony Nicholson Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #10 - Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #1A - Lee Moore Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10M - Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #26 - Marshall Skinner Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #1A - Lee Moore DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #27 - Curt Terrell

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Jacob Seelman

Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer

RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor

Performance Motorsports Network, Radio Co-Host

National Speed Sport News, Staff Writer

United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

Riverside International Speedway hosts USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 finale on Saturday (May 30th )

Atlanta, GA and West Memphis, AR - May 28, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com concludes its highly competitive 10th annual USCS Sprint Speed Week at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on this Saturday,(May 30th ) at 7:30 pm. The race is entitled as the 9th Annual “Rumble at the River” at the 1/4-mile high-banked gumbo clay oval.

The race will be the final round of a five race over eight day mini-series at tracks located in a close proximity to one another in the Mid-South area. This event is also set to be race number eight on the season for the nationally touring USCS sprint car drivers.

The USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 Round One event on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi was won by 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from nearby Marion, Arkansas who is entered for Thursday’s event. Hagar defeated a stellar 33 car field his first visit of the 2015 season to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane and his 30th career USCS victory.

The Sunday, May 24th event at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, MS) was rained-out as was the Thursday night May 28th event at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama for the second straight year. The Round Four event at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi is set for Friday, May29th.

The Riverside International Speedway USCS event is expected to draw a large field of winged sprint car drivers. Drivers from at eleven states entered the first event on Saturday, May 23rd at Jackson Motor Speedway (Jackson, MS) from as far away as North Carolina and Washington State.

The 2014 USCS Sprint Speedweek events averaged 28 cars per event with 30 entering at Riverside International Speedway for the finale event in 2014. There’s no reason to believe Saturday, May 30th event will have any less participation.

Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and young-gun Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina are tied for the lead in the series National point standings coming into Riverside International Speedway’s Thursday night event after the first six events. Morgan Turpen who is the Nation’s top-ranked female sprint car driver is in third place in the National standings just 38 points behind Gray and Riggins after finishing in the runner-up spot in 2014. Eric Riggins, Jr. has three wins in the series first six events. Gray has not won yet in 2014 but his finishes have been good enough to keep him at the top of the standings.

Sixteen Year-old Marco Island Rookie of the Year contender, Nicholas Snyder is in fourth place in the standings and scored a career-first win at Travelers Rest Speedway on May 8th. Past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina rounds out the top five drivers in the National standings.

An action packed program awaits fans as the USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing format will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. Next up will be qualifying heat races followed by Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the 9th Annual 30-lap USCS “Rumble at the River” winged sprint car A-main event.

The race will award USCS presented by K& Filters National Championship points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series Championship points. The USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series primarily consists of races in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and West Tennessee.

Just a few of the noted drivers who are entered include eleven-time and defending USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee plus the 2012 National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. Female racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Derek Hagar is the recent USCS Sprint Speedweek wins leader with 4 for 5 over the past two seasons so far. He won three of the four mini-series events held during 2014 season. Eric Riggins, Je. From Charlotte, North Carolina is also entered and has won three out of the first six USCS sprint car contests in 2015.

Also on the racing program are several of Riverside’s weekly Saturday night racing divisions including the Limited Late Models, Riverside Stock Cars, Open Wheel Modifieds and the popular 305 Winged Sprint Cars.

For more information on Riverside International Speedway visit www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com The office number is 901-840-1970 and the race day phone number is 870-735-8071. For more information on the USCS Speed Week 2015 including the full 2013 schedule, please visit www.uscsracing.com . Call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Magnolia's USCS “Fast Friday” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota is a literal Smorgasbord of Speed on FRIDAY, May 29th

Atlanta, GA – May 27, 2015 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Magnolia Motor Speedway for the USCS Sprint Car Speedweeek 2015 Round #4 this Friday, May 29th, The event comes during the speedway’s “Fast Friday” special event presented by Carl Hogan Toyota. The action packed racing card is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring plenty of high speed action at one of the Mid-South's most popular venues. The race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of speed contests with racing in six of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes over 200 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval and includes 120 laps of Championship main events.

Racing action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30pm with a full racing program in all six divisions including the 130 plus mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers will be competing in Round #4 (of 5) of the 10th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek. This will be the first-ever appearance of the USCS sprint cars at Magnolia Motor Speedway during their USCS Sprint Speedweek min-series.

11 time USCS National Sprint Car Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and 20 year-old young-gun Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina are tied for the lead in the series National point standings event after the first six events coming into this weekend’s three USCS Sprint Speedweek events at Talladega Short Track on Thursday, Magnolia Motor Speedway on Friday and at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Saturday..

Morgan Turpen who is the Nation’s top-ranked female sprint car driver is in third place in the National standings just 38 points behind Gray and Riggins after finishing in the runner-up spot in 2014. Riggins has three wins in the series first six events. Gray has not yet added to his 89 USCS feature win total, in 2014, but, his finishes have been good enough to keep him at the top of the standings.

Sixteen Year-old Marco Island Rookie of the Year contender, Nicholas Snyder is in fourth place in the standings and scored a career-first win at Travelers Rest Speedway on May 8th. Past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina rounds out the top five drivers in the National standings. USCS winged sprint car drivers from seven or more states are expected for Friday’s USCS event. The race awards USCS National, Mid South Thunder Tour and Southern Thunder Tour championship points.

The USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 Round One event on Saturday night May 23rd at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi was won by 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Hagar is a multi-time past USCS winner at “The MAG”. Hagar defeated a stellar 33 car field from 11 state in Round Ones. Hagar who recorded his 30th career USCS win at Jackson Motor Speedway is entered for Friday’s event. Also entered is multi-time Magnolia Motor Speedway USCS feature winner and 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. Crawley has 71 USCS feature wins on his resume.

The USCS Sprint Speedweek Round Two event at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday night was rained out at 5:30 pm.

The second USCS racing division on the action-packed racing card is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. Drivers for that division are expected from four states for Friday’s event. Local favorites , Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi, who was the 2011 and 2012 National Champion in the division and team-mate Curt Schumacher top the entry list for the USCS 600 sprints.

In Addition to the two USCS open wheel classes, all four of the speedway’s weekly racing divisions are on the racing card. Those include the popular 800 horsepower, ground pounding Super Late Models plus the Nesmith Dirt Late Model, Nesmith Street Stock and new Factory Stock divisions . All four are scheduled for a full racing program in each division during the USCS “Fast Friday” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota night of racing.

Grandstand adult admission is $20 Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters or www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

Hagar’s late race pass nets USCS Speedweek opener win in the Ival Cooper Memorial at Jackson Motor Speedway on Saturday

Byram, Miss. – May 23, 2015 - Marion, Ark. driver Derek Hagar only led two laps during Saturday night’s United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N 10th annual Sprint Speedweek opener at Jackson Motor Speedway.The good news was they were the final two The win rewarded Hagar with a $2500 payday and second straight Ival Cooper Memorial trophy.

After watching K&N Filters pole-sitter Johnny Herrera tag the wall twice with under five laps to go in front of him, Hagar darted underneath the Herrera’s Petersen Motorsports No. 4X with two to go when Herrera jumped the cushion in turn two and lost his momentum – taking the lead by eight car lengths and never looking back on his way to his first trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane during the 2015 season. The event was the season-opener for the USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series, and came as part of the 17th annual Ival Cooper Memorial presented by Krystal of Byram at the historic Mississippi quarter-mile.

For Hagar, the win was the milestone 30th victory of his USCS career, coming after he had tried on three late-race restarts to pass Herrera with no success. “We kept having caution after caution, but I finally found some rubber with about ten to go,” Hagar explained in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I didn’t want to show my cards too early, because if you show Johnny something he’ll use it against you – he knows its time to get down and race.”

“We had that late caution in three and four and it hurt us; the dust settled down and made it tough. If it wasn’t for him messing up in turn two I wouldn’t have gotten back by him. Sometimes it pays to run second and tonight was one of those nights where it all worked out.”

Herrera, from Albuqureque, N.M., hung on to come home second after leading laps 13 to 28, but said after the event that a combination of his car running light on fuel and the intensity of the battle between he and Hagar was enough to cause the pivotal mistake that allowed Hagar to get by.

“[Derek] gave me everything I needed [late in the race],” Herrera said. “He was better than me on the restarts for a lap or two, but once we could get some clean air on the wing and wind up some momentum we’d get away a little bit. There at the end, we were a little light on fuel; it started cutting out in the corners and got us in trouble. No excuses, he won the race fair and square – beat me and it is what it is. We put on a show though, so I hope the fans enjoyed that.”

Hagar’s mentor out of Marion, Ark., Marshall Skinner, rounded out the podium in the K&N Filters Podium award third place. Behind Skinner, Highlands, Texas pilot Channin Tankersley and Burlison, Tennessee young gun Brandon Hanks completed the top five.

Nesbit, Miss. driver Ronny Howard was the first to have major problems during the 30-lap main event, when he ended up underneath the No. 17 of Denim Springs, La.’s Lane Whittington at the exit of turn four. While Whittington was pulled off of Howard’s mangled machine and restarted, Howard was done for the night with a crushed wing and bent chassis. He was unhurt in the spectacular crash.

2012 series champion Tim Crawley, from Benton, Ark., was racing Herrera for the lead in turn three when the two made contact on lap 14, sending Crawley spinning and to the pits with a mechanical failure that ended his night. 11-time and defending USCS champion Terry Gray also had problems, spinning with five laps to go and having to charge from the back late. Gray was able to rebound to finish 13th.

Washington state native Seth Bergman led the next group of drivers with a sixth-place finish, followed by Sapulpa, Okla. Hot-shoe Blake Hahn in seventh. USCS Mid-South region regular and Nesbit, Miss. driver Andy McElhannon came through one of the B-mains to finish eighth, with outside pole-sitter A.G. Raines, from West Memphis, Ark. Rebounded from a lap two spin to end up ninth. Leading 2015 USCS rookie contender and Marco Island, Fla. teenager Nick Snyder charged from 21st starting spot to round out the top ten.

In total, the race was slowed by caution seven times, with three lead changes between three different drivers over the course of the 30-lap main event.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Justin Webb scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Marshall Skinner rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Blake Hahn took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat, and A.G. Raines triumphed in the JE Pistons Fourth Heat.

Andy McElhannon charged to the victory in the Saldana Racing Products First B-Main, while Morgan Turpen collected the Pyrotect Racing Cells Second B-Main win after a spirited five-lap battle with current USCS points leader Eric Riggins Jr.

Johnny Herrera was the provisional pole position after scoring the most passing points in preliminary action, After first heat winner, Justin webb drew a zero in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Herrera also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Tenth-place finisher Nick Snyder passed the most cars in the A-main (eleven) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters thanks sponsor KTM Motorsports and James Bond for posting $500 bonus for the winner of the event. The USCS Sprint Car Speedweek continues along with the 2015 and 19th season schedule with round number two of the 2015 and 10th anniversary Sprint Car Speedweek on Sunday night, May 24 at the Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car “Speedweek Round One”; Jackson Motor Speedway; May 23, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Tim Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Jeff Willingham, Ronny Howard (DNS).

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Justin Webb, Michael Miller, Brandon Hanks, Derek Hagar, Seth Bergman, Nick Snyder, Curt Terrell, Buster Dickerson, Jeff Willingham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Marshall Skinner, Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Anthony Nicholson, Robert Richardson, Klint Angellette, Brandon Blenden Jr., Tristan Lee, Blake Jenkins (DNS).

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Blake Hahn, Shannon Tankersley, Andy McElhannon, Ronny Howard, Eric Riggins Jr., Jerod Roller, Freddie McCall Jr., Brandon Olsen.

JE Pistons Fourth Heat: A.G. Rains, Johnny Herrera, Howard Moore, Taylor Tidmore, Shane Morgan, Lane Whittington, Morgan Turpen, Jim Perricone.

Saldana Racing Products B-Main #1: 12-laps (3 transfer)

1. #42 – Andy McElhannon 2. #5 – Jerod Roller 3. #19 – Klint Angelette 4. #40 – Howard Moore 5. #116 – Nick Snyder 6. #01 – Shane Morgan 7. #86 – Buster Dickerson 8. #28 – Jeff Willingham 9. #88B – Brandon Blenden Jr. 10. #1 – Freddie McCall Jr.

Pyrotect B-Main #2: 12-laps (3 transfer)

1. #10M – Morgan Turpen 2. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. 3. #17 – Lane Whittington 4. #27 – Curt Terrell 5. #44 – Ronny Howard 6. #32X – Robert Richardson 7. #10P – Jim Perricone 8. #00 – Tristan Lee 9. #01X – Brandon Olsen

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Speedweek Round One A-main: 30-laps

#9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR #4X – Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR #14 – Channin Tankersley, Highlands, TX #84 – Brandon Hanks, Burlison, MS #23 – Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA #52 – Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS #3 – A.G. Raines, West Memphis, AR #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #5 – Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #19 – Klint Angelette, Thibodeaux, LA #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC #32B – Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #17 – Lane Whittington, Denham Springs, LA #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

Did Not Start A-main:

24. #40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN 25. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 26. #01 – Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS 27. #32X – Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 28. #86 – Buster Dickerson, Caledonia, MS 29. #10P – Jim Perricone, San Antonio, TX 30. #00 – Tristan Lee, Ocean Springs, MS 31. #88B – Brandon Blenden Jr., Gulfport, MS 32. #01X – Brandon Olsen, Denham Springs, LA 33. #1 – Freddie McCall Jr., Brewton, AL 34. #10J – Blake Jenkins, Gonzales, LA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #31 – Justin Webb Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #26 – Marshall Skinner Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #52 – Blake Hahn www.rockauto.com Fourth Heat: #3 – A.G. Raines K&N Filters Pole Award: #4X – Johnny Herrera JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #9JR – Derek Hagar (1st place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #4X – Johnny Herrera K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #14 – Channin Tankersley Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #84 – Brandon Hanks Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #23 – Seth Bergman Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #52 – Blake Hahn DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #116 – Nick Snyder

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

USCS Outlaw sprint cars, Mississippi State Series Super Late Models and K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds headline the “Sunday Speed Spectacular” at Greenville Speedway on Sunday (May 24th)

Greenville, MS – May 15, 2015 – Race fans get a holiday weekend double shot of speed when the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars are joined on an action-packed racing card by the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series Super Late Models as co-headliners of the “Sunday Speed Spectacular” at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday night May 24th . The event is Round #2 of the 10th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek presented by Hoosier Race Tires.

The event is expected to bring top winged sprint car drivers from at least six states to the challenging 1/4 mile high-banked black gumbo oval seeking a stop in the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane. This will be race number seven of the 2015 season for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour. The event awards both USCS National and Mid South regional series championship points.

An action filled racing program awaits fans when things get kicked off on Sunday night. The power packed USCS sprint car racing format will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car , six-lap shootout. Next up will be qualifying heat races followed by Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale for the sprint cars will be the 30-lap USCS winged sprint car A-main event for the cars expected to reach speeds over 100 miles per hour at Greenville Speedway.

Five previous winners of USCS winged sprint car main events at Greenville Speedway are entered. Those include past USCS Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas who won on the series first visit to the track in July of 2007. Eleven-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who won on the series second visit in September of 2007 is also entered as are three-time Gumbo Nationals Sprint Car Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas and 2013 and 2014 Greenville Speedway USCS Speedweeks feature winner and 2013 USCS National Sprint Car Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Additionally another USCS past Champion and Gumbo Nationals sprint car Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi is entered as well. All five of these drivers plus many more top drivers from at least six states as far away as Texas and North Carolina are entered for this special sprint car event.

The popular Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series Super Late Models co-headlines the horsepower loaded program with a complete racing program of their own on Sunday night that includes Time Trial qualifying, Last Chance races and a 40-lap main event. May 8th Greenville Speedway MSCCS winner and current point’s leader, Bub McCool from Vicksburg, Mississippi, Chad Thrash from Meridian and Brian and Rick Rickman from Columbus, Mississippi are four expected drivers who lead a strong contingent of drivers anticipated to entered the series fifth race of the season.

The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series also boosts the power packed racing card with a strong field of drivers from at least five states expected to compete for the $1000 up for grabs to the first driver to reach the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in that division’s main event. The event will be race number four of their 2015 tour.

The busy racing program also includes the Nesmith Dirt Late Model Series weekly racing stars and the Greenville Speedway Street Stock division as well ompeting for cash and glory on the night before the Memorial Day holiday.

For more info and directions to Greenville Speedway please visit www.greenville speedway.net or call 662-822-7071 or 662-822-2662. On Sunday gates open at 4:00pm and racing starts at 7:30pm. For USCS Sprint Car and USCS modified rules and info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097. For information on the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) please visit www.stateseries.com

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars headline 17th Annual Ival Cooper Memorial at Jackson Motor Speedway on SATURDAY, May, 23rd

Atlanta, GA – May 15, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline the 17th annual Ival Cooper Memorial Race at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi on Saturday, May 23rd. The historic track’s speed spectacular honors the legendary Southern Modified and Super Modified race car driver Ival Cooper who hailed from Jackson, Mississippi. It will be the second straight year that the United Sprint Car Series has served as headliners for the event that also features the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and Stock Car Racing.

The exotic USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars weight only 1300 pounds with 700+ horsepower engines. Those two elements in addition to a huge 25 square foot top wing and seventeen inch wide specially designed Hoosier rear race tires make them the fastest cars ever to compete on the high-banked ¼ mile oval. The USCS outlaw sprint cars are expected to reach speeds over 100 miles per hour on the straight-aways at Jackson Motor Speedway.

Additionally, the event is the opening event night for the five race over eight night USCS Sprint Speed Week 2015. The event at JMS awards the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers with both USCS Outlaw Thunder National championship and Mid South Thunder Tour regional series championship points. The Mid South regional series competes in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The event is expected to draw drivers from six or more states including some of the top ranked drivers in North America.

Just like this year, the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters opened their Speedweek mini-series at Jackson Motor Speedway on May 25, 2013. The event, then entitled the USCS “Night of Thunder”, was won by 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. The 2013 USCS Sprint Car Speedweek opener saw Crawley best a 32 car field of drivers from five states in the USCS Sprint Car division. Local driver Billy Colleit collected the win in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds..

During the 16th annual Ival Cooper Memorial Race, sanctioned by the USCS for the first time in 2014, the 2013 United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas captured the victory over 26 of the best on May 24th. Kentucky’s Tait Davenport raced from the eleventh row of the K&N Filters USCS Modified main event into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in that 25 lap main event.

In addition to the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars, the racing card includes the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and the speedway’s Modified division regulars, who square off in a battle royal with $1000 going to the winner. The Jackson Motor Speedway weekly Nesmith Chevrolet Street Stock division is also on the racing card as is the new Factory Stock division.

Race fans are sure to get their money’s worth with a full night of non-stop family entertainment that includes a guarantee of plenty of thrills, chills and spills from the time the green flag flies for the USCS Outlaw Modified Dash race until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening.

Jackson Motor Speedway is located at 5448 Old Byram Road, Byram, MS 39272. For more info on the track, Please visit jacksonmotorspeedway.net or call 601-331-6827 or 601-373-0076. For more information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour and K&N Filters USCS Modified series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS SPRINT SPEEDWEEK 2015 UPDATE

Atlanta, GA - May 15, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com 19th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour has slightly revised it's 10th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek (2015) as follows. The Speedweek 2015 opener will still be on Saturday, May 23rd at the famed Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi.

After the 2015 Speedweek opener at Jackson Motor Speedway, the high-speed entourage then travels north two hours for Speedweek Round Two at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday May 24th. The traditional Memorial Day Monday event held for the last nine seasons at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee has been eliminated from this seasons schedule due to the track remaining closed at this time.

So, the traveling show will then take three days off for repairs before returning to action with Round Three on Thursday, May 28th at the famed 1/3 mile Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama.

After having its season-opener at Magnolia Motor Speedway rained/iced out twice, the series re-scheduled the Friday, May 29th Round Four USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 event at the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway 3/8 mile in Columbus, Mississippi. The Speedweek Round Five Grand Finale is set for the fourth year in a row to happen on Saturday, May 30th at the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for some "Thrills, Chills and Spills" at the country's oldest operating dirt oval.

Approximately $70,000 in total prize money is guaranteed with one driver able to win nearly $12,000 including Dashes, Speedweek point's monies and contingencies for the week's action. All five of the events pay at least $2000 to win with a minimum of $250 to start the A-Main in each. The Finale at Riverside International Speedway will pay $2500 to the winner if they ran the entire Speedweek 2015. Any driver who starts all five A-Main events is guaranteed to go home with a minimum of $1500 for the week including prize money and Speedweek point's money. There is a USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series point's fund that pays back 10 places. Additionally each night's Speedweek 2015 event awards USCS National points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour and/or USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional Championship points.

During the course of the five nights of intense competition, many of the top ranked drivers in the Nation are expected to compete. Those include eleven-time USCS Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Tim Crawley who was the 2002 NSCHOF 360 Sprint Car Driver of the Year and the 2012 USCS Outlaw Thunder National Champion and as well as a three-time USCS Mid South regional series Champion is expected to compete as well as the 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas.

Over 50 different drivers from 7-8 states are expected to compete in the five USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 events. For further USCS info including updated schedules and rules, etc please visit the series official website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder sprint cars headline Talladega Short Track’s “THUNDER THURSDAY” Speed Spectacular on THURSDAY, May 28th (7:30pm)

Atlanta, GA – May 12, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Talladega Short Track for the USCS “THUNDER THURSDAY” week-night SPECIAL event on THURSDAY, May 28th. The weeknight special event serves as Round Four of the 10th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek. The action packed racing card is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring plenty of high speed action at one of the South's most popular racing venues as drivers in five popular divisions will be seeking a visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane.

USCS Outlaw Thundrr Tour presented by K&N Filters drivers from seven states are expected for the first appearance of the USCS sanctioned sprint cars at Talladega Short Track in over a decade. This will be the first-ever USCS event during their USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series that started ten seasons ago. The United Sprint Car Series, now in its nineteenth season contested it’s first ever event at Talladega Short Track on April 25, 1997. The winner of that event was 11-time National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who was the 2014 series Champion as well.

Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of speed contests with racing in five of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes over 100 laps of Championship main events with drivers competing for approximately $20,000 in prize money. Racing action kicks off on Thursday night at 7:30pm with a full racing program in all divisions including the 120 plus mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars.

The second USCS racing division on the action-packed racing card is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. Drivers for that division are expected from five states for Thursday’s event. Bobby

The Nesmith Dirt Late Model, Sportsman and Rite-way Auto Sales Hot Shots are all three scheduled for a full program in each division during the “THUNDER THURSDAY” night of racing.

Talladega Short Track is located almost directly across the road from Talladega Super Speedway at 4343 Speedway Boulevard in Eastaboga. For more info and for directions to Talladega Short Track please visit www.TalldegaShortTrack.com or call 256-831-1413.

For info on the United Sprint Car Series or www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

Eric Riggins, Jr. charges to third 2015 USCS win at North, Georgia Speedway on Saturday

May 9, 2015 – Chatsworth, GA - 19-year-old sprint car hot shoe Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, N.C. now has three United Sprint Car Series (USCS) presented by K&N Filters main event wins in 2015, after he blew by eleven-time and defending series champion Terry Gray on lap 22 of the 30-lap “Night of the Wings” main event at North Georgia Speedway and led the final nine laps en route to www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.

The win was Riggins’ 11th career series victory and his first at North Georgia Speedway, the first stop for the series at the Chatsworth, Ga. track since 2004. The win also gave Riggins sole possession of tenth place on the series’ all-time wins list.

“I had hoped when I started I might be able to do everything we’re doing right now,” Riggins smiled. “I was just trying to hit my marks all night, because Terry doesn’t miss his. When we finally got around him there I knew I just had to be smooth the rest of the way. It paid off tonight.”

Gray’s teammate, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, nipped him at the finish line for second place , with Gray, the Bartlett, Tennessee veteran coming home as the last driver on the podium in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place.

“We just got too loose,” Gray said simply. “ I couldn’t hold it down in three and four. I was good out front, things just didn’t fall our way tonight.”

Cherryville, North Carolina driver Johnny Bridges was fourth and was followed by his cousin Lance Moss, also from Cherryville, who rounded out the top five for the second night in a row.

The event saw two cautions, one at lap seven when K&N Filters Pole Position starter and the series 2013 Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi, spun in turn four, The second one at lap nine when Suwannee, Georgia veteran sprint car pilot Joe Larkin spun in the same spot off the corner.

Indian Trail, North Carolina, Brandon McLain led the next group of drivers with a sixth-place result, and Johnny Petrozelle, from Denton, North Carolina was seventh. Local driver Aubrey Black, from Lookout Mountain, Georgia finished in eighth place and Willingham rebounded from his spin to come home ninth. Grovetown, Georgia driver Jay Dunham rounded out the top ten.

Eric Riggins kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, Terry Gray scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. “The Wild Child,” Johnny Bridges rolled from sixth to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Bridges was the provisional pole position starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Jeff Willingham received his first K&N Filters Pole Award of the season placing him on the point of the start of the main event. Brandon McLain passed the most cars in the A-main (eight) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The previous night’s winner at Travelers Rest Speedway, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida, who leads the USCS Rookie of the Year point standings, dropped a valve in his engine early in the night and was unable to compete in the main event.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2015 schedule on May 23 with the first round of the 2015 USCS Sprint Speedweek at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram (Jackson), Mississippi. The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters: Bell Racing USA, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Engler Machine and Tool, DSR Fuel Systems, Hoosier Race Tire, K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, www.rockauto.com, Wilwood Disc Brakes.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Night of the Wings”; North Georgia Speedway; May 9, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Lance Moss, Johnny Petrozelle.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Lance Moss, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Petrozelle, Aubrey Black, Jay Dunham, Don Ryder, Brandon McLain.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Johnny Bridges, Jeff Willingham, Eric Riggins Jr., Bob Auld, Joe Larkin, Don Goodwin, Nick Snyder.

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters “Night of the Wings” A-main: - 30-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC

2. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

4. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC

5. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC

6. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC

7. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC

8. #21 – Aubrey Black, Lookout Mountain, GA

9. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

10. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA

11. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwannee, GA

12. #12B – Don Ryder, Knoxville, TN

13. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL

14. #87 – Don Goodwin, Nashville, TN

15. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr.
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray
Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #07 – Johnny Bridges
K&N Filters Pole Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #23 – Lance Moss (5th place)
Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #21B – Brandon McLain
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #23 – Lance Moss
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #21B – Brandon McLain
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #59III – Johnny Petrozelle
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #51 – Jay Dunham

 

 

Rookie Nick Snyder races to career-first USCS sprint win at Travelers Rest on Friday

May 8, 2015 – Travelers Rest, S.C. – Once in a while it only takes a single statement victory to make a young driver’s career. Friday night at Traveler’s Rest Speedway, 16-year-old USCS “Rookie of the Year” candidate Nick Snyder found out how true that statement really is.

Snyder, from Marco Island, Fla., used a well-timed run to the inside USCS 2010 Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee in turn three of the opening lap of Friday night’s 30-lap feature to take the lead, a position he would never relinquish the rest of the distance to score his first-career United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters victory, his first win ever in a winged sprint car.

Despite the dominating look of the box score, Snyder had to work through lapped traffic, as well as hold off a determined run by eleven-time series champion Terry Gray in the final five laps, before scoring the wire-to-wire victory.

“I saw him [show his nose] there a couple of times, and I knew I had to drive it in deep to chop him off a little bit and kill his momentum,” Snyder said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I got nervous there in lapped traffic coming to the white – Terry got a run on me and I thought we were done at that point, but somehow I managed to use a lapped car in turn three to get back through on the high side. I’m thrilled that I’m standing here right now. This is a surreal feeling in our first full-time season, we’ve had so much bad luck before now that to have done this is a moment I’ll never forget” said Snyder.

Gray finished second after his final run to the line came up about two feet short, but said he had another opportunity in traffic earlier in the race that he just couldn’t capitalize on. “We were working through the field there about halfway, and he and I went three-wide on the 6T [of Brad Wickham] and both Brad and I just got loose and made contact,” Gray said. “For a while, I actually thought I had a right rear tire going flat, but once I figured out we were good there I was able to make one last run and it just wasn’t quite enough. Hey, I’m not making excuses tonight, I got outdrove and that kid deserves this win. He drove a great race.”

Gray’s teammate Morgan Turpen, who is graduating with honors at the University of Memphis is missing her college graduation ceremony to compete this weekend, crossed the line in third place. Mooresville, North Carolina driver C.J. Miller finished fourth after a scary flip in hot laps that nearly demolished his No. 9 entry. Former USCS winner Lance Moss, out of Cherryville, North Carolina rounded out the top five drivers.

The event ran caution-free and took just over seven minutes to complete.

Two-time 2015 USCS feature winner, Eric Riggins Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina led the next set of drivers with a sixth place finish. Johnny Petrozelle, hailing from Denton, North Carolina was seventh and 1998 series Rookie of the Year Johnny Bridges, out of Cherryville,, North Carolina crossed the line in eighth place. Another Tar Heel State native, Indian Trail’s Brandon McLain, finished ninth and Grovetown, Georgia pilot Jay Dunham rounded out the top ten finishers.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Lance Moss scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Gray then followed up his dash win with a victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Moss was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after he drew a six in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Morgan Turpen received the K&N Filters Pole Award and position. Eric Riggins Jr. passed the most cars in the A-main to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday night, May 9th at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia, for the first time at the track in over a decade. For info on North Georgia Speedway please visit their official website at www.northgeorgiaspeedway.net For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.
RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Sprint Car Wars”; Travelers Rest Speedway; May 8, 2015
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Nick Snyder, Lance Moss.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Lance Moss, Nick Snyder, Johnny Petrozelle, Morgan Turpen, Brandon McLain, Bob Auld, Joe Larkin, Sonny Stroud, Gary Troutman (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Johnny Bridges, Jeff Willingham, C.J. Miller, Eric Riggins Jr., Brad Wickham, Jay Dunham, Bobby Komisarski.
USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Sprint Car Wars A-main: 30-laps

1. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL
2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
3. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN
4. #9 – C.J. Miller, Mooresville, NC
5. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC
6. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC
7. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC
8. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC
9. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC
10. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA
11. #6T – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC
12. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL
13. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS
14. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwannee, GA
15. #5S – Sonny Stroud, Marietta, SC (DNS)
16. #44 – Gary Troutman, Vale, NC (DNS)
17. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, Lake Wylie, SC (DNS)
USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #23 – Lance Moss
Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray
K&N Filters Pole Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #9 – C.J. Miller (4th place)
Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10 – Terry Gray
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #9 – C.J. Miller
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr.
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #23 – Lance Moss
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr.
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #59III – Johnny Petrozelle
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #51 – Jay Dunham

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

Story by:
Jacob Seelman

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars set for Travelers Rest Speedway return invasion this Friday ( May 8th )

May 5, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series 19th annual Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters invades Travelers Rest Speedway in Travelers Rest, South Carolina this Friday night. The race is the only USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car event scheduled at Travelers Rest in 2015. The event serves as Round Four of the 45 event 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and 24 USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series schedules. Both races will award National USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series championship points. Entries are expected from five or more states for the event.

Expected entries for the series’ first visit since the year 2011 to the speedway include several multi-time USCS Southern Thunder Tour sprint car feature winners during the 2014 and early 2015 seasons. Those drivers include; 11-time National and 2014 USCS Southern Thunder Tour USCS Champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee and former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina (2 wins in 2014),

Also entered is Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was a five-time winner over that time period. Another entry is female racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who was the USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Tire Asphalt Series Champion and won twice in 2014. She was also the runner-up in the series 2014 National standings. Lance Moss also from Cherryville, North Carolina who was a winner in the series in 2014 is entered as well.

The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini/micro sprints also join the action on Friday night to form a USCS open wheel double-header. That series will be making its first ever visit to the speedway on Friday night. Drivers from at least five states are expected for that series as well for its fifth and sixth events of the young racing season.

The two USCS sprint car series are joined on Friday night by a full program of stock car racing as well including a $1500 to win Monster Mini Stock Association event for four cylinder racers…plus the track’s Thunder Bomber, Renegade and Front Wheel Drive divisions to create an action-packed night of racing and family entertainment.

For info and directions to and more information about Travelers Rest Speedway please visit www.trspeedwaysc.comFor updated USCS schedules, rules and more for the United Sprint Car Series (or the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series), please visit www.uscsracing.com.With questions please call 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars set for Travelers Rest/North Georgia double-header on May 8th and 9th

May 2, 2015 - After a four week break, the United Sprint Car Series 19th annual Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters fires back into action next weekend with a double-header at two speedways in neighboring states. On Friday, May 8th, the winged sprint car series visits Travelers Rest Speedway in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. On the following night, Saturday, May 9th the USCS sprint cars headline the inaugural “Night of the Wings” at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia. Both events pay $2000 to the winner.

The two-night weekend serves as Rounds Four and Five of the 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series schedules . Both races will award National USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series championship points.

Expected entries for both nights include several multi-time USCS Southern Thunder Tour sprint car feature winners during the 2014 and early 2015 seasons. Those drivers include; 11-time National and 2014 USCS Southern Thunder Tour USCS Champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee and former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina (2 wins in 2014),

Also entered is Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was a five time winner over that time period. Another entry is female racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who was the USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Tire Asphalt Series Champion and won twice in 2014 . She was also the runner-up in the series 2014 National standings. Lance Moss also from Cherryville, North Carolina who was a winner in the series in 2014 is entered as well.

The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini/micro sprints join the action on both Friday and Saturday nights for a USCS open wheel double-header. Drivers from at least five states are expected for the series fifth and sixth events of the young racing season.

The two USCS sprint car series are joined on the busy racing card each night by four other divisions on the racing cards to create two action-packed nights of racing.

On Friday night, at Travelers Rest Speedway, a full program of stock car racing is on tap including a $1500 to win Monster Mini Stock Association event plus the track’s Thunder Bomber, Renegade and Front wheel Drive divisions. On Saturday night at North Georgia Speedway the Crate Late Models, Sportsman, A Hobby and Pony divisions also compete.

For info and directions to and more information about Travelers Rest Speedway please visit www.trspeedwaysc.com For additional information about North Georgia Speedway please check out their official website at www.northgeorgiaspeedway.net .

For updated USCS schedules, rules and more for the United Sprint Car Series (or the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series), please visit www.uscsracing.com.With questions please call 770-865-6097.

 

 

10th annual USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 kicks off on Saturday, May 23rd with 6 races in 8 days

Atlanta, GA – April 30, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com 19th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off its 10th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek (2015) on Saturday, May 23rd at the famed Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi. Over just eight days the USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series will visit six different speedways in four states while keeping travel to a minimum for the fans and race teams.

After the 2015 Speedweek opener at Jackson Motor Speedway, the high-speed entourage then travels north two hours for Speedweek Round Two at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday May 24th. Then after two nights on ¼ mile racing surfaces, on Monday, May 25th the mini-series is tentatively set to move north across state lines to the red clay 1/3 mile racing surface at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee for Round Three on the Memorial Day Monday Holiday.

The traveling show then takes only two days off for repairs before returning to action with Round Four on Thursday, May 28th at the famed 1/3 mile at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. After having its season-opener at Magnolia Motor Speedway rained out twice, the series re-scheduled the Friday, May 29th Round Five USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 event at the popular MMS 3/8 mile in Columbus, Mississippi. The Speedweek Grand Finale is set for the fourth year in a row to happen on Saturday, May 30th at the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for some “Thrills, Chills and Spills” at the country’s oldest operating dirt oval.

Approximately $75,000 in total prize money is guaranteed with one driver able to win nearly $14,000 including bonuses and contingencies for the week’s action. All six of the events pay at least $2000 to win with a minimum of $250 to start the A-Main. The Finale at Riverside International Speedway will pay $2500 to the winner if they ran the entire Speedweek 2015. Any driver who starts all six A-Main events is guaranteed to go home with a minimum of $1750 for the week. There is a USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series point’s fund that pays back 10 places with $1000 to the Champion based on all six events being completed. Additionally each night’s Speedweek 2015 event awards USCS National points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour and/or USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional Championship points.

During the course of the six nights of intense competition, many of the top ranked drivers in the Nation are expected to compete. Those include eleven-time USCS Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Tim Crawley who was the 2002 NSCHOF 360 Sprint Car Driver of the Year and the 2012 USCS Outlaw Thunder National Champion and as well as a three-time USCS Mid South regional series Champion is expected to compete as well as the 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas.

Over 50 different drivers from 7-8 states are expected to compete in the six USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 events. For further USCS info including updated schedules and rules, etc please visit the series official website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS at 770-865-6097. 10th annual USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 kicks off on Saturday, May 23rd with 6 races in 8 days

Atlanta, GA – April 30, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com 19th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off its 10th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek (2015) on Saturday, May 23rd at the famed Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi. Over just eight days the USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series will visit six different speedways in four states while keeping travel to a minimum for the fans and race teams.

After the 2015 Speedweek opener at Jackson Motor Speedway, the high-speed entourage then travels north two hours for Speedweek Round Two at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday May 24th. Then after two nights on ¼ mile racing surfaces, on Monday, May 25th the mini-series is tentatively set to move north across state lines to the red clay 1/3 mile racing surface at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee for Round Three on the Memorial Day Monday Holiday.

The traveling show then takes only two days off for repairs before returning to action with Round Four on Thursday, May 28th at the famed 1/3 mile at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. After having its season-opener at Magnolia Motor Speedway rained out twice, the series re-scheduled the Friday, May 29th Round Five USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 event at the popular MMS 3/8 mile in Columbus, Mississippi. The Speedweek Grand Finale is set for the fourth year in a row to happen on Saturday, May 30th at the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for some “Thrills, Chills and Spills” at the country’s oldest operating dirt oval.

Approximately $75,000 in total prize money is guaranteed with one driver able to win nearly $14,000 including bonuses and contingencies for the week’s action. All six of the events pay at least $2000 to win with a minimum of $250 to start the A-Main. The Finale at Riverside International Speedway will pay $2500 to the winner if they ran the entire Speedweek 2015. Any driver who starts all six A-Main events is guaranteed to go home with a minimum of $1750 for the week. There is a USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series point’s fund that pays back 10 places with $1000 to the Champion based on all six events being completed. Additionally each night’s Speedweek 2015 event awards USCS National points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour and/or USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional Championship points.

During the course of the six nights of intense competition, many of the top ranked drivers in the Nation are expected to compete. Those include eleven-time USCS Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Tim Crawley who was the 2002 NSCHOF 360 Sprint Car Driver of the Year and the 2012 USCS Outlaw Thunder National Champion and as well as a three-time USCS Mid South regional series Champion is expected to compete as well as the 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas.

Over 50 different drivers from 7-8 states are expected to compete in the six USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 events. For further USCS info including updated schedules and rules, etc please visit the series official website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS at 770-865-6097.

 

 

In just two more days,…..

the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Tennessee National Raceway for their Mid South Region season opener (on Saturday, April 25th )

April 23, 2015 – In two days….the always popular United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters headlines a high speed evening of thrills and excitement during the inaugural USCS “Spring Speed Xplosion” when winged sprint car the series invades the 1/4 mile high-banked red clay oval at Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee. The event serves as the Mid South regional series season opener for the USCS winged sprint car division. The event will award both USCS Mid South regional series and USCS National Championship points. Drivers from at least six states are expected for the series 4th event of the series 19th season.

Middle Tennessee race fans are in store for a full night of racing action that brings the fastest and most powerful race cars to attack the speedway’s racing surface during the each season. The event is the one and only scheduled appearance during the 2015 season for the USCS sprint cars at Tennessee National Raceway,

When the 700 horsepower, 1300 pound United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars, hit the track, they are expected to step the racing tempo up with speeds near 120 miles per hour around the high-banked 1/4 mile clay oval. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers will contest a complete program of winged sprint car racing including, test and tune hot laps followed by the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous event, qualifying heat races and main events. The evenings sprint car finale is a 30-lap main event paying $2000 to the winner.

Expected entries include the 2014 and 11-time National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. The 2014 USCS National Championship runner-up, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee.. Turpen is Gray’s team-mate and the top ranked female race car driver in the Nation.

Also entered is the 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who was the March 15, 2014 USCS sprint car feature winner at Tennessee National Raceway. Hagar has won 18 USCS main events over the past two seasons and is a threat to win on any given night.

The 2012 USCS National sprint car Champion, and 2010 USCS Tennessee National Raceway feature winner, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas is expected to enter. Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi is another past USCS National Champion and multi-time USCS winner at the speedway that is an entry for this season’s event, All three of these drivers were ranked among the top 32 drivers in the Nation in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Driver of the Year” rankings.

Other expected entries include two-time USCS Tennessee National Raceway sprint car feature winner, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee who was a six-time 2014 USCS series winner.

The USCS winged sprint cars are joined on a busy racing card by six popular Tennessee National Raceway divisions. The track’s mini Stock division that will be contesting their Round #1 Summer Shootout Series event and battling for a double normal purse $700 to win and $60 to the last place finisher in their main event.

The Tennessee National Raceway Limited Late Models will also be on the racing card. The Limited Late Model division include cars from a wide range of rules including area Limited Late Models, 2-Barrel Late Models and GM Performance crate engine type Late Model race cars. The speedway’s popular E-MOD, Open Wheel Modified, Modified Street, Street Stock and Dwarf Car divisions will also be competing on Saturday night.

Grandstand Adult admission for the Saturday, April 25rh event is $20 for adults. Children 12 years and under in the spectator grandstands are FREE.

A discount coupon is available on the Tennessee National Raceway Facebook page and on the USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) Facebook page as well. Coupons already printed for the postponed April 18th event will be accepeted at the gate as well.

Pit area admission is $30 for Adults and Children 6-12 years old pricing is $10. Children 5 and Under are FREE in the pit area.

For directions to and more information about Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee please visit www.racetn.com or call the track office at 931-796-1890. For additional information about the United Sprint Car series including rules and complete updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car “Spring Speed Xplosion” at Tennessee National Raceway has been RE-SCHEDULED for Saturday, April 25th

April 16, 2015 – Due to already wet conditions and plenty oif rain in the forecast for this Saturday, the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car event scheduled for this Saturday at Tennessee National Raceway has been RE-SCHEDULED for one week later on Saturday, April 25th.. The cars and stars of the USCS headline division are then re-set to invade Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee for the inaugural “Spring Speed Xpolsion”.

The USCS sanctioned sprint cars will headline an action-packed night of racing with a high speed USCS sprint car invasion at the 1/3 mile red clay oval located just off US Highway 412 and two miles west of Hohenwald, Tennessee. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged Outlaw style sprint cars join six of the tracks weekly racing divisions in action on Saturday night.

When the 700 horsepower, 1300 pound United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invade the speedway they are expected to step the racing tempo up with speeds near 120 miles per hour around the high-banked 1/3 mile clay oval. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers will contest a complete program of winged sprint car racing including, test and tune hoy laps followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous event, qualifying heat races and main events. The evenings sprint car finale is a 30-lap main event paying $2000 to the winner and $300 to start the A-main event.

Drivers from at least six states are expected for the series 4th event of the season. Expected entries include the 2014 and 11-time National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. The 2014 USCS National Championship runner-up, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee.. Turpen is Gray’s team-mate and the top ranked female race car driver in the Nation.

Also expected is 2010 USCS Tennessee National Raceway feature winner and 2012 USCS National sprint car Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. All three of these drivers were ranked among the top 32 drivers in the Nation in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Driver of the Year” rankings.

Other expected entries include two-time USCS Tennessee National Raceway sprint car feature winner, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee who was a six-time 2014 USCS series winner.

The USCS winged sprint cars are joined on the busy racing card by six popular Tennessee National Raceway divisions. The track’s mini Stock division that will be contesting their Round #1 Summer Shootout Seriies event and battling for a double normal purse $700 to win their main event.

The Tennessee National Raceway Limited Late Models will also be on the racing card. The Limited Late Model division include cars from a wide range of rules including area Limited Late Models, 2-Barrel Late Models and GM Performance crate engine type Late Model race cars. The speedway’s popular E-MOD, Modified Street, Street Stock and one other division to be announced will also be competing on Saturday night as well.

The Friday, April 17th USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event scheduled at Thunderhill Raceway has been postponed to a later date, as weather has hampered the on-going remodeling and re-construction of new more spectator-friendly facilities being built.

Grandstand Adult admission for the Saruday, April 25rh event is $20 for adults. Children 12 years and under in the spectator grandstands are FREE.

A discount coupon is available on the Tennessee National Raceway Facebook page and on the USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) Facebook page as well. Coupons already printed for the postponed April 18th event will be accepeted at the gate as well.

Pit area admission is $30 for Adults and Children 6-12 years old pricing is $10. Children 5 and Under are FREE in the pit area.

For directions to and more information about Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee please visit www.racetn.com or call the track office at 931-796-1890. For additional information about the United Sprint Car series including rules and complete updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline Tennessee National Raceway’s “Spring Speed Xplosion” racing action on Saturday, April 18th

April 15, 2015 - The early Middle Tennessee 2015 racing season gets a shot of high speed adrenaline this weekend when the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee on Saturday, April 18th at 7:30 pm during the inaugural “Spring Speed Xpolsion”.

The USCS sanctioned sprint cars headline an action-packed night of racing with a high speed USCS sprint car invasion at the 1/3 mile red clay oval located just off US Highway 412 and two miles west of Hohenwald, Tennessee. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged Outlaw style sprint cars join six of the tracks weekly racing divisions in action on Saturday night.

When the 700 horsepower, 1300 pound United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invade the speedway they are expected to step the racing tempo up with speeds near 120 miles per hour around the high-banked 1/3 mile clay oval. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers will contest a complete program of winged sprint car racing including, test and tune hoy laps followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous event, qualifying heat races and main events. The evenings sprint car finale is a 30-lap main event paying $2000 to the winner and $300 to start the A-main event.

Drivers from at least six states are expected for the series 4th event of the season. Expected entries include the 2014 and 11-time National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. The 2014 USCS National Championship runner-up, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee.. Turpen is Gray’s team-mate and the top ranked female race car driver in the Nation.

Also expected is 2010 USCS Tennessee National Raceway feature winner and 2012 USCS National sprint car Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. All three of these drivers were ranked among the top 32 drivers in the Nation in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Driver of the Year” rankings.

Other expected entries include two-time USCS Tennessee National Raceway sprint car feature winner, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee who was a six-time 2014 USCS series winner.

The USCS winged sprint cars are joined on the busy racing card by six popular Tennessee National Raceway divisions. The track’s E-MOD open wheel modified division will be contesting their Round #1 Summer Shootout Seriies event and battling for a cool $1000 to win their main event.

The Tennessee National Raceway Limited Late Models will also be on ther racing card. The Limited Late Model division include cars from a wide range of rules including area Limited Late Models, 2-Barrel Late Models and GM Performance crate engine type Late Model race cars. The speedway’s Modified Street, Mini Stock, Street Stock and Dwarf Car divisions will also be competing on Saturday night as well.

The companion Friday, April 17th USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event scheduled at Thunderhill Raceway has been postponed to a later date, as weather has hampered the on-going remodeling and re-construction of new more spectator-friendly facilities being built.

Grandstand Adult admission for Saturday’s event is $20 for adults. Children 12 years and under in the spectator grandstands are FREE.

A discount coupon is available on the Tennessee National Raceway Facebook page and on the USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) Facebook page as well.

Pit area admission is $30 for Adults and Children 6-12 years old pricing is $10. Children 5 and Under are FREE in the pit area.

For directions to and more information about Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee please visit www.racetn.com or call the track office at 931-796-1890. For additional information about the United Sprint Car series including rules and complete updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Riggins completes sweep of USCS weekend

From Jacob Selman

Lancaster, SC — (April 11, 2015) — Charlotte, N.C. hotshoe Eric Riggins Jr. got out the broom and completed a sweep of the first United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N doubleheader of 2015 in dominating fashion on Saturday night.

Riggins shot out from the K&N Filters Pole Position and proceeded to stomp out the rest of his competition, leading all 25 laps of Lancaster Speedway’s “Thunder in the Carolinas” North/South Challenge finale to pick up his second victory in two nights over a stout field.

The win was redemption for the 19-year-old, who was leading at Lancaster last April before the car dropped out of gear with six laps to go and cost him a shot at top honors that night.

“This feels great,” Riggins said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “I know last year one slipped away from us there, but tonight the car was so good it made me look good. I’m really proud of this win; this is awesome.”

The victory was Riggins’ second USCS win of the season and 10th career series triumph, moving him into a tie for 10th place on the all-time series win list with fellow series regular Anthony Nicholson.

“That’s a really cool feat [for us],” Riggins added. “We haven’t gotten to race much the last couple of years because we’ve had engine troubles and just haven’t had the financial help to do it, but the times we have raced we’ve certainly made it count.”

The pace was slowed by three cautions; the first came at lap four when Terry Witherspoon spun in turn two while running third. Yellow flag number two flew four laps later when Terry’s son Tanner and teammate Darren Orth tangled in the same spot in turn two, forcing Tanner to the pit area with terminal problems.

Following that caution, the race saw a 13-lap green flag run until the third and final caution came out on lap 21 of the 25-lap event, when 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Rookie of the Year Dane Lorenc smacked the inside wall at the exit of turn four, ending his night after a solid run and setting up a scramble to the finish.

Defending Lancaster winner Lance Moss tried to rally on the race’s final restart with four laps to go, but was unable to mount enough of a run to challenge Riggins for the victory.

“Eric just had the car to beat tonight, hands down,” Moss said. “We crashed last night, and our team did a heck of a job rebuilding this car. It took us all day to just get it rolling, but I’ll take that second. I wish we could have backed up last year with another win, but hats off to Eric again, he just had a super weekend.”

Rookie of the Year candidate Nick Snyder, out of Marco Island, Fla., waged a fierce battle with Terry Gray in the closing stages to come away with his first career 360 podium, scoring a career-best USCS finish of third for his family-owned team.

“It was a great battle with Terry – I’m just sure he wants his rocker arm back now,” Snyder laughed. “After he helped us repair the car, this means a ton. I thought maybe I could have caught Lance for second at the end, but he just had more forward bite off [the corner] than we did. Proud of our team though – this is a good night.”

Gray, from Bartlett, Tenn., settled for fourth at the finish, followed by Mooresville, N.C.’s C.J. Miller, who rounded out the front five in fifth.

Top-ranked female sprint car pilot Morgan Turpen struggled to get a handle on her car, but the Cordova, Tenn. shoe rebounded late to come home sixth, followed by 1998 USCS Rookie of the Year Johnny Bridges, who crossed the line seventh. Defending Rookie of the Year Brandon McLain struggled on the final restart and dropped back to eighth at the finish after running as high as fifth, and Darren Orth soldiered on from his early troubles to be scored ninth at the checkered flag – the last car running.

Bridges kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning his first Hoosier Tire Speed Dash of the 2015 season, and Riggins came from fourth to win the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Moss rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Riggins was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after he pulled a zero in the K&N Inversion Draw, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Terry Gray passed the most cars in the A-main (three) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday, April 18with the Tennessee Tangle at the Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Thunder in the Carolinas”; Lancaster Superspeedway; April 11, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Johnny Bridges, C.J. Miller, Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Joe Larkin.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., C.J. Miller, Johnny Petrozelle, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Jay Dunham, Dane Lorenc, Bobby Komisarski, Brad Wickham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Lance Moss, Terry Witherspoon, Nick Snyder, Terry Gray, Brandon McLain, Darren Orth, Tanner Witherspoon, Joe Larkin.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Thunder in the Carolinas – North/South Challenge A-main: 25-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 2. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 3. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 4. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #9 – C.J. Miller, Mooresville, NC 6. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 7. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 8. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 9. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 10. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 11. #23L – Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY 12. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 13. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, Lake Wylie, SC 14. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 15. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 16. #6T – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC 17. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #07 – Johnny Bridges Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #23 – Lance Moss K&N Filters Pole Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #116 – Nick Snyder (3rd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #23 – Lance Moss K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #10 – Terry Gray Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #9 – C.J. Miller Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #59III – Johnny Petrozelle

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

Eric Riggins, Jr. streaks to career 11th USCS win at Carolina Speedway

GASTONIA, N.C. – For the fourth time in his United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N career, the “Carolina Kid”, Eric Riggins Jr. made Carolina Speedway his personal playground. Riggins, from Charlotte, N.C, blasted around 11-time USCS National champion Terry Gray on lap six of Friday night’s 30-lap North/South Shootout opener at the newly-reconfigured four-tenths mile speed plant and laid a beating on the rest of the field, leaving only four cars on the lead lap en route to his ninth career USCS victory and first of the 2015 season.

The win not only moved Riggins into a tie for 11th on the all-time USCS wins list with Jeff Swindell, it was also his third victory in the last four races at his home race track. “This is what we needed here [tonight],” Riggins said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I’ve been a little unsure of the track changes – they made it a lot wider in the corners – and I was so accustomed to the old track that I wasn’t sure what we were going to be able to do tonight.”

“But this Carolina Speedway crew did a great job – it was a little rough, but we made it through. Hats off to them, they did what they could here tonight and I think this track surface is going to be even better later in the year. I’m so thankful, it always means a lot to win here in front of the home crowd.”

The lightning-quick feature was only slowed by caution once, when Johnny Petrozelle went for a spin in turn four after clipping one of the infield tires.

Female hotshoe and Cordova, Tenn. pilot Morgan Turpen worked through traffic to take second from her teammate Terry Gray inside of ten laps to go, but by then Riggins had run and hid in his own zip code – leaving Turpen no time to close the gap and mount a charge.

“We needed another caution ,” Turpen said after the event. “I feel like we had the winning car – we definitely had the fastest car late because I could see [Eric], so I know I was catching him – we just lost too much ground early and it cost us. It’s a track position game right now, because the competition is so high.”

Gray, from Bartlett, Tenn., held on to complete the podium in third place . The 1998 USCS Rookie of the Year and defending event Champion of the spring Carolina stop, Johnny Bridges, from Cherryville, North Carolina finished fourth. Lake Wylie, South Carolina’s Bobby Komisarski was the first car one lap down at the checkered flag, but still managed a career-best USCS finish of fifth to cap off the top five in the final results.

Mooresville, North Carolina.’s C.J. Miller – who started off the evening strong by going fastest in hot laps and winning his heat race faded to sixth at the finish, Miller was followed by Suwanee, Georgia sprint car veteran Joe Larkin in seventh place,

The 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Rookie of the Year Dane Lorenc from Lancaster, New York looked to be a challenger for a spot on the podium before retiring due to motor problems with 12 laps to go. The talented 15-year-old from Lancaster, N.Y. was scored eighth in his first-career USCS start.

“The track was rough tonight – there were a couple bumps and ruts in the corners that tore up the car a little bit,” Lorenc said following his exit. “I hate that the motor gave out; I know we had a car capable of being on the podium tonight, but we’ll go put the backup motor in and go into tomorrow night with a clean slate and see what we can do.”

Brandon McLain kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning his first Hoosier Tire Speed Dash of the season, and C.J. Miller scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Turpen rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Turpen was also the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, until a four came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, This placed her teammate Terry Gray on the K&N Filters Pole position. Johnny Bridges passed the most cars in the A-main (four) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Filters continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday, April 11 with round two of the North/South Shootout at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, S.C. where the field is expected to en-large when four drivers from Florida and Georgia are additional entries for Saturday’s events.

For information about Lancaster Super Speedway visit the track’s official website at www.lancastersuperspeedway.com For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “North/South Shootout”; Carolina Speedway; April 10, 2015:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Brandon McLain, Johnny Bridges, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Johnny Petrozelle, Joe Larkin.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: C.J. Miller, Terry Gray, Dane Lorenc, Johnny Bridges, Johnny Petrozelle, Joe Larkin, Brad Wickham (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Morgan Turpen, Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Bobby Komisarski, Lance Moss, Nick Snyder.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N North/South Shootout A-main: 30-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 2. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 5. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, Lake Wylie, SC 6. #9 – CJ Miller, Mooresville, NC 7. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 8. #00 – Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY 9. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 10. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 11. #6T – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC 12. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 13. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (DNS)

14. #5 – David Thorman, Greenville, SC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #21B – Brandon McLain Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #9 – C.J. Miller Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Pole Award: #10 – Terry Gray JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen (2nd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #17 – Bobby Komisarski Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #9 – CJ Miller Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #33 – Joe Larkin DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #59III – Johnny Petrozelle

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

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Story by: Jacob Seelman

Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer

RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor

Performance Motorsports Network, Radio Co-Host

National Speed Sport News, Staff Writer

United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

Hoosier Tire USCS North vs. South Challenge Series kicks off on Friday, April 10th at Carolina with 10 races in 2015

Atlanta, GA - April 6, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters kicks off its 3rd Annual Hoosier Tire USCS North vs. South Challenge Series this Friday, April 10th at the re-configured 4/10 mile Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina, The mini-series has grown from two races in 2013 and four races in 2014 to ten events for the 2015 season. The ten event schedule includes the first ever USCS Sprint Speedweek for the USCS Southern Thunder region and a separate ten race point system that qualifies drivers for the USCS North vs. South “High Stakes Shootout” at the tenth event. The Hoosier Tire USCS North vs. South Challenge Series will visit nine different tracks in northern Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and eastern Tennessee from April until October when the finale concludes the 2015 mini-series schedule at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina.

After the North vs. South Challenge opener at Carolina Speedway, the high-speed entourage then travels less than an hour South to Lancaster, South Carolina for Round #2 at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina to complete the first of four weekends that all include two or more events.

The North vs. South Challenge Series next re-opens during the 2015 USCS Southern Speedweek on Thursday, July 16th at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee for Round #3. On Friday, July 17th the series makes a Round #4 stop at historic Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia for Round #4 of the Challenge Series. The first USCS Southern Sprint Speedweek and North vs. South Challenge Series makes their final stops of the weekend at the D-shaped tri-oval of the famed Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia.

On the following weekend, the North vs. South Challenge Series and the USCS Southern Sprint Speedweek make their first ever appearance on Thursday, July 23rd at the ¼ mile East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, North Carolina for Speedweek Round #4 and Challenge Series Round #6. The Friday, July 24th event has yet to be announced, but, the Saturday, July 25th USCS Southern Speedweek finale and North vs. South Challenge Series Round #8 are set for Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Over $125,000 in total prize money is guaranteed for the ten events. It is possible for one driver to be able to win over $23,500 including bonuses for the ten mini-series races. All ten events pay at least $2000 to win. There is a North vs. South mini-series point’s system that will award starting positions to the top five drivers from the North and the top five drivers from the South (who have participated in at least 70% of the events) a starting spot in the special “High Stakes Shootout” event to be held at the final event. Additionally each night’s Hoosier Tire North vs. South USCS North vs. South Challenge Series event will award USCS National Championship points as well as USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional Championship points.

For further USCS info including a complete United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour schedule and competition rules, etc please visit the series official website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour “THUNDER IN CAROLINA” Sprint Car Nationals and “USCS North vs. South Shootout” HEADLINES RACING ACTION at CAROLINA SPEEDWAY on FRIDAY (4/10).

Atlanta, GA – April 3, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the totally re-designed red dirt 4/10 mile racing surface at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina for a full night of racing action on Friday, April 10th during the 7th annual USCS “Thunder in Carolina” Sprint Car Nationals. The event for winged sprint cars also includes the Round #1 of the 10 race USCS North vs. South Shootout challenge series presented by the Georgia based United Sprint Car Series (USCS). The USCS is in its nineteenth season of competition.

The Friday night event at one of the series drivers’ favorite ovals promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers racing for pride and glory in the third annual USCS North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event at Carolina Speedway. Friday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in four of Carolina Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions. Additionally the action packed racing card features the winged www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini/micro sprints. The speedway’s SECA Sportsman, Street Stock, Four Cylinder and Renegade divisions will join the two USCS sprint car divisions with special events of their own. Each of those divisions will pay $500 to the winner.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will contest a full racing program including their Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events. All four other divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events as well.

The Carolina Speedway USCS North vs. South event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least six states to the track from as far away as Florida and Arkansas. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide Hoosier rear race tires.

Johnny Bridges from nearby Cherryville, North Carolina won last season’s version of this event on April 11, 2014. The Fall visit of the USCS North vs. South Shootout was rained out. 2010 USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year, nineteen year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina, won both winged sprint car events during the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters visits to Carolina Speedway in 2013. Those wins included a win in last Falls USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout when he bested some of the top drivers in the Nation at both Carolina Speedway and at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina during the two night sprint car spectacular.

A past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges also won the 2012 Carolina Thunder Nationals Round #2 event at Carolina Speedway in September of that year. Eric Riggins, Jr. also was the winner in the first main event of two contested during the 2011 Fall Carolina Thunder Nationals contest. The only female in the field and the 2010 National “Rookie of the Year”, 18 year-old Morgan Turpen from Oakland, Tennessee won the second main event during the 2011 fall Thunder Nationals main event. Matt Linder from Hoschton, Georgia won the 2010 version of that event and ten times USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee won the 2009 event. All of those drivers except for Linder are entered for this year’s event with a host of other talented drivers.

Other local and metro Charlotte, North Carolina area sprint car drivers expected to enter for both nights of the USCS North vs. South Shootout include USCS 2014 Rokie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. Also expected are the previous Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series Champions, Jake McLain also from Indian Trail, North Carolina and Johnny Petrozelle from Lexington, North Carolina. Greg Smyre from, Hickory, Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina and rookie Matt Hope from nearby York, South Carolina are also on the pre-entry list.

Other entries include sprint car veterans Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia , Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia and Bob Auld from Largo, Florida. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi is entered as well, Also entered are Rookie of the Year contenders, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida and Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama.

Carolina Speedway is located at 6355 Union Rd., Gastonia, NC 28054. The race track phone number is: (704) 869-0313. The track’s website is www.carolinaspeedway.net For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car speed spectacular headlines racing action at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday, April 11th

Atlanta, GA – April 4, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the high speed ½ mile red clay racing surface at Lancaster Speedway near Lancaster, South Carolina for the North vs. South Shootout Sprint Car Challenge Round #2 to contest a full night of racing action on Saturday April 11th. The USCS is in its nineteenth season of competition. The first portion of a two-night weekend kicks off on Friday night at Carolina Speedway with Round #1 of the battle for pride and glory and nearly $30,000 in prize money.

The event promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers competing. Saturday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in six of Lancaster Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions. In addition to the 130+ mile per hour winged sprint cars, the action packed racing card features the speedways’ SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Xtreme Four and Vintage Car divisions..

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will contest a full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events on Saturday. All the other divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events. The Lancaster Speedway weekly racing series SECA Late Models are on the racing card and competing for $1000 to win.

The Lancaster Speedway event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track from as far away as Arkansas, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound among the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds well over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.

Expected entries for both nights include at least five previous USCS Lancaster Speedway and/or Carolina Speedway USCS sprint car winners including 11-time National USCS National Champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee. Gray has won on two of the USCS series three previous visits to Lancaster Speedway. Lance Moss, from Cherryville, North Carolina won last year’s April 12th event at Lancaster Speedway.

A former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who won USCS event at Carolina Speedway on April 11, 2014 is also entered for the weekend as are two past Carolina Speedway sprint car winners, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina and female sprint car hot-shoe, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee.

Other local and metro Charlotte, North Carolina area sprint car drivers expected to enter for both nights of the USCS North vs. South Shootout include USCS 2014 Rokie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. Also expected are the previous Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series Champions, Jake McLain also from Indian Trail, North Carolina and Johnny Petrozelle from Lexington, North Carolina. Greg Smyre from, Hickory, Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina and rookie Matt Hope from nearby York, South Carolina are also on the pre-entry list.

Other entries include sprint car veterans Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia , Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia and Bob Auld from Largo, Florida. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi is entered as well, Also entered are Rookie of the Year contenders, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida and Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama.

Lancaster Speedway is located at 223 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster, SC 29721. The race track phone number is: (803) 285-1877. The track’s website is www.lancastersuperspeedway.com For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Danny Martin returns to USCS presented by K&N victory lane at Toccoa Raceway

March 27, 2015 - Toccoa, Ga. – The era where Sarasota, Fla. Hot-shoe Danny Martin Jr. could win five or more United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N feature races in a row has long since passed, but the talented driver proved on Friday night at Toccoa Raceway that he still knows how to go and win with the best.

Martin seized the lead from K&N Filters polesitter Greg Smyre on the opening lap of Friday’s 20-lap Toccoa Tangle preliminary A-main and went on to wire the field for his 21st career trip to thr www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane and first since September of 2010 – despite being involved in a field-altering melee on lap 12 that took out nearly half the starting grid in turn three. The incident began when Danny Smith spun racing for second with Robbie Stillwaggon, and the track bottlenecked so quickly that drivers did not have time to react and ultimately were swept up in the aftermath.

When asked in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane how he managed to survive the crash, Martin was very upfront with his response. “I didn’t [make it through]. I ran over two cars and someone else hit me. I got out and checked everything and it all appeared to be okay. Then my car owner said, ‘Drive it like you stole it,’ so we went with it and here we are.”

“I was beginning to think Doug might lose faith in me – we bought four of these 360s and we hadn’t been able to win in one of them,” Martin added. “We’ve been killing them in the limited series but we just couldn’t pull off a 360 win – at least until tonight.”

Former URC Sprint Series champion Stillwaggon, out of Burlington, N.J., chased Martin the entire distance but ultimately had to settle for second at the twin checkers, with Bartlett, Tenn. native and defending series champion Terry Gray rounding out the podium in third. The Carolina Kid, Eric Riggins Jr., finished fourth and Denton, N.C. pilot Johnny Petrozellle completed the top five.

Indian Trail, N.C. veteran Jake McLain led the next group of drivers with a sixth-place effort, followed by Terry Witherspoon, from Jacksonville, Florida in seventh. K&N Filers polesitter Greg Smyre dropped back to eighth at the finish, with Cherryville, N.C. driver Johnny Bridges and Ripley Mississippi’s Jeff Willingham capping off the top ten at the finish.

2013 series champion Derek Hagar was scheduled to compete in the No. 23 entry owned by noted car owner Jeff McCall, but the machine broke the butterfly at the end of his heat race and relegated Hagar to the pit area for the main event.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the first Hoosier Tire Speed Dash of the season, with the six-car field set by last year’s USCS Southern Thunder points standings. Eric Riggins Jr. scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Terry Gray rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Gray was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, Danny Martin Jr. received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Terry Witherspoon passed the most cars in the A-main (eight) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Toccoa Tangle”; Toccoa Raceway; March 27, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Jeff Willingham, Terry Witherspoon.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Robbie Stillwaggon, Derek Hagar, Johnny Petrozelle, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Jeff Willingham, Jay Dunham, Joe Larkin, Bob Auld.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Greg Smyre, Jake McLain, Danny Smith, Danny Martin Jr., Nick Snyder, Brandon McLain, Terry Witherspoon, C.J. Miller.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Toccoa Tangle preliminary A-main: 20-laps

1. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 2. #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ 3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 5. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 6. #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 7. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 8. #21K – Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC 9. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 10. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 11. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 12. #4 – Danny Smith, Chilicothe, OH 13. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 14. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 15. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 16. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 17. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 18. #9 – C.J. Miller, Mooresville, NC 19. #23 – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #21K – Greg Smyre JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. (1st place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #59III – Johnny Petrozelle Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #67 – Jake McLain Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham

Photo credits: Chris Seelman

Story by: -- Jacob Seelman

Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer

RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor

Performance Motorsports Network, Radio Co-Host

National Speed Sport News, Staff Writer

United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

UPDATED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars nvades for HUGE 4th Annual “Toccoa Tangle”

at Toccoa Raceway on Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th

Atlanta, GA – March 25, 2015 - The 4th annual “Toccoa Tangle” is set for Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th at the historic Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Georgia. The huge two-day racing event at the freshly re-modeled unique 5/16 mile D-shaped northeast Georgia raceway is co-headlined by twoof the area’s most popular racing divisions, the 120 mile per hour United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the popular Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series

The two-night “Toccoa Tangle” features over 200 laps of main events in addition to qualifying races and is a true racer and fan smorgasbord of speed. In addition to the two headline divisions the event also features the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints and Fastrak Pro Late Models on both nights. Also on the action-packed weekend racing card are all of the Raceway’s weekly stock car racing divisions including the 602 Hobby, Modified Street, Monster Mini rules Stock Fours Beginner Fours and Rookie Fours..

Drivers from at least six states are entered for the fourth annual spring event at the historic Toccoa Raceway. Fans are sure to get their money’s worth with a full night of non-stop action both nights including a guarantee of plenty of thrills, chills and spills from the time the green flag flies for the USCS Outlaw sprint car dashes until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening EACH NIGHT.

Friday night’s racing card includes the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars contesting a full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dash featuring the top six cars from the previous main event plus qualifying heat races and main event. The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series racing format is exactly the same as the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars on each night. The Fastrak Pro Late Models will time trial and run a main event and the 602 Hobby and Stock Four/Monster Mini Stock rules four cylinder racers and Front Wheel Drive class will compete in a full racing program including qualifying heat races and have main events for each division on Friday

On Saturday night the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged Outlaw style sprint cars contest their Toccoa Tangle finale with another action-packed high speed program including the Hoosier Power Dash, qualifying heat races and a 30-lap Championship main event. The Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series invades on Saturday and will contest their entire racing program with $1500 on the line for the winner on Saturday night.

Also on the racing card on the final night of the Tangle will be the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints with another full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dash, qualifying heats and main event. The Fastrak Pro Late Models will contest another complete racing format on Saturday as do the 602 Hobby and the Stock Four division. On Saturday night, the Modiifed Street and Rookie Four classes get their chance to impress fans with their own door-to door racing action as well.

Pit gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 27th. The spectator gates open at 5pm and racing kicks off at 7:30pm. On Saturday, March 28th Gates open at 3:00pm with racing action starting at 6:00pm. The legendary Toccoa Raceway is located on US 17 South in Toccoa, GA (6452 South Big A Road, Toccoa, GA, 30577) phone Brad York 706-491-4493 or call the track at 770-402-7234. For more info on the track, Please visit www.toccoaraceway.com . Please, check out and like the Toccoa Raceway Facebook page. .

For more information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour or the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097. Please also check out and like the new USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) fan page on Facebook to win tickets and merchandise.

The Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series website is found at www.southeasternlatemodels.com.

Photo caption #10: Eleven-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray leads a strong contingent of winged Outlaw sprint car drivers into Toccoa Raceway for two big nights of racing in the Toccoa Tangle on Friday and Saturday, March 27th and 28th. (USCS file photo)

Media contact: Pete Walton 770-865-6097 or uscsracing@att.net Get ready race fans!

4th annual USCS Toccoa Tangle - Toccoa Raceway (Toccoa, GA)

Updated times and info

Racing Night @1

Friday, March 27th:- Racing @7:30 pm (Pits Open @4pm Stands @5 pm)

Drivers Meeting 6:15 pm Hot Laps 6:30pm

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters (winged sprint cars) Fastrak Pro Late Models...

Hobby 602 division

www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series (winged mini sprints)

Stock Fours

Front Wheel Drive

Racing Night #2

Saturday, March 28th - 6 pm (Pits Open @2 pm Stands @3 pm)

Drivers Meeting 4:00 pm Hot Laps 4:30 pm

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters (winged sprint cars)

Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series

Fastrak Pro Late Models

Hobby 602 division

www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series (winged mini sprints)

Modified Street

Stock Fours

Front Wheel Drive

Rookie Four

**3 Foot Toccoa Tangle Trophies in all divisions = Trophies in all divisions!!!

 

 

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars nvades for HUGE 4th Annual “Toccoa Tangle”

at Toccoa Raceway on Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th

Atlanta, GA – March 17, 2015 - The 4th annual “Toccoa Tangle” is set for Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th at the historic Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Georgia. The huge two-day racing event at the freshly re-modeled unique 5/16 mile D-shaped northeast Georgia raceway is co-headlined by twoof the area’s most popular racing divisions, the 120 mile per hour United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the popular Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series

The two-night “Toccoa Tangle” features over 200 laps of main events in addition to qualifying races and is a true racer and fan smorgasbord of speed. In addition to the two headline divisions the event also features the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints and Fastrak Pro Late Models on both nights. Also on the action-packed weekend racing card are all of the Raceway’s weekly stock car racing divisions including the 602 Hobby, Modified Street, Monster Mini rules Stock Fours Beginner Fours and Rookie Fours..

Drivers from at least six states are entered for the fourth annual spring event at the historic Toccoa Raceway. Fans are sure to get their money’s worth with a full night of non-stop action both nights including a guarantee of plenty of thrills, chills and spills from the time the green flag flies for the USCS Outlaw sprint car dashes until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening EACH NIGHT.

Friday night’s racing card includes the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars contesting a full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dash featuring the top six cars from the previous main event plus qualifying heat races and main event. The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series racing format is exactly the same as the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars on each night. The Fastrak Pro Late Models will time trial and run a main event and the 602 Hobby and Stock Four/Monster Mini Stock four cylinder racers will compete in a full racing program including qualifying heat races and have main events for each division on Friday

On Saturday night the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged Outlaw style sprint cars contest their Toccoa Tangle finale with another action-packed high speed program including the Hoosier Power Dash, qualifying heat races and a 30-lap Championship main event. The Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series invades on Saturday and will contest their entire racing program with $1500 on the line for the winner on Saturday night.

Also on the racing card on the final night of the Tangle will be the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints with another full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dash, qualifying heats and main event. The Fastrak Pro Late Models will contest another complete racing format on Saturday as do the 602 Hobby and the Stock Four Monster Mini division. On Saturday night, the Rookie Four and Beginner four cylinder classes get their chance to impress fans with their own door-to door racing action as well.

Pit gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 27th. The spectator gates open at 5pm and racing kicks off at 7:30pm. On Saturday, March 28th Gates open at 3:00pm with racing action starting at 6:00pm. The legendary Toccoa Raceway is located on US 17 South in Toccoa, GA (6452 South Big A Road, Toccoa, GA, 30577) phone Brad York 706-491-4493 or call the track at 770-402-7234. For more info on the track, Please visit www.toccoaraceway.com . Please, check out and like the Toccoa Raceway Facebook page. .

For more information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour or the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097. Please also check out and like the new USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) fan page on Facebook to win tickets and merchandise.

The Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series website is found at www.southeasternlatemodels.com. For information on the new Monster Mini Stock Association website is located at www.monstermsa.com or call Steve Massey - (864) 903-5267 or Scott Childress - (864) 346-3588

Photo caption #10: Eleven-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray leads a strong contingent of winged Outlaw sprint car drivers into Toccoa Raceway for two big nights of racing in the Toccoa Tangle on Friday and Saturday, March 27th and 28th. (USCS file photo)

 

 

Three-time World of Outlaws Champ and sprint car racing legend, Sammy Swindell tops entry list for USCS Magnolia Motor Speedway opener on March 6th and 7th

Atlanta, GA - February 27, 2015 – Three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion and sprint car racing legend Slammin’Sammy Swindell tops the entry list for the United Sprint Car Series 2015 season opener when the series invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the sprint car portion of the 7th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) to kick off its 2015 season on Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th. Although he lives just three hours away in Germantown, Tennessee, it will be his first ever appearance at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Swindell’s career and name is legendary. He has won almost every major event in open wheel dirt track racing for winged sprint cars. He has also earned three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series National championships and ranks second in career wins in World of Outlaws with 294 wins in the premier sprint car series.

Swindell has also claimed almost every major sprint car event, including the Knoxville Nationals, the Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, California, the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the Williams Grove National Open, the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, the Selinsgrove (Speedway) Open, the Western World Championships at Manzanita Speedway and the Syracuse Super Nationals on the 1 mile track at the Syracuse, NY Fairgrounds just to name a few.

He additionally picked up victories and set 1/2 mile dirt track World records at Bristol Motor Speedway when it was covered in dirt for World of Outlaws events in 2000 and 2001. His five Chili Bowl Nationals victories are the most for any driver at the famed indoor midget event held each January in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He recently finished third in the 2015 version of the event out of 320 entries.

Swindell, who was elected into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2006, has accumulated more than 600 feature victories and at least one win in every season since his career started four decades ago.

Swindell made the decision to “back down” from a full time coast-to-coast schedule of approximately 100 races per year in August of 2014. Although he competed in the 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals midget car race, this will be his first race back in a winged sprint car. To quote Sammy, says USCS Founder and President, Pete Walton, “I’m just really doing this for fun’ said Sammy.” According to Walton, “But, I don’t think by fun to Sammy it would be to run second”.

Sammy Swindell will not only be the most recognizable sprint car driver name causing him top the entry list, he will pilot the #01 car owned by capable car owner and crew chief Donnie Cooper from Jefferson City, Missouri. Cooper’s cars have twice won the famed Short Track Nationals held the last weekend of October at I-30 Speedway in Benton, Arkansas.

Swindell will not be short on competition for the check each night at “The MAG”. At least four drivers ranked in the top 25 or mentioned in the Top 40 drivers receiving votes in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Driver of the Year poll are also entered. Those include 2013 and 2014 Frostbuster Champion and 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas plus 2013 USCS National Champion and previous USCS Magnolia feature winner, Tim Crawley from Benton Arkansas. Also entered are the 2014 and 11-time USCS sprint car Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and his team-mate Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who was ranked in the poll and is the top ranked female sprint car driver in North America. Turpen was the 2014 USCS Road to Atlanta, Hoosier Asphalt Series titlist.

Sammy Swindell and these other top drivers plus additional entries from at least seven states are expected to compete on both nights in the USCS event that features a complete USCS sprint racing program each night for the winged sprint cars. Over $20,000 in prize money is posted with $1500 going to the winner on Friday night and $2500 posted for the feature winner in Saturday night’s 30-lap Frostbuster sprint car finale.

The event, at what is considered by many as the Mid South’s premier dirt oval racing facility, will award National Championship points and USCS Mid South Thunder regional series Championship points each night. The event also gives the drivers from the USCS Southern Thunder region a chance to use their finish at Magnolia to replace a USCS Southern Thunder regional event finish as a bonus for participating in this Mid South region event.

Race fans and the race teams will be treated to a full menu of early season speed contests with racing in eight of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2015 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars plus the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The racing action will feature over 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 250+ laps of Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30pm with a full racing program in seven divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. They will be joined by the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock, Factory Stock and Mini Stock divisions on Friday’s racing card.

The Magnolia Motor Speedway season-opener turns up the tempo on Saturday night with the addition of the 800 horsepower ground-pounding Super Late Models. The racing divisions featured in back-to-back nights in the cavalcade of racing include the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the mighty K&N Filters USCS Modified Series, Super Late Models (Saturday), Nesmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Models, plus the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway weekly racing series Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card will be the Mini Stock racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2015.

NASCAR veteran racer and frequent TV commentator, Ken Schrader is again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. The appearance by the Schrader will be a re-match of sorts as Schrader captured the win in last year’s event after besting a 40 car USCS Outlaw Modified field. It will only be Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track in an Outlaw Modified race car. So far in his previous two appearances he is undefeated. Schrader was the 2012 as well as the 2014 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified event Champion, Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) divisions.

Race fans may enter to win V.I.P. tickets/passes for a driver meet and greet and to not only have tickets to the races, but to have access to the Magnolia Motor Speedway V.I.P. suite during the races.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series or www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars open 2015 with two full nights of racing at Magnolia Motor Speedway on February 27th and 28th.

Atlanta, GA - February 06, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the series’ 19th anniversary season opener on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th during the 7th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) The event features a USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters two-night double with a complete racing program each night for the winged sprint cars. Over $20,000 in prize money is posted with $1500 going to the winner on Friday night and $2500 posted for the feature winner in Saturday night’s 30-lap Frostbuster sprint car finale.

The event, at one of the Mid South’s premier dirt oval racing facilities, will award National Championship points and USCS Mid South Thunder regional series Championship points each night. The event also gives the drivers from the USCS Southern Thunder region a chance to use the finish to replace a USCS Southern Thunder regional event finish as a bonus for participating in this Mid South region event.

Race fans and the race teams will be treated to a full menu of early season speed contests with racing in seven of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2015 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars plus the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The racing action will feature over 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 250+ laps of Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30pm with a full racing program in six divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The world's most powerful short track cars (Outlaw Sprint Cars) are expected to reach speeds exceeding 130 M.P.H. around “The Mag". Top winged sprint car drivers from at least 7 states are expected for the first 2015 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. They will be joined by the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and Mini Stock divisions on Friday’s racing card.

The Magnolia Motor Speedway season-opener turns up the tempo on Saturday night with the addition of the 800 horsepower ground-pounding Super Late Models. The racing divisions featured in back-to-back nights in the cavalcade of racing include the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the mighty K&N Filters USCS Modified Series, Super Late Models (Saturday), Nesmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Models, plus the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway weekly racing series Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card will be the Mini Stock racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2015.

Two NASCAR veteran racers and TV commentators, Ken Schrader and Fox Sports 1 and Fox TV commentator Kenny Wallace are both again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. The appearance by the two drivers will be a re-match of sorts as Schrader captured the win in last year’s event after besting a 40 car USCS Outlaw Modified field. Kenny Wallace finished behind him in the runner-up spot. It will only be Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track in an Outlaw Modified race car. So far in his previous two appearances he is undefeated. Schrader was the 2012 as well as the 2014 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified event Champion, It is only the second-ever appearance at Magnolia Motor Speedway for Kenny Wallace.

Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) divisions. Kenny Wallace holds the record for the most NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly known as the Nationwide Series and Busch Grand National series) starts with 543. He has also started 344 NASCAR Sprint Cup events and 13 Camping World Truck Series events for a total of 900 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series or www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

Magnolia's 7th annual USCS “Frost Buster 250” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota Speed Spectacular season-opener coming on February 27th and 28th

Atlanta, GA - February 01, 2014 - The United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) invades Magnolia Motor Speedway for the seventh year in a row for the track’s and sanctioning body’s season opener on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th for the 7th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) with a USCS winged Outlaw sprint car, USCS Outlaw Modified and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprint triple-header. The season-opener for both is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring two full nights of high speed action at one of the Mid-South's most popular venues.

Race fans and the race teams will be treated to a full menu of early season speed contests with racing in eight of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2015 season appearances of the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The racing action will feature over 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 250+ laps of Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30pm with a full racing program in six divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The world's most powerful short track cars (Outlaw Sprint Cars) are expected to reach speeds exceeding 130 M.P.H. around “The Mag". Top winged sprint car drivers from at least 7 states are expected for the first 2015 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. They will be joined by the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and Mini Stock divisions on Friday’s racing card.

The Magnolia Motor Speedway season-opener turns up the tempo on Saturday night with the addition of the 800 horsepower ground-pounding Super Late Models. The racing divisions featured in back-to-back nights in the cavalcade of racing include the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the mighty K&N Filters USCS Modified Series, Super Late Models (Saturday), Nesmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Models, plus the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway weekly racing series Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card will be the Mini Stock racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2015.

Two NASCAR veteran racers and TV commentators, Ken Schrader and Fox Sports 1 and Fox TV commentator Kenny Wallace are both again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. The appearance by the two drivers will be a re-match of sorts as Schrader captured the win in last year’s event after besting a 40 car USCS Outlaw Modified field. Kenny Wallace finished behind him in the runner-up spot. It will only be Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track in an Outlaw Modified race car. So far in his previous two appearances he is undefeated. Schrader was the 2012 as well as the 2014 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified event Champion, It is only the second-ever appearance at Magnolia Motor Speedway for Kenny Wallace.

Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) division. Kenny Wallace holds the record for the most NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly known as the Nationwide Series and Busch Grand National series) starts with 543. He has also started 344 NASCAR Sprint Cup events and 13 Camping World Truck Series events for a total of 900 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions.

The third USCS racing division on the action-packed racing card is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, which also race a complete format on both nights. Drivers for that division are expected from five states for their season opener. Local favorite Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi who was the 2011 and 2012 National Champion in the division and his team-mate Curt Schumacher also from Columbus head the entry list. Additionally last year’s winner and defending Champion Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama is expected.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series or www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS presented by K&N Filters Awards Banquet honors National Champ Terry Gray and top drivers

Atlanta, GA - January 29, 2015 – Just fewer than one hundred attendees watched as the “Bartlett Bullet” Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee was honored for his eleventh United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Championship this past Saturday at the 18th annual and the 2014 USCS Champions Awards Banquet in Roswell, Georgia. The veteran sprint car driver made two visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane as the series feature winner at 411 Motor Speedway on May 2nd and at Lavonia Speedway on July 17th. Gray didn’t lead the season in the win column, but, had over 30 finishes in the top five during the series 35 dirt and paved oval events. Gray also collected the Championship trophy and check for both the USCS Mid South Thunder regional and Southern Thunder regional series point’s battles.

Gray’s team-mate and the 2010 USCS Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, was the only female sprint car competitor near the top of the USCS standings. Turpen had a stellar season with a Championship in the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series with a win at Southern National Motorsports Park on April 26th and four top five finishes in the five-event pavement mini-series. Turpen, who grabbed her career fifth and sixth USCS career feature wins during the 2014 season additionally collected runner-up honors in the National title chase as well as the USCS Mid South and Southern regional series. She was also honored as one of only forty drivers who received multiple votes in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 sprint car driver of the Year 2014 poll.

The 2012 USCS National “Rookie of the Year” Jeff Willingham who hails from Ripley, Mississippi collected third place honors for his efforts in the final 214 USCS National standings. His finishes improved four positions from the 2013 season. Willingham also finished in fourth place in the tough USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series standings. He finished in sixth place in the final standings of the USCS Southern Thunder region.

Another Bartlett, Tennessee racer, Anthony Nicholson ran the entire Mid South Thunder Tour regional series of 20 races and enough USCS Southern Thunder Tour events to accumulate the fourth place honors for the National title chase. Nicholson visited the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane six times to accept feature winner honors during the 2014 season. He was the winner of the series season finale at Poplar Bluff Speedway on October 11, 2014.

Three time USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series Champion and 2013 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas rounded out the top five drivers in the series National point standings. Crawley also was tied with Nicholson for the series second most wins during the season with six feature wins. All six of his wins came in Mid-South regional series races. He ran all but three of the Mid South races and finished in sixth place in the final standings in the USCS Mid South Thunder regional series final standings.

Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida who finished in ___ place the 2013 National point standings, but, improved _positions to lead the next group of drivers in sixth place. Witherspoon also finished in fifth place in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series standings. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi followed Nicholson to the stage with a seventh place finish in the National standings. Willingham also collected awards for a seventh place finish in the USCS Mid South regional series and an eighth place finish in the final Southern Thunder region standings.

Three-time 2014 USCS feature winner Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was the 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year was recognized for a seventh place finish in the final USCS National sprint car standings. The nineteen-year old Riggins won on August 30th at Harris Speedway and visited the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane twice on back-to-back nights in September 29th and 20th at Senoia Raceway. Riggins who competed mostly in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series finished fourth in those point standings.

The 2014 USCS “Rookie of the Year” Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina showed promise for the future by finishing in eighth place in the National Championship point standings. The rookie driver also scored enough steady performances in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series to finish in the third place behind National Champion Gray and Morgan Turpen in the series, Brandon McLain also finished in third place behind Morgan Turpen and Terry Gray in the USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier asphalt 5 race pavement mini-series. His Father, Doug McLain, received recognition as 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year Crew Chief.

Greg Merritt from Nesbit, Mississippi, who focused his efforts primarily on the USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series, was honored for a ninth place finish in the final 2014 USCS National point standings. He additionally finished in the sixth position in the 2014 USCS Mid South Thunder standings.

Ronny Howard, who also calls Nesbit, Mississippi home, rounded out the top ten drivers in the final USCS National point standings. The second generation veteran USCS sprint car driver finished in seventh place in the talent laden USCS Mid South regional standings as well.

Additional USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series awards:

Eddie Gallagher who hails from Olive Branch, Mississippi finished in eighth place in the USCS Mid South region standings followed by 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Curt Terrell from Bartlett, Tennessee. The 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas led the United Sprint Car Series in feature winds in 2014. Hagar raced to 8 feature wins in eleven USCS starts during 2014 while competing frequently in the USCS Mid South region. That was good enough to round out the USCS Mid South 2014 regional series point standings in tenth place.

Additional USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series awards:

USCS Southern region regular, Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia finished in seventh place in the 2014 Southern Thunder standings followed by Florida Mini Sprints 2013 Champion, teenage sprint car rookie driver Nicholas Snyder from Marco Island, Florida in eighth place. Second year driver Jay Dunham from Grovetown, Georgia finished in ninth place in the Southern Thunder regional standings. USCS veteran racer, Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia rounded out the regional series’ top ten drivers

USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series awards:

National Championship runner-up Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee was the USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series Champion. Turpen won once at Southern National Motorsports Park. She set fast time twice in the five race paved track mini-series and had all top five finishes to claim the title. Turpen’s car/owner, team-mate and 2014 USCS National Champion, Terry Gray claimed the runner-up position in the pavement series just 19 points behind his team-mate. The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain collected third place honors in the series that ended its run at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend. Argos Indian’s Tom Patterson made his three weekend trips down South worth a fourth place finish in the series and Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina rounded out the top five in the standings.

Jay Dunham from Grovetown, Georgia led the next group of racers in sixth place in the standings followed by Bill Moore of Ulla, North Carolina in sixth place. Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who won the pavement opener at Anderson Motor Speedway and set fast time twice, before missing the finale, finished in eighth place in the standings. Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina followed Bridges in 9th place and USCS regular Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia rounded out the top ten drivers in the paved track standings.

One hundred and twenty-nine different drivers competed in the thirty-five 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filter’s events. Eleven different drivers won 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main events. Those included Derek Hagar, who led the series victory column with eight wins. Hagar was followed by Tim Crawley and Anthony Nicholson who tied with six feature wins each. Joe Aguilar from Tampa, Florida and Eric Riggins, Jr. were next with three feature wins. Johnny Bridges, Terry Gray and Morgan Turpen made two visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane each as well. Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina, 2000 USCS Rookie of the Year Michael Miller from Ocean Springs, Mississippi and 2010 USCS Mid South regional series Rookie of the Year, Jerod Roller from Hernando, Mississippi won one main event each during the 2014 season.

The eighteenth anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters kicked off on Saturday, March 1st at Magnolia Motor Speedway and concluded at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday, October 11th. For complete and archived results from these events please visit the series Official website at www.uscsracing.com .

The United Sprint Car Series thanks the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour supporting sponsors including: K&N Filters, Hoosier Racing Tire, and USCS victory lane sponsor www.RockAuto.com plus Arizona Sport Shirts, Bell Racing USA, Brown and Miller racing Solutions, Bulldog Rear Ends/DMI, DSR Fuel Systems, Engler Machine and Tool, JE Pistons, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Something Inked and Wilwood Engineering.

The 2015 (19th Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th. A full schedule of 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car events is available online at www.uscsracing.com . For series rules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

Final 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters

Final National point standings (30 dirt + 5 asphalt events)

Pos Car # Name Points

1 10 Terry Gray 4571

2 10M Morgan Turpen 4434

3 28 Jeff Willingham 3415

4 16 Anthony Nicholson 3260

5 88 Tim Crawley 2258

6 43 Terry Witherspoon 2045

7 47 Eric Riggins Jr. 1891

8 21b Brandon McLain 1843

9 12M Greg Merritt 1810

10 44 Ronny Howard 1539

11 9Jr Derek Hagar 1507

12 1 Eddie Gallagher 1384

13 116 Nicholas Snyder 1328

14 27 Curt Terrell 1291

15 33 Joe Larkin 1232

16 51 Jay Dunham 1231

17 83 Bob Auld 1163

18 26 Marshall Skinner 1158

19 3 A.G. Raines 1100

20 67 Brian Thomas 1096

21 13T Taylor Tidmore 1072

22 12 Dalton Davis 1043

23 5 Jerod Roller 1037

24 4m Michael Miller 1012

25 14z Zach Pringle 988

26 12C Collin Cabre 935

27 07 Johnny Bridges 917

28 42 Andy McElhannon 916

29 46 Kyle Amerson 914

30 13 Todd Fayard 846

31 23 Lance Moss 839

32 4 Danny Smith 738

33 32x Robert Richardson 724

34 31G Cody Gardner 678

35 0X Clint Weiss 650

36 14 Jordon Mallett 627

37 39 Brad Bowden 626

38 31 Justin Webb 607

39 3H Brandon Hanks 559

40 36 Tim Perry 550

41 15 Johnny Gilbertson 540

42 46 Jan Howard 506

43 59 Johnny Petrozelle 500

44 11 Jake Roach 492

45 25 Ray Bugg 485

46 12b Don Ryder 460

47 61 Cody Howard 438

48 21 Kevin Hinkle 428

49 14 Kyle Bellum 428

50 89 Robby Stillwaggon 428

51 29 Brandon Hahn 406

52 21 Aubrey Black 404

53 40 Howard Moore 404

54 94 Jeff Swindell 403

55 06 Bill Moore 402

56 4 Jason Troutman 402

57 12H Kent Wolters 398

58 1A Lee Moore 388

59 12 Kris Davis 386

60 22 Troy Betts 380

61 22 Shawn Murray 366

62 44c Brett McMillan 362

63 7d Dylan DeJournett 362

64 28h Matt Hope 356

65 99 Tanner Witherspoon 354

66 33 Mark Huddleston 350

67 10p Jim Perricone 346

68 8X Chris Williams 344

69 31G Johnny Gardner 332

70 2 Brandon Kilpatrick 326

71 01 Jerod Hull 294

72 67 Jake McLain 290

73 92 Matt Kurtz 283

74 01 Shane Morgan 276

75 42 Henry Gustavus 273

76 91 Ernie Ainsworth 268

77 17m Joey Moughan 264

78 12b Brad Franks 256

79 61 Don Smith 254

80 51 Joe B Miller 254

81 26 Lukas Smith 254

82 1 Freddie McCall Jr. 250

83 44s Wesley Shepherd 248

84 57 Zach Roach 248

85 22 Dustin Barks 242

86 17 Mike Pack 242

87 11 Brian Smith 234

88 23 Tim Sites 228

89 99 Blake Jenkins 218

90 4 Tommy Snellgrove 218

91 12T Joe Young 216

92 96 Samantha Sites 216

93 6 Brad Wickham 200

94 20w Greg Wilson 148

95 28F Davie Franek 146

96 25 Josh Weller 144

97 24 Danny Martin Jr. 142

98 99 Robby Standridge 142

99 75 Tyler Blank 142

100 01 Joey Montgomery 140

101 56 Randy West 140

102 9 Justin Sturch 138

103 17j Jonathan Swanson 136

104 19 Klint Angellette 136

105 5 Dave Thorman 134

106 72 Kevin Petty 134

107 16f Lance Hester 134

108 36 Kenny Laureno 132

109 3b Brad Greer 130

110 1j Nic Jenkins 128

111 55 Donny Howard 126

112 87 Greg Smyre 124

113 5s Sonny Stroud 122

114 17 Tony Wilson 122

115 28k Jason Keith 120

116 15 Jeremy Middleton 118

117 49 Shawn Dancer 118

118 44c Bubba Lofton 114

119 11b George Blaney 112

120 n2 Ray Stevison 108

121 91 Dale Howard 106

122 57 Jason New 104

123 2 Bryce Vowan 100

124 22 Kevin Kilpatrick 100

125 25 Mark Gant 100

126 38 Rick Pringle 100

127 14 Ryan Roy 100

128 11 Skylar Pipkin 100

129 5x Tyson Hall 100

USCS Mid-South Thunder points

As of October 18, 2014

Pos. Car# Driver Point

1 10 Terry Gray 2895

2 10M Morgan Turpen 2803

3 16 Anthony Nicholson 2737

4 28 Jeff Willingham 2527

5 88 Tim Crawley 2258

6 12M Greg Merritt 1810

7 44 Ronny Howard 1539

8 1 Eddie Gallagher 1384

9 27 Curt Terrell 1291

10 9Jr Derek Hagar 1229

11 26 Marshall Skinner 1158

12 3 A.G. Raines 1100

13 13T Taylor Tidmore 1072

14 12 Dalton Davis 1043

15 5 Jerod Roller 1037

16 14z Zach Pringle 988

17 42 Andy McElhannon 916

18 13 Todd Fayard 846

19 32x Robert Richardson 724

20 43 Terry Witherspoon 721

21 31G Cody Gardner 678

22 14 Jordon Mallett 627

23 39 Brad Bowden 626

24 31 Justin Webb 607

25 4 Danny Smith 594

26 4m Michael Miller 588

27 3H Brandon Hanks 559

28 46 Jan Howard 506

29 11 Jake Roach 492

30 12b Don Ryder 460

31 61 Cody Howard 438

32 21 Kevin Hinkle 428

33 14 Kyle Bellum 428

34 83 Bob Auld 411

35 29 Brandon Hahn 406

36 40 Howard Moore 404

37 94 Jeff Swindell 403

38 44c Brett McMillan 362

39 7d Dylan DeJournett 362

40 33 Mark Huddleston 350

41 25 Ray Bugg 350

42 10p Jim Perricone 346

43 8X Chris Williams 344

44 31G Johnny Gardner 332

45 2 Brandon Kilpatrick 326

46 47 Eric Riggins, Jr. 306

47 07 Johnny Bridges 302

48 99 Jerod Hull 294

49 21B Brandon McLain 289

50 15 Nicholas Snyder 278

51 1 Shane Morgan 276

52 21 Aubrey Black 274

53 42 Henry Gustavus 273

54 23 Lance Moss 269

55 91 Ernie Ainsworth 268

56 17m Joey Moughan 264

57 61 Don Smith 254

58 51 Joe B Miller 254

59 33 Joe Larkin 254

60 26 Lukas Smith 254

61 1 Freddie McCall 250

62 22 Shawn Murray 248

63 44s Wesley Shepherd 248

64 57 Zach Roach 248

65 17 Mike Pack 242

66 23 Tim Sites 228

67 22 Dustin Barks 226

68 99 Blake Jenkins 218

69 4 Tommy Snellgrove 218

70 12T Joe Young 216

71 96 Samantha Sites 216

72 20w Greg Wilson 148

73 67 Jake McLain 142

74 51 Jay Dunham 142

75 99 Robbie Standridge 142

76 75 Tyler Blank 142

77 01 Joey Montgomery 140

78 9 Justin Sturch 138

79 29 Kyle Amerson 138

80 36 Tim Perry 138

81 59 Johnny Petrozelle 136

82 19 Klint Angellette 136

83 72 Kevin Petty 134

84 16f Lance Hester 134

85 1A Lee Moore 134

86 3b Brad Greer 130

87 1j Nic Jenkins 128

88 55 Donny Howard 126

89 0X Clint Weiss 122

90 17 Tony Wilson 122

91 28k Jason Keith 120

92 15 Jeremy Middleton 118

93 44c Bubba Lofton 114

94 n2 Ray Stevison 108

95 91 Dale Howard 106

96 57 Jason New 104

97 2 Bryce Vowan 100

98 22 Kevin Kilpatrick 100

99 25 Mark Gant 100

100 38 Rick Pringle 100

101 14 Ryan Roy 100

102 11 Skylar Pipkin 100

103 5x Tyson Hall 100

USCS Southern Thunder Points

As of October 4, 2014

Pos. Car# Driver Point

1 10 Terry Gray 2184

2 10M Morgan Turpen 2116

3 21b Brandon McLain 1975

4 47 Eric Riggins Jr. 1891

5 43 Terry Witherspoon 1680

6 28 Jeff Willingham 1372

7 33 Joe Larkin 1352

8 116 Nicholas Snyder 1290

9 51 Jay Dunham 1231

10 67 Brian Thomas 1096

11 83 Bob Auld 1063

12 12C Collin Cabre 935

13 16 Anthony Nicholson 918

14 07 Johnny Bridges 917

15 23 Lance Moss 839

16 46 Kyle Amerson 814

17 36 Tim Perry 692

18 15 Johnny Gilbertson 660

19 4m Michael Miller 588

20 06 Bill Moore 535

21 0X Clint Weiss 528

22 12H Kent Wolters 520

23 12 Kris Davis 512

24 59 Johnny Petrozelle 500

25 4 Danny Smith 448

26 67 Jake McLain 441

27 89 Robby Stillwaggon 428

28 4 Jason Troutman 400

29 22 Troy Betts 380

30 22 Shawn Murray 366

31 28h Matt Hope 356

32 99 Tanner Witherspoon 354

33 9Jr Derek Hagar 300

34 92 Matt Kurtz 283

35 21 Aubrey Black 274

36 12M Greg Merritt 274

37 1A Lee Moore 264

38 12b Brad Franks 256

39 61 Don Smith 254

40 26 Lukas Smith 254

41 25 Ray Bugg 253

42 1 Freddie McCall Jr. 250

43 12b Don Ryder 236

44 11 Brian Smith 234

45 6 Brad Wickham 200

46 11 Joey Aguilar 160

47 100 Tom Paterson 148

48 28F Davie Franek 146

49 25 Josh Weller 144

50 24 Danny Martin Jr. 142

51 56 Randy West 140

52 87 Greg Smyre 136

53 17j Jonathan Swanson 136

54 5 Dave Thorman 134

55 36 Kenny Laureno 132

56 5s Sonny Stroud 122

57 49 Shawn Dancer 118

58 11b George Blaney 112

USCS Road to Atlanta Asphalt Thunder Points

2014 Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series Final Point Standings

Pos. Car# Driver Points

1 10M Morgan Turpen 773

2 10 Terry Gray 754

3 21b Brandon McLain 711

4 100 Tom Paterson 702

5 36 Tim Perry 692

6 51 Jay Dunham 673

7 6 Bill Moore 661

8 7 Johnny Bridges 605

9 67 Jake McLain 596

10 33 Joe Larkin 498

11 11 Joey Aguilar 469

12 28 Jeff Willingham 287

13 4 Jason Troutman 268

14 87 Greg Smyre 266

15 5 Dave Thorman 260

16 07x Doug Gould 256

17 100 Jim Payne 250

18 4m Michael Miller 146

19 15 Johnny Gilbertson 140

20 116 Nick Snyder 132

21 22 Tony Grams 132

22 12h Kent Wolters 130

23 12 Kris Davis 128

24 46 Jim Blenkarn 126

25 5s Sonny Stroud 122

 

 

USCS Sprint & 600 Sprint 2014 Awards Banquet at Andretti Indoor Karting on Saturday, Jan. 24th

Atlanta, GA – December 27, 2014 - The 2014 season awards banquet for both the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Championship and the K&N Filters USCS Mid South Thunder Tour, Southern Thunder Tour and “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt regional sprint car series awards will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:30pm at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games located in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, Georgia. Additionally recognized at the 2014 USCS National banquet for the Atlanta, Georgia based sanctioning body will be the top drivers in the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series National Championship and both the USCS 600 Mid South and the Southern Lightning regional series.

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games is a state of the art entertainment facility. "Everyone who attended the banquet at Andretti’s the three times we have been there had so much fun that we decided to return" said USCS President, Pete Walton. "The place is just first class and really great!" concluded Walton.

The facilities include racing decor including Mario and John Andretti racing memorabilia, etc. There will be, as in the past, competition on some of the fastest indoor karts anywhere plus food and fun. For those wishing to come early or stay late, there is sports bar and lounge for the evenings.

In addition to awards and door prizes being presented, the finalized 2015 schedules will be handed out and the 2015 Championship awards program will be discussed at the meeting.

The banquet is open to race teams and to the series race fans. The cost including Kart racing competition and the Luncheon is $30 per person. Advance tickets are available from USCS, you may purchase at the door for $35. It is required to RSVP to reserve seating and a slot in the Super Kart competition.

Please mail your check and requests for advance tickets to United Sprint Car Series, 175 Antebellum Way, Fayetteville, Georgia 30215. You may contact the USCS office with questions by calling either 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games is located at 11000 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell, GA 30076. For more info go to Andretti Karting and Games website at www.andrettikarting.com their phone number 770-992-5688.

 

 

Engler Machine and Tool injectors power top USCS drivers to 4 Championships and National prominence in 2014

Atlanta, GA - (December 06, 2014) - Engler Machine and Tool fuel injectors powered five of the top ten United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters sprint car drivers to the top echelon in the USCS National point standings during the 2014 season including eleven-time and 2014 USCS National Champion, Terry Gray. Additionally six different drivers used Engler fuel injectors to win twenty-one of the thirty five USCS sprint car main events or 60% of the time. The top five drivers in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series point standings also all used Engler fuel injection.

Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, who has 11 USCS National Championships in the past fourteen seasons of racing with the series, finished in the number one spot during the 2014 season in the National title chase and topped both of the USCS regional dirt series final standings. Additionally, Gray’s teammate, 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, who finished in the runner-up position in the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National point standings, also used Engler fuel injection to power her Wesmar power plants as well. Turpen also captured the championship of the 2014 USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series. She ranked in second place in the 2014 USCS presented by K&N Filters Mid South Thunder and Southern regional point standings as well.

Gray’s 2014 title run included two main event wins plus twenty-six top five and twenty-nine top ten finishes in thirty-five USCS starts. Twenty-one year-old female hot-shoe Morgan Turpen also had two feature wins this season to run her career total to six. She had an impressive twenty top five finishes in 2014. She also finished twenty-eight times in the top ten drivers at USCS events during 2014.

In addition to the efforts of Gray and Turpen, 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina used Engler fuel injection on his power plant to not only score a third place finish in the final point standings in both the USCS Southern Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters and the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series. McLain also finished eighth in the 2014 National point standings.

The 2013 USCS presented by K&N National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas 1ed the series in the win column during 2014 with eight wins, while his engines also used Engler fuel injection just like they did during his 2013 title run. On pavement, Joey “The Ace” Aguilar from Tampa, Florida won the final three events of the USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt series including the series finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Engler fuel injectors bolted onto the top of his power plant. Other winners using Engler injectors included Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who won at Harris Speedway and twice at Senoia Raceway. Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina won at Carolina Speedway and Anderson Motor Speedway and Lance Moss also from Cherryville, North Carolina won Lancaster Motor Speedway.

In addition to the 2014 National sprint car Champion, Terry Gray using Engler fuel injection for his 11th series title, the 2014 www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint Champion, Sean Hosey from Clarksville, Tennessee also used Engler Machine and Tool fuel injection to capture his second consecutive title in 2014.

Eleven -time USCS Champion Terry Gray stated, “I have been using Engler fuel injectors since the mid 1990’s. I was one of the first to switch to Engler injectors. Tim Engler and Engler Machine and Tool are simply the best out there in fuel injection technology for our type of racing.”

USCS series Founder and President, Pete Walton stated “Engler Machine and Tool is one of those companies that annually supports the USCS and has helped us to grow Much appreciation goes to Tim and his great company for all they do and have done to support the USCS and its race teams”.

Engler Machine and Tool offers a full line of fuel system products. For more information on Engler Machine and Tool products stop by and visit them in booth #3842 at the 2014 Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis from December 11th-13th .

Engler Machine and Tool Contact info: Engler Machine and Tool is located 1106 W 150 S, Princeton, IN 47670 USA. The official company website is www.englermachine.com PHONE: 1-812-386-6254 or FAX: 1-812-386-6268 Email: engler1973@frontier.com .

For additional info on the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) and its three racing series including the United Sprint Car Series, the K&N Filters USCS Modified Series and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series (winged mini sprints) please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Morgan Turpen claims 2014 USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series title

Atlanta, GA - November 24, 2014 - Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, who was the 2010 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Rookie of the Year, captured the championship in the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series. Turpen had one win at Southern National Motorsport Park on April 26th plus two 3rd place and two 4th place finishes on the way to the title. In addition to her visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Southern National, she also had a Hoosier Speed Dash win at Anderson Motor Speedway and set fast time at Southern National Motorsport Park on her way to the title with 773 Championship points.

Turpen had quite a year all the way around with two USCS feature wins including the one at Southern National Motorsport Park on pavement and a second win that came on dirt during the USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout at Cherokee Speedway on October 4th. She had a runner-up finish in the National point standings after she accumulated points from the two victories plus an impressive total of twenty top 5 finishes and twenty eight finishes in the top 10 in 35 starts. She additionally finished in the runner-up spot in both regional series behind her team-mate (Terry Gray).

Her team-mate and the 2014 USCS National sprint car Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee finished just out of reach in second place 19 points back with 754 points in the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hosier Asphalt Series. Gray had three second place and one third place finish, but, a DNF at Anderson Motor Speedway on July 26th probably ruined his shot at the title in the pavement series.

The 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour (National) Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina followed the talented veteran Tennessee duo in third place with 711 points. McLain had an impressive three top five and five top ten finishes in the five pavement series races. Tom Patterson from Argos, Indiana with 703 points was just behind McLain in fourth place in the title chase. Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina rounded out the top five in the standings with 692 points accumulated in the five race USCS mini-series.

Rookie Jay Dunham finished with 673 points in sixth place. Mount Ulla, North Carolina veteran sprint car racer Bill Moore finished in seventh place with 661 points. Past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina finished in eighth place in the standings with just 605 points. Before Bridges’ season was cut short after two motor failures he won the asphalt series opener at Anderson Motor Speedway on April 25th then had a pair of runner-up finishes plus a tenth place finish. Bridges did not get to compete in the August 29th Atlanta Motor Speedway series finale.

Another stellar performance came from another Indian Trail, North Carolina driver, Jake McLain, who missed the series opener at Anderson, then went on to score four top five finishes and tally 596 points to finish ninth in the standings. Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia also missed a race and finished with 498 points to round out the top ten in the standings.

Joey “The Ace” Aguilar from Tampa, Florida jumped in late and only competed in three events. Had the Florida driver started earlier it might have been a whole different story as he made a stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Anderson Motor Speedway on both nights during a two-night USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series weekend at the track on July 25th and 26th. He then led all 50 laps of the series August 29th finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway before an assembled crowd of approximately 30,000 spectators.

The United Sprint Car Series thanks the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour supporting sponsors including: K&N Filters, Hoosier Racing Tire, and USCS victory lane sponsor www.RockAuto.com plus Arizona Sport Shirts, Brown and Miller racing Solutions, Bulldog Rear Ends/DMI, DSR Fuel Systems, Engler Machine and Tool, JE Pistons, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Safety-Kleen, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Something Inked and Wilwood Engineering.

The 2015 (19th Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off on dirt at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th . A full schedule of 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car events will be available soon. For series rules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

FINAL 2014 USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series point standings.

Pos. Car# Driver Points

1 10M Morgan Turpen 773

2 10 Terry Gray 754

3 21b Brandon McLain 711

4 100 Tom Paterson 702

5 36 Tim Perry 692

6 51 Jay Dunham 673

7 6 Bill Moore 661

8 7 Johnny Bridges 605

9 67 Jake McLain 596

10 33 Joe Larkin 498

11 11 Joey Aguilar 469

12 28 Jeff Willingham 287

13 4 Jason Troutman 268

14 87 Greg Smyre 266

15 5 Dave Thorman 260

16 07x Doug Gould 256

17 100 Jim Payne 250

18 4m Michael Miller 146

19 15 Johnny Gilbertson 140

20 116 Nick Snyder 132

21 22 Tony Grams 132

22 12h Kent Wolters 130

23 12 Kris Davis 128

24 46 Jim Blenkarn 126

25 5s Sonny Stroud 122

The United Sprint Car Series thanks the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour supporting sponsors including: K&N Filters, Hoosier Racing Tire, and USCS victory lane sponsor www.RockAuto.com plus Arizona Sport Shirts, Brown and Miller racing Solutions, Bulldog Rear Ends/DMI, DSR Fuel Systems, Engler Machine and Tool, JE Pistons, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Safety-Kleen, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Something Inked and Wilwood Engineering.

The 2015 (19th Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th . A full schedule of 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car events will be available soon. For series rules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

DSR Fuel Systems power USCS drivers to 4 Championships and National prominence in 2014

Atlanta, GA - (November, 28, 2014) - Just as during the last fourteen racing seasons, Daryl Saucier’s DSR Fuel Systems helped power eleven-time United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Sprint Car Champion, Terry Gray to the top of the United Sprint Car Series point standings. Gray who has 11 series USCS National Championships in fourteen seasons racing with the series finished in the number one spot during the 2014 season in the National title chase and in topped both regional dirt series final standings. In addition, Gray’s teammate, 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who finished in the runner-up position in the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National point standings also used DSR Fuel Systems to feed her Wesmar power plants as well. Turpen was also the Champion of the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series and ranked in place second place in the 2014 USCS presented by K&N Filters Mid South Thunder and Southern regional point standings too.

Gray’s 2014 title run included two main event wins plus twenty-six top five and twenty-nine top ten finishes in thirty-five USCS starts. Twenty-one year-old female hot-shoe Morgan Turpen, who became only the second female driver to ever win in USCS sprint car competition with two wins in 2011 and backed that up with victories during both 2012 and 2013 seasons and two feature wins this season to run her career total to six. She had an impressive twenty top five finishes. She also finished twenty-eight times in the top ten drivers at USCS events,

2014 and 11-time USCS Champion Terry Gray stated, “I have been using DSR Fuel Systems technology since Daryl Saucier started DSR in the early 1990’s. I have won at least sixteen National Championships since then with DSR Fuel Systems fueling our race engines.”

At least ten other drivers that finished in the top fifteen in USCS national, regional and asphalt sprint series point standings used DSR Fuel Systems technology during the 2014 USCS racing season.

USCS Founder and President Pete Walton, stated that, “Daryl Saucier is one of the most knowledgeable people in fuel system technology in North America. Daryl has campaigned sprint cars and midgets himself on the National level. His knowledge is backed up by decades of personal hands on racing experience. Our race teams always tell me how helpful Daryl has been to them in getting top performance from their equipment. This is certainly true, especially with younger and less experienced race teams, who really need the help getting their fuel system on the right track” Walton continued.

DSR is one of those companies that annually supports the USCS and has helped us to grow in the previously sprint car racing void area of the country we compete in. Much thanks goes to Daryl and Cindy Saucier for all they do and have done to support the USCS and its race teams.” concluded Walton.

DSR Fuel Systems offers a full line of fuel pumps and fuel system products. DSR Fuel Systems is located at 3325 Salt Lake Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46214. The DSR Fuel Systems phone number is 317-490-3410. Their email address is DSR1ST@aol.com. A new DSR Fuel Systems website will be online very soon at www.dsrfuelsystems.com

For additional info on the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) and its three racing series the United Sprint Car Series, the K&N Filters USCS Modified Series and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series (winged mini sprints) please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Terry Gray claims 11th USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car National Championship

Atlanta, GA – November 22, 2014 – Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee captured his 11th United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Championship during the series’ eighteenth and 2014 racing season. The veteran sprint car driver made just two visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane as the series feature winner, but he used a record of perfect attendance and steady top five finishes including nine 2nd place and seven 3rd place tallies in his total of 26 top five finishes during thirty-five events to accumulate the most Championship points. Gray will collect top honors in all three dirt divisions of the USCS points system including two USCS regional dirt series (Mid South and Southern) as well. He finished in second place in the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Race Tire Asphalt Series.

Gray finished the National title chase with 4571 National Championship points followed by team-mate and USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Race Tire Asphalt Series Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who had 4434 points. Turpen also had quite a year with two USCS feature wins that included one at Southern National Motorsport Park on pavement in the USCS Road to Atlanta Series on April 26th. Her second win of the season came on dirt during the USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout at Cherokee Speedway on October 4th. Her runner-up finish in the standings came after she accumulated points from the two victories plus an impressive total of twenty top 5 finishes and twenty eight finishes in the top ten in 35 starts. She additionally finished in the runner-up spot in both regional series behind her team-mate (Terry Gray).

The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi improved his placement in the top ten driver standings in the series by moving up four positions in the final standings over his finish last season. Willingham who finished seventh in the 2013 standings, finished the 2014 season ranked third on the National standings with 3415 points. He will also collect fourth place honors in the USCS Mid South Thunder regional series and sixth place honors in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series during the January 24th USCS banquet in Atlanta

The 2008 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Rookie of the Year, Anthony Nicholson, also from Bartlett, Tennessee, finished in fourth place in the 2014 USCS National sprint car standings with 3260 points, but, the story doesn’t end there. Nicholson had a total of six stops at the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane to pick up the winner’s pay check. 2014 was a career-best USCS season in feature wins for Nicholson who’s previous season best was two wins. His season finale win at Poplar Bluff Speedway on October 18th was his 10th career USCS win. Nicholson, who ran a limited National schedule, and missed the first USCS Mid South Thunder regional series event at Magnolia Motor Speedway, also finished in third place in the Mid South regional series. Had Nicholson not missed that first event he most likely would have finished higher in both series standings.

The 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas accumulated enough points to finish fifth in the USCS National standings. Crawley started the season slowly, but reeled off a streak of six wins in eight races during July and August including five stops in a row for a photo opportunity in the www.rockauto.com USCS victory Lane. The other two finishes were both in 2nd place during that period. Crawley who was the 2013 USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series Champion, participated in fifteen of the nineteen USCS Mid South regional series events and his finishes were good enough to finish fifth in those regional standings as well in 2014.

Crawley was followed in the standings by Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida who accumulated enough points in the National standings to finish sixth with 2045 points in the USCS National point standings. Witherspoon, who mostly competed in the Southern Thunder region, also joined the field for several Mid South regional series weekends and finished in the fifth position in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour title chase.

Three-time 2014 USCS feature winner Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was the 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year finished in seventh place in the final USCS National sprint car standings with 1891 points. Riggins won on August 30th at Harris Speedway and then visited the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane twice on back-to-back nights in September when the nineteen year-old driver had a sweep of the 5th Annual Senoia Summer Nationals at Senoia Raceway.

The 2014 USCS “Rookie of the Year”, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina, who competed in the USCS Southern Thunder region and in all five USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Tire Asphalt Series events accumulated 1843 National points to finish eighth in those standings. McLain fared much better in the USCS Southern Thunder presented by K&N Filters regional series with a third place finish in the standings behind Terry Gray and Morgan Turpen. He also had a third place finish in the USCS pavement series final point standings.

Two Nesbit, Mississippi drivers, Greg Merritt with 1810 points and Ronny Howard with 1539 points rounded out the top ten drivers in the National point standings. Merritt competed primarily in the Mid South regional series as did Howard.

USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series:
Terry Gray topped the standings in the highly competitive USCS Mid South Thunder regional series that competes primarily in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The 2014 National Champion tallied 2895 points while edging out his team-mate, Morgan Turpen in second place with 2803 points. As previously mentioned, Anthony Nicholson claimed the third position in the Mid-South region behind Turpen with 2737 points and five feature wins in the regional series. Ripley, Mississippi’s Jeff Willingham followed Nicholson in fourth place with 2527 points. Six-time feature winner, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas, rounded out the top five by collecting 2258 points for his efforts in 15 of the 19 contested events. Greg Merritt from Nesbit, Mississippi finished sixth in the Mid-South standings with 1810 points. Veteran sprint car racer, Ronny Howard, also from Nesbit, Mississippi was seventh in the standings with 1539 points. He was followed by past United Sprint Car Series National Champion Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi in eighth place in the standings with 1384 points. The 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Curt Terrell from Bartlett, Tennessee finished with 1291 points to finish ninth in the regional series.

The 2013 and defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas ran a limited USCS schedule in 2014. Hagar won eight out of ten USCS events. He also won the USCS Sprint Car Speedweek 2014 title after winning the first three races. Hagar had 1229 regional series points and finished in tenth position in the USCS Mid South Thunder regional series.

Five different drivers won USCS Mid South presented by K&N regional series races during the 2014 season. Derek Hagar won six times. Tim Crawley also won six of the regional series events and Anthony Nicholson won five times. Terry Gray and Jerod Roller from Nesbit, Mississippi each won once in Mid South regional series competition. One hundred and three different drivers competed in USCS Mid South presented by K&N regional series 2014 events.

USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series:
2014 National Champ, Terry Gray also captured the Championship in the USCS Southern Thunder presented by K&N Filters regional series that contests its’ events primarily in Eastern Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Eastern Tennessee with a Championship total of 2184 points. The title was decided on the final weekend in that region. Gray’s team-mate, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee kept it close in that regional series battle and finished just 68 points behind Gray with 2116 points for the runner-up spot. The 2014 USCS sprint car Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, north Carolina finished behind the two veteran team-mates in third place with 1975 points. Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who won three 2014 main events in the region, but suffered through a streak of early season tough luck as well, finished 84 points behind McLain in fourth place with 1891 points. Veteran sprint car racer Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida followed Riggins with 1680 points in fifth place.

Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi competed in enough USCS Southern Thunder presented by K&N Filters to earn 1372 points and finish sixth in the final standings. USCS regular, Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia collected 1352 points to finish just behind Willingham in seventh place. Larkin was followed by rookie Nicholas Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who will compete for United Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year honors in 2015 with 1290 points in eighth place. Another rookie driver who was a veteran Late Model racer, Jay Dunham from Grovetown, Georgia followed in ninth place with 1231 points. Veteran sprint car driver, Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia rounded out the Southern regional series point standings with 1096 points.

Eight different drivers won 2014 USCS Southern Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters races. Eric Riggins, Jr. led the win column category in the regional series with three wins. Terry Gray, Derek Hagar and Anthony Nicholson each had two wins in the Southern region. Johnny Bridges and Lance Moss, both from Cherryville, North Carolina, Michael Miller from Ocean Springs, Mississippi and Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee also had one www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane visit each in 2014 in USCS Southern Thunder regional series competition. Fifty-eight different drivers entered USCS Southern Thunder regional series events during the 2014 season.

USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series:
The 2010 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee captured the championship in the five race USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series 2014. Turpen had one win, two third place and two fourth place finishes on the way to the title. She also had a Hoosier Speed Dash win and set fast time at Southern National Motorsport Park on April 26th in route to the title with 773 Championship points. Her team-mate and the 2014 USCS National sprint car Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee finished just out of reach in second place 19 points back with 754 points. Gray had three second place and one third place finish, but, a DNF at Anderson Motor Speedway on July 26th probably ruined his shot at the title.

The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina followed the talented Tennessee veteran duo in third place with 711 points. McLain had an impressive three top five and five top ten finishes in the five races. Tom Patterson from Argos, Indiana with 703 points was just behind McLain in fourth place in the title chase. Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina rounded out the top five in the standings with 692 points accumulated in the all paved track five race USCS mini-series.

Rookie Jay Dunham finished with 673 points in sixth place. Mount Ulla, North Carolina veteran sprint car racer Bill Moore finished in seventh place with 661 points. Past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina finished in eighth place in the standings with just 605 points. Before Bridges’ season was cut short after two motor failures he won the asphalt series opener at Anderson Motor Speedway on April 25th then had a pair of runner-up finishes plus a tenth place. Bridges did not get to compete in the August 29th Atlanta Motor Speedway series finale. Another stellar performance came from Jake McLain, who missed the series opener at Anderson, then went on to score four top five finishes and tally 596 points to finish ninth in the standings. Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia also missed a race and finished with 498 points to round out the top ten in the standings.

Joey “The Ace” Aguilar from Tampa, Florida jumped in late and only competed in three events. Had the Florida driver started earlier it might have been a whole different story as he made a stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Anderson Motor Speedway on both nights during a two-night USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series weekend at the track on July 25th and 26th. He then led all 50 laps of the series August 29th finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway before an assembled crowd of approximately 30,000 spectators.

In summary after 35 completed events: One hundred and twenty-nine different drivers competed in the thirty-five 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters events. Eleven different drivers won 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main events. Those included Derek Hagar, who led the series victory column with eight wins. Hagar was followed by Tim Crawley and Anthony Nicholson with six feature wins each. Eric Riggins, Jr. and pavement ace, Joey Aguilar from Tampa, Florida were next with three wins apiece. Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen and Cherryville, North Carolina’s Johnny Bridges made two visits each to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.

Three other drivers collected one feature win during the 2014 season. Those included: Jerod Roller from Hernando, Mississippi at Poplar Bluff Speedway on March 22nd, Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina at Lancaster Speedway on April 12th and Michael Miller on Sunday, September 1st at Toccoa Speedway.

The eighteenth anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters kicked off on Friday, March 1st at Magnolia Motor Speedway and concluded at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday, October 18th. For complete and archived results from these events please visit the series Official website at www.uscsracing.com .

The United Sprint Car Series thanks the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour supporting sponsors including: K&N Filters, Hoosier Racing Tire, and USCS victory lane sponsor www.RockAuto.com plus Arizona Sport Shirts, Brown and Miller racing Solutions, Bulldog Rear Ends/DMI, DSR Fuel Systems, Engler Machine and Tool, JE Pistons, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Safety-Kleen, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Something Inked and Wilwood Engineering.

The 2015 (19th Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th . A full schedule of 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car events will be available soon. For series rules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

Final 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National point standings (35 events)

Pos Car # Name Points
1 10 Terry Gray 4571
2 10M Morgan Turpen 4434
3 28 Jeff Willingham 3415
4 16 Anthony Nicholson 3260
5 88 Tim Crawley 2258
6 43 Terry Witherspoon 2045
7 47 Eric Riggins Jr. 1891
8 21b Brandon McLain 1843
9 12M Greg Merritt 1810
10 44 Ronny Howard 1539
11 9Jr Derek Hagar 1507
12 1 Eddie Gallagher 1384
13 116 Nicholas Snyder 1328
14 27 Curt Terrell 1291
15 33 Joe Larkin 1232
16 51 Jay Dunham 1231
17 83 Bob Auld 1163
18 26 Marshall Skinner 1158
19 3 A.G. Raines 1100
20 67 Brian Thomas 1096
21 13T Taylor Tidmore 1072
22 12 Dalton Davis 1043
23 5 Jerod Roller 1037
24 4m Michael Miller 1012
25 14z Zach Pringle 988
26 12C Collin Cabre 935
27 07 Johnny Bridges 917
28 42 Andy McElhannon 916
29 46 Kyle Amerson 914
30 13 Todd Fayard 846
31 23 Lance Moss 839
32 4 Danny Smith 738
33 32x Robert Richardson 724
34 31G Cody Gardner 678
35 0X Clint Weiss 650
36 14 Jordon Mallett 627
37 39 Brad Bowden 626
38 31 Justin Webb 607
39 3H Brandon Hanks 559
40 36 Tim Perry 550
41 15 Johnny Gilbertson 540
42 46 Jan Howard 506
43 59 Johnny Petrozelle 500
44 11 Jake Roach 492
45 25 Ray Bugg 485
46 12b Don Ryder 460
47 61 Cody Howard 438
48 21 Kevin Hinkle 428
49 14 Kyle Bellum 428
50 89 Robby Stillwaggon 428
51 29 Brandon Hahn 406
52 21 Aubrey Black 404
53 40 Howard Moore 404
54 94 Jeff Swindell 403
55 06 Bill Moore 402
56 4 Jason Troutman 402
57 12H Kent Wolters 398
58 1A Lee Moore 388
59 12 Kris Davis 386
60 22 Troy Betts 380
61 22 Shawn Murray 366
62 44c Brett McMillan 362
63 7d Dylan DeJournett 362
64 28h Matt Hope 356
65 99 Tanner Witherspoon 354
66 33 Mark Huddleston 350
67 10p Jim Perricone 346
68 8X Chris Williams 344
69 31G Johnny Gardner 332
70 2 Brandon Kilpatrick 326
71 01 Jerod Hull 294
72 67 Jake McLain 290
73 92 Matt Kurtz 283
74 01 Shane Morgan 276
75 42 Henry Gustavus 273
76 91 Ernie Ainsworth 268
77 17m Joey Moughan 264
78 12b Brad Franks 256
79 61 Don Smith 254
80 51 Joe B Miller 254
81 26 Lukas Smith 254
82 1 Freddie McCall Jr. 250
83 44s Wesley Shepherd 248
84 57 Zach Roach 248
85 22 Dustin Barks 242
86 17 Mike Pack 242
87 11 Brian Smith 234
88 23 Tim Sites 228
89 99 Blake Jenkins 218
90 4 Tommy Snell grove 218
91 12T Joe Young 216
92 96 Samantha Sites 216
93 6 Brad Wickham 200
94 20w Greg Wilson 148
95 28F Davie Franek 146
96 25 Josh Weller 144
97 24 Danny Martin Jr. 142
98 99 Robby Stand ridge 142
99 75 Tyler Blank 142
100 01 Joey Montgomery 140
101 56 Randy West 140
102 9 Justin Sturch 138
103 17j Jonathan Swanson 136
104 19 Klint Angellette 136
105 5 Dave Thorman 134
106 72 Kevin Petty 134
107 16f Lance Hester 134
108 36 Kenny Laureno 132
109 3b Brad Greer 130
110 1j Nic Jenkins 128
111 55 Donny Howard 126
112 87 Greg Smyre 124
113 5s Sonny Stroud 122
114 17 Tony Wilson 122
115 28k Jason Keith 120
116 15 Jeremy Middleton 118
117 49 Shawn Dancer 118
118 44c Bubba Lofton 114
119 11b George Blaney 112
120 n2 Ray Stevison 108
121 91 Dale Howard 106
122 57 Jason New 104
123 2 Bryce Vowan 100
124 22 Kevin Kilpatrick 100
125 25 Mark Gant 100
126 38 Rick Pringle 100
127 14 Ryan Roy 100
128 11 Skylar Pipkin 100
129 5x Tyson Hall 100

Final 2014 USCS MID SOUTH THUNDER Sprint Car Points
Pos. Car# Driver Point
1 10 Terry Gray 2895
2 10M Morgan Turpen 2803
3 16 Anthony Nicholson 2737
4 28 Jeff Willingham 2527
5 88 Tim Crawley 2258
6 12M Greg Merritt 1810
7 44 Ronny Howard 1539
8 1 Eddie Gallagher 1384
9 27 Curt Terrell 1291
10 9Jr Derek Hagar 1229
11 26 Marshall Skinner 1158
12 3 A.G. Raines 1100
13 13T Taylor Tidmore 1072
14 12 Dalton Davis 1043
15 5 Jerod Roller 1037
16 14z Zach Pringle 988
17 42 Andy McElhannon 916
18 13 Todd Fayard 846
19 32x Robert Richardson 724
20 43 Terry Witherspoon 721
21 31G Cody Gardner 678
22 14 Jordon Mallett 627
23 39 Brad Bowden 626
24 31 Justin Webb 607
25 4 Danny Smith 594
26 4m Michael Miller 588
27 3H Brandon Hanks 559
28 46 Jan Howard 506
29 11 Jake Roach 492
30 12b Don Ryder 460
31 61 Cody Howard 438
32 21 Kevin Hinkle 428
33 14 Kyle Bellum 428
34 83 Bob Auld 411
35 29 Brandon Hahn 406
36 40 Howard Moore 404
37 94 Jeff Swindell 403
38 44c Brett McMillan 362
39 7d Dylan DeJournett 362
40 33 Mark Huddleston 350
41 25 Ray Bugg 350
42 10p Jim Perricone 346
43 8X Chris Williams 344
44 31G Johnny Gardner 332
45 2 Brandon Kilpatrick 326
46 47 Eric Riggins, Jr. 306
47 07 Johnny Bridges 302
48 99 Jerod Hull 294
49 21B Brandon McLain 289
50 15 Nicholas Snyder 278
51 1 Shane Morgan 276
52 21 Aubrey Black 274
53 42 Henry Gustavus 273
54 23 Lance Moss 269
55 91 Ernie Ainsworth 268
56 17m Joey Moughan 264
57 61 Don Smith 254
58 51 Joe B Miller 254
59 33 Joe Larkin 254
60 26 Lukas Smith 254
61 1 Freddie McCall 250
62 22 Shawn Murray 248
63 44s Wesley Shephard 248
64 57 Zach Roach 248
65 17 Mike Pack 242
66 23 Tim Sites 228
67 22 Dustin Barks 226
68 99 Blake Jenkins 218
69 4 Tommy Snellgrove 218
70 12T Joe Young 216
71 96 Samantha Sites 216
72 20w Greg Wilson 148
73 67 Jake McLain 142
74 51 Jay Dunham 142
75 99 Robbie Standridge 142
76 75 Tyler Blank 142
77 01 Joey Montgomery 140
78 9 Justin Sturch 138
79 29 Kyle Amerson 138
80 36 Tim Perry 138
81 59 Johnny Petrozelle 136
82 19 Klint Angellette 136
83 72 Kevin Petty 134
84 16f Lance Hester 134
85 1A Lee Moore 134
86 3b Brad Greer 130
87 1j Nic Jenkins 128
88 55 Donny Howard 126
89 0X Clint Weiss 122
90 17 Tony Wilson 122
91 28k Jason Keith 120
92 15 Jeremy Middleton 118
93 44c Bubba Lofton 114
94 n2 Ray Stevison 108
95 91 Dale Howard 106
96 57 Jason New 104
97 2 Bryce Vowan 100
98 22 Kevin Kilpatrick 100
99 25 Mark Gant 100
100 38 Rick Pringle 100
101 14 Ryan Roy 100
102 11 Skylar Pipkin 100
103 5x Tyson Hall 100

Final 2014 USCS SOUTHERN THUNDER Sprint Car Points
Pos. Car# Driver Point
1 10 Terry Gray 2184
2 10M Morgan Turpen 2116
3 21b Brandon McLain 1975
4 47 Eric Riggins Jr. 1891
5 43 Terry Witherspoon 1680
6 28 Jeff Willingham 1372
7 33 Joe Larkin 1352
8 116 Nicholas Snyder 1290
9 51 Jay Dunham 1231
10 67 Brian Thomas 1096
11 83 Bob Auld 1063
12 12C Collin Cabre 935
13 16 Anthony Nicholson 918
14 07 Johnny Bridges 917
15 23 Lance Moss 839
16 46 Kyle Amerson 814
17 36 Tim Perry 692
18 15 Johnny Gilbertson 660
19 4m Michael Miller 588
20 06 Bill Moore 535
21 0X Clint Weiss 528
22 12H Kent Wolters 520
23 12 Kris Davis 512
24 59 Johnny Petrozelle 500
25 4 Danny Smith 448
26 67 Jake McLain 441
27 89 Robby Stillwaggon 428
28 4 Jason Troutman 400
29 22 Troy Betts 380
30 22 Shawn Murray 366
31 28h Matt Hope 356
32 99 Tanner Witherspoon 354
33 9Jr Derek Hagar 300
34 92 Matt Kurtz 283
35 21 Aubrey Black 274
36 12M Greg Merritt 274
37 1A Lee Moore 264
38 12b Brad Franks 256
39 61 Don Smith 254
40 26 Lukas Smith 254
41 25 Ray Bugg 253
42 1 Freddie McCall Jr. 250
43 12b Don Ryder 236
44 11 Brian Smith 234
45 6 Brad Wickham 200
46 11 Joey Aguilar 160
47 100 Tom Paterson 148
48 28F Davie Franek 146
49 25 Josh Weller 144
50 24 Danny Martin Jr. 142
51 56 Randy West 140
52 87 Greg Smyre 136
53 17j Jonathan Swanson 136
54 5 Dave Thorman 134
55 36 Kenny Laureno 132
56 5s Sonny Stroud 122
57 49 Shawn Dancer 118
58 11b George Blaney 112

Final 2014 USCS Road to Atlanta Points (5 races)
Pos. Car# Driver Points
1 10M Morgan Turpen 773
2 10 Terry Gray 754
3 21b Brandon McLain 711
4 100 Tom Paterson 702
5 36 Tim Perry 692
6 51 Jay Dunham 673
7 6 Bill Moore 661
8 7 Johnny Bridges 605
9 67 Jake McLain 596
10 33 Joe Larkin 498
11 11 Joey Aguilar 469
12 28 Jeff Willingham 287
13 4 Jason Troutman 268
14 87 Greg Smyre 266
15 5 Dave Thorman 260
16 07x Doug Gould 256
17 100 Jim Payne 250
18 4m Michael Miller 146
19 15 Johnny Gilbertson 140
20 116 Nick Snyder 132
21 22 Tony Grams 132
22 12h Kent Wolters 130
23 12 Kris Davis 128
24 46 Jim Blenkarn 126
25 5s Sonny Stroud 122

 

$50,100+ up for grabs in USCS Fall Nationals presented by K&N at Riverside International Speedway on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st

Atlanta, GA – October 21, 2014 – Over $51,000 is up for grabs when the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) invades legendary Riverside International Speedway on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st for its 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals at the ¼ mile gumbo clay oval track racing facility located just across the Mississippi river from Memphis, Tennessee in West Memphis. Arkansas. The huge two-day racing event serves as the 2014 season finale for the historic track.

The USCS Fall Nationals is headlined by the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour portion of the event includes the longest main event in the history of the USCS series for the winged sprint cars with the 51-lap K&N “Fabulous 51” that will pay $5100 to the winner plus contingencies with over $25,000 in posted prize money for the strong field of United Sprint Car Series competitors expected to invade Riverside International Speedway. The K&N “Fabulous 51” is also the longest sprint car event in distance in recent history at the legendary racing facility know for Thrills Chills and Spills for part of seven decades. the longest of the season for either the track or the series.

The USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car racing format on Friday, October 31st features a racing program that includes the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous main event followed by the sprint car qualifying heat races. The top eight qualified drivers in passing points earned during the qualifying races will then then compete for the top starting spots in the K&N Filters Pole Scramble event that will determine the line-up for the front four rows of Saturday night’s lengthy 51-lap USCS K&N “Fabulous 51” main event, On Saturday evening the USCS winged sprint cars will contest a series of B-Main/Last Chance races that will determine the final ten positions in the line-up for the 51-lap main event.

Joining the USCS winged sprint cars for the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) $50,100+ season finale will be the popular 600+horsepower K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds ($1000 to win plus Bonues each night) and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series for winged 600 mini sprints ($599 to win Friday and $1000 to win Saturday) with complete racing programs on both nights for both of those two USCS sanctioned series.

Additionally the Limited/Crate Late Models ($1500 to win) and Mid-South Street Stock Challenge ($1000 to win) divisions along with each of the USCS divisions will contest two nights of wide-open racing to complete the 65th anniversary racing season at the historic speedway.

For all updated event info and USCS rules please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097 or 770-460-7223. For directions or more information on Riverside International Speedway please visit: www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com

USCS Media contact: Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net or by phone at 770-865-6097

 

 

Anthony Nicholson races to his 6th USCS win of 2014 at Poplar Bluff Speedway

Poplar Bluff, MO – October 18, 2014 – Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee stormed from the K&N Filters Pole Position into the lead in turn one of the 30-lap United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters main event and never looked back during the sprint car portion of the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday night. This was Nicholson’s sixth trip of the season to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane. He bested a tough field of top gun veterans and young guns from five states for his 10th career win in the series in the event that awarded double points.

Four-time and recently crowned 2014 MOWA sprint champion, Jerod Hull from nearby Sikeston, Missouri chased Nicholson across the finish line after battling veteran Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio for the runner-up spot most of the distance. Danny Smith claimed the K&N Filters Podium Award for third place. Ten-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray, also from Bartlett, Tennessee finished in the fourth position followed by Kyle Bellm from Nixa, Missouri who completed the top five drivers.

Joey Montgomery from Fredericktown, Missouri led the next group of drivers to the checkers in sixth place. Another past USCS National Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Olive, Branch, Mississippi finished in the seventh position followed by the evening’s Hoosier Speed Dash winner, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee in eighth place. Farmington, Missouri’s Kevin Petty raced to the stripe in ninth place and 2013 USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series “Rookie of the Year”, Taylor Tidmore from Hernando, Mississippi rounded out the top ten drivers.

Morgan Turpen won the 6 cars, 6 laps Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Danny Smith won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Anthony Nicholson also won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. After the first heat race winner (Danny Smith ) drew a zero in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing, Nicholson who was the high passing point’s leader after the qualifying heats, was awarded the K&N Filters Pole Position. Curt Terrell advanced the most positions in the main event to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The next USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car event will be the two-day 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals series at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, October 31st and November 1st. The event includes the 51-lap “Fabulous 51” main event for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars that pays $5100 to the winner plus bonuses and contingencies.

For rules, updated schedules and other info on the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour 2014 and 18th annual National tour please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour results at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday, October, 18, 2014:

Hoosier Speed Dash Race Results: #10M Morgan Turpen, #16 Anthony Nicholson, #10 Terry Gray, #27 Curt Terrell, #28 Jeff Willingham and #44 Ronny Howard.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat #1 Race Results: #4 Danny Smith, 399 Jerod Hull, #32b Taylor Tidmore, 1 Eddie Gallagher, 14k Kyle Bellm, #10m Morgan Turpen, #7d Dylan DeJournett, #17 Mike Pack, 327 Curt Terrell and 44s Greg Merritt.

Butlerbuilt Heat #2 Race Results: #16 Anthony Nicholson, #01 Joey Montgomery, #10 Terry Grey, #28k Jason Keith, #72 Kevin Petty, #55 Donny Howard, #44 Ronny Howard, #28 Jeff Willingham, and Bubba Lofton, (DNS).

USCS presented by K&N Filters Feature Race Results (30-laps) Poplar Bluff Speedway - Poplar Bluff, MO

01. #16 Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN

02. #99 Jerod Hull, Sikeston, MO

03. #4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH

04. #10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

05. #14k Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO

06. #01 Joey Montgomery, Fredericktown, MO

07. #1 Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS

08. #10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

09. #72 Kevin Petty, Farmington, MO

10. #32b Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS

11. #27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN

12. #44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

13. #55 Donny Howard, Hernando, MS

14. #28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

15. #44s Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS

16. #28k Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO

17. #7d Dylan DeJournett, Essex, MO

18. #17 Mike Pack, Batesville, AR

19. #44c Bubba Lofton, Cordova, TN

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #4 Danny Smith Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #16 Anthony Nicholson K&N Filters Pole Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #4 Danny Smith (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #4 Danny Smith Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #27 Curt Terrell Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #14k Kyle Bellm Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #01 Joey Montgomery Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #1 Eddie Gallagher DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #32b Taylor Tidmore

PBS Top 305 powered car BONUS: #55 Donny Howard

Long Distance Tow Award: (tie) #4 Danny Smith and Pete Walton

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

Photo caption: #16: Anthony Nicholson visited the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at Poplar Bluff Speedway for his sixth USCS win of the 2014 season on Saturday night. (Blake Hagan photo) www.uscsracing.com

 

 

 

$25,000+ up for grabs in USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals presented by K&N at Riverside Speedway on October 31st and November 1st

Atlanta, GA – October 16, 2014 – Nearly $25,000 is up for grabs when the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters invades historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Friday October 31st and Saturday, November 1st including a $5100 winner’s share for the first driver to reach the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the 51-lap K&N “Fabulous 51” A-Main finale. The two-day racing event serves as the 2014 season finale for the historic ¼ mile track and is the 33rd event of the 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour.

The USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car racing format on Friday night features a racing program that includes the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous main event followed by the sprint car qualifying heat races. The top eight qualified drivers then compete for the top starting spots in the K&N Filters Pole Scramble event that will determine the line-up for the front four rows of Saturday night’s lengthy 51-lap USCS K&N “Fabulous 51” main event, the longest of the season for either the track or the series.

On Saturday evening the USCS winged sprint cars will contest a series of B-Main/Last Chance races that determine the final line-up for the 51-lap main event. Joining the winged sprint cars for the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) $50,100+ season finale will be the popular 600+horsepower K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds.

The schedule also includes the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series for winged 600 mini sprints. Additionally the Limited/Crate Late Models and Mid-South Street Stock Challenge divisions along with each of the USCS divisions will contest two nights of wide-open racing to complete the series’ 2014 visits to the historic speedway during their 65th anniversary season.

A list of early pre-entries will be posted during next week.

For all updated event info and USCS rules please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097 or 770-460-7223. For more info on Riverside International Speedway please visit: www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com

USCS Media contact: Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net or by phone at 770-865-6097

 

 

Poplar Bluff Speedway’s Cotton Boll Cup is now 100% on GO for this weekend - Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 16th, 17th and 18th.

Poplar Bluff, MO - October 14, 2014 - After weekend rains ended today in the Poplar Bluff, Missouri area, the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup event at Poplar Bluff Speedway featuring seven of the area’s most popular racing divisions is 100% set to happen as planned this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday (October 16th through 18th).

Due to a full weekend of heavy rain last weekend, the entire event that was orinally scheduled for October 9th, 10th and 11th was postponed and re-scheduled. There will be an open practice at the track from 7pm until 10pm on Thursday, October 16th followed by two days of action packed racing action.

The event features the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series as headliners. The event doubles as the Poplar Bluff Speedway 2014 season finale and is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring two full nights of high speed action at one of the area’s most popular racing venues. Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of late season Championship speed contests with racing in seven of the area's most popular divisions with over $60,000 up for grabs.

The event includes the final 2014 season appearances of the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters for winged sprint cars at Poplar Bluff Speedway. It will be the 10th event of the season and third and final visit to the Missouri oval for the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series. The racing action features nearly 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 200+ laps of Cotton Boll Cup Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night (10/17) at 7:30 pm with pole qualifying races in six divisions including the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model rules type Crate Late Models, Super Street/Hobby, Street Stock, E-MODS and Mini Stock divisions.

The 2014 version of the Cotton Boll Cup event turns up the tempo on Saturday night (10/18) at 6:30 pm with the addition of the 700+ horsepower, 1300 pound Outlaw style sprint cars of the United Sprint Car Series that are expected to reach speeds exceeding 120 M.P.H. around the area’s fastest 3/8 mile high banked oval. Additionally, all six divisions that contested their qualifying races on Friday night will do battle for their share of the prize money posted in the $60,000 Cotton Boll Cup Championship Finals on Saturday night.

The USCS sprint cars, K&N Filters Outlaw Modifieds and Crate Late Models are each racing for $2000 to win on Saturday night. In addition for the USCS sprint car drivers they will be racing for double USCS Mid South Thunder presented by K&N Filters regional series points. The Super Street/Hobby class is battling for $1200 to win and the Street Stock and E-MOD divisions are both competing for a $1000 payday in the Cotton Boll Cup Finals on Saturday. The Mini Stock racers hope to collect a posted $500 winner’s share in that division.

There is an open practice for all divisions on Thursday, October 16th from 7pm until 9pm. Gates open at 5pm on Thursday night. Thursday Pit Admission is $10. Gates open in the competitor pit area at 4pm on Friday and in the spectator grandstand at 5pm. The Grandstand Admission on Friday is as follows: Adult $15 Kids 6-12 $5 Kids 5 & Under Free.

On Saturday the competitor pit area opens at 2:00 pm with the spectator grandstands opening at 4:00 pm. The Grandstand Admission on Saturday is as follows: Adults $20 Kids 6-12 $5 Kids 5 & Under Free. (Pit Area Admission on Friday is $25 and on Saturday is $30).

Poplar Bluff Speedway is located just 2 miles West of US 60 Highway on Business 60 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.For more info and for directions to Poplar Bluff Speedway please visit www.poplarbluffspeedway.net or contact Poplar Bluff Speedway Vernon Barker 573-718-9658 or Butch Knuckles 573-718-6307 Poplar Bluff speedway is also on Facebook. For info on the United Sprint Car Series and/or the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Sprints headline Cotton Boll Cup 2014 @Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday (10/18)

Poplar Bluff, MO – October 13, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters fires back into action this coming Saturday night October 18th as headliners of the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff Missouri. The USCS sprint car portion of the event will pay $2000 to win and it is possible for one driver to win $2100 by winning the Hoosier Speed Dash and A-feature. The event awards National Championship and USCS Mid South regional series points and pays $350 to last place in the sprint A-Main.

The USCS sprint car drivers and teams will also have a pre-event practice opportunity at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Friday evening during pole-qualifying rounds for the other six divisions. Friday evening’s “Pole Night” racing format is scheduled to make time available for the sprint car drivers to have three times on the track during the night’s action.

This is only the second time in the 14 year history of the Cotton Boll Cup (formerly at Malden Speedway) that sprint car racing has been part of the event. USCS winged sprint car driver entries are expected from at least five states for this weekend’s Poplar Bluff Speedway event. The USCS sprint cars will contest their complete program during Saturday's portion of the three-day event that starts on Thursday evening with an open practice for all divisions.

On Friday night the K&N Filters Outlaw Modified drivers contest their qualifying races as do the Crate Late Models, Super Street/Hobby, Pure Street, E-MODS and Mini Stock divisions. Lots of side by side racing in all seven divisions including the USCS presented by K&N winged sprint cars, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Crate Late Models, Super Street/Hobby Stock, Street Stock, E-MOD and Mini Stock classes is promised both nights. In total there are 200 laps of Championship main events with over $50,000 up for grabs.

14th Annual “Cotton Bowl Cup” at Poplar Bluff Speedway (2014) POPLAR BLUFF Speedway - Poplar Bluff, Missouri (3/8 mile clay oval)

Thursday, October Friday – October 17th Pits Open 4:00 pm

Friday (Drivers meeting 6:30 pm) Racing 7:30 pm Saturday – October 12th: Pits Open 3:00 pm - Drivers Meeting 5:00 pm - Racing 6:00 pm.

Thursday – October 16th 7pm until 10pm: open practice for all divisions.

Friday October 17th Night Racing: Practice for USCS Sprint Cars and Pole Qualifying Night for the K&N USCS Modifieds, Crate Late Models, Hobby, Street, Mini Stock and E-Mods.

Saturday Night Racing: Full racing program for USCS sprint cars that includes Dashes, Heat races, B-Mains & A-Main plus finales in all 6 classes that qualified on Friday.

Hoosier sprint car racing tires and methanol will be available at the speedway both nights.

For more info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N USCS Modifieds and USCS mini sprints please visit

www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For more USCS information, rules and updated schedules for the United Sprint Car Series, USCS Modifieds and USCS 600 Sprints visit www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Poplar Bluff Speedway’s 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup (season finale) is RESCHEDULED for Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th

Poplar Bluff, MO - October 8, 2014 – Due to a full weekend of heavy rain in the forecast the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup event at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri scheduled for this coming weekend has been RESCHEDULED for the following weekend on Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th. There will be an open practice at the track from 7pm until 10pm on Thursday, October 16th.

The action-packed event features the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series as headliners of the 14th Annual Cotton Boll Cup. The event doubles as the Poplar Bluff Speedway 2014 season finale and is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring two full nights of high speed action at one of the area’s most popular racing venues. Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of late season Championship speed contests with racing in seven of the area's most popular divisions with over $60,000 up for grabs.

The event includes the final 2014 season appearances of the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters for winged sprint cars at Poplar Bluff Speedway. It will be the 10th event of the season and third and final visit to the Missouri oval for the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series this year. The racing action features nearly 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 200+ laps of Cotton Boll Cup Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night (10/17) at 7:30 pm with pole qualifying races in six divisions including the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model rules type Crate Late Models, Super Street/Hobby, Street Stock, E-MODS and Mini Stock divisions.

The 2014 version of the Cotton Boll Cup event turns up the tempo on Saturday night (10/18) at 6:30 pm with the addition of the 700+ horsepower, 1300 pound Outlaw style sprint cars of the United Sprint Car Series that are expected to reach speeds exceeding 120 M.P.H. around the area’s fastest 3/8 mile high banked oval. Additionally, all six divisions that contested their qualifying races on Friday night will do battle for their share of the prize money posted in the $60,000 Cotton Boll Cup Championship Finals on Saturday night.

The USCS sprint cars, K&N Filters Outlaw Modifieds and Crate Late Models are each racing for $2000 to win on Saturday night. In addition for the USCS sprint car drivers they will be racing for double USCS Mid South Thunder presented by K&N Filters regional series points. The Super Street/Hobby class is battling for $1200 to win and the Street Stock and E-MOD divisions are both competing for a $1000 payday in the Cotton Boll Cup Finals on Saturday. The Mini Stock racers hope to collect a posted $500 winner’s share in that division.

There is an open practice for all divisions on Thursday, October 16th from 7pm until 9pm. Gates open at 5pm on Thursday night. Thursday Admission is $10. Gates open in the competitor pit area at 4pm on Friday and in the spectator grandstand at 5pm. The Grandstand Admission on Friday is as follows: Adult $15 Kids 6-12 $5 Kids 5 & Under Free.

On Saturday the competitor pit area opens at 2:00 pm with the spectator grandstands opening at 4:00 pm. The Grandstand Admission on Saturday is as follows: Adults $20 Kids 6-12 $5 Kids 5 & Under Free. (Pit Area Admission on Friday is $25 and on Saturday is $30).

Poplar Bluff Speedway is located just 2 miles West of US 60 Highway on Business 60 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.For more info and for directions to Poplar Bluff Speedway please visit www.poplarbluffspeedway.net or contact Poplar Bluff Speedway Vernon Barker 573-718-9658 or Butch Knuckles 573-718-6307 Poplar Bluff speedway is also on Facebook. For info on the United Sprint Car Series and/or the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

 

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Morgan Turpen was not going to be denied during Saturday night’s United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N and URC Rislone Sprint Series North/South Shootout at Cherokee Speedway.

Turpen, from Cordova, Tennessee, took the lead from 2012 URC champion Robbie Stillwaggon for the final time on lap 20 of the 30-lap North/South Shootout finale A-main Saturday and weathered four late-race cautions and subsequent restarts to bolt away to the biggest victory of her career in a race that was ultimately a war of attrition at Cherokee.

The win was Turpen’s sixth career USCS feature triumph and her second of the season, as well as her first-career URC victory.

“Wow,” a shocked Turpen said with a smile in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I didn’t expect to be standing here tonight. I honestly hadn’t planned on racing, but about five o’ clock this afternoon I decided I needed to get my game face on and go out here and compete, and as that race wore on, we just kept getting better while he kept getting worse. We needed this bad, the team did, and I did too. I’m so proud and so thankful for this effort tonight.”

Turpen and Stillwaggon exchanged the lead five times between each other, at lap one (Turpen), two (Stillwaggon), seventeen (Turpen), nineteen (Stillwaggon) and twenty (Turpen).

The race was slowed by caution a total of six times; at lap 8 when defending event champion Eric Riggins Jr. caught fire coming off of turn four, at lap 9 when Bill Moore flipped going into turn two, at lap 20 when Brian Smith spun in turn 2, at lap 22 for a melee in turn four involving Jonathan Swanson, Brandon McLain and Terry Witherspoon, at lap 25 when Swanson slowed down the backstretch and at lap 26 when both Stillwaggon and Brian Thomas slowed to a stop on the frontstretch with suspected fuel issues after the rash of cautions throughout the event.

Behind Turpen, K&N Filters polesitter Lance Moss, from Cherryville, North Carolina rallied late to post a second-place result and Wontage, New Jersey driver Davie “No Panic” Franek completed the podium in third, officially clinching the 2014 URC championship in the process. Mertztown, Pennsylvania’s Josh Weller finished behind Franek in fourth and ten-time USCS champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee rounded out the top five.

Boyertown, Pennsylvania’s Randy West led the next group of drivers home in sixth and 15-year-old Nick Snyder, from Marco Island, Florida finished seventh. Yardville, New Jersey pilot Jonathan Swanson was the final car running in eighth, and Pendergrass, Georgia’s Brian Thomas was scored ninth after his late-race issues. Stillwaggon, from Burlington, New Jersey completed the top ten at the finish.

Brandon McLain kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning his first career Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Morgan Turpen scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Robbie Stillwaggon rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Lance Moss was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Brian Thomas passed the most cars in the A-main (seven) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule on Saturday, October 11 with the Cotton Boll Cup at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS vs. URC “North/South Sprint Car Shootout”; Cherokee Speedway; October 4, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Brandon McLain, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Nick Snyder, Terry Witherspoon, Morgan Turpen (DNS).

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Morgan Turpen, Brandon McLain, Lance Moss, Brian Smith, Jonathan Swanson, Nick Snyder, Brad Wickham, Joe Larkin, Troy Betts.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Robbie Stillwaggon, Eric Riggins Jr., Davie Franek, Randy West, Josh Weller, Terry Gray, Terry Witherspoon, Brian Thomas.

USCS Sprint Car Series vs. URC Rislone Sprint Series North/South Shootout A-main: 30-laps

1. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 2. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 3. #28F – Davie Franek, Wontage, NJ 4. #25 – Josh Weller, Mertztown, PA 5. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 6. #56 – Randy West, Boyertown, PA 7. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 8. #17J – Jonathan Swanson, Yardville, NJ 9. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 10. #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ 11. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 12. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 13. #11 – Brian Smith, Mooresville, NC 14. #87 – Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC 15. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 16. #06 – Bill Moore, Mt. Ulla, NC 17. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 18. #22 – Troy Betts, Newark, DE 19. #6W – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #21B – Brandon McLain Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon K&N Filters Pole Award: #23 – Lance Moss JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #25 – Josh Weller (4th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #28F – Davie Franek Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #67 – Brian Thomas Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10 – Terry Gray Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #56 – Randy West Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #116 – Nick Snyder DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

USCS/URC: North-South Shootout on Tap for East Coast 360 Sprint Cars; Analyzing the Favorites

October 01, 2014 Jacob Seelman

GASTONIA, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman  Fall is in the air; it’s the time of year when leaves start changing, temperatures start cooling off and sprint cars start roaring to life from up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

Yes, the North/South Sprint Car Shootout is back for the second straight year and that means 30+ ground-pounding, fire-breathing, methanol-burning winged warriors will take to the clay on Friday and Saturday night this weekend (October 3rd and 4th) for two action-packed 360 sprint car races at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. The www.rockauto.com USCS 600cc mini-sprints will also be on the racing card, with feature racing both nights.

But as much as it’s about the what, where and when, it’s also about the excitement — so let’s cut to the chase.

When the stars of the Atlanta, Georgia-based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) filtercharged by K&N come together to do battle with the warriors of the rival Dover, Delaware-based United Racing Company (URC) Rislone Sprint Series, anything can and probably will happen.

The challenge event has turned into an annual affair this year after having a hugely successful showing in 2013 but it’s not the first time the two series have come together in their storied history.

Eight-time URC champion Curt Michael swept the series’ inaugural combined showings in 2006, winning North/South Shootout events in July of that year at Riverside (S.C.) Speedway and I-20 (S.C.) Speedway.

In total, six prior events have been contested under combined USCS/URC sanction, the two South Carolina events in 2006, the 2013 North/South Shootout at Carolina and Cherokee and the 2014 Spring Showdown at Carolina and Lancaster (S.C.) Speedways. Curt Michael and defending North/South Shootout champion Eric Riggins Jr. each lead the pack with two wins apiece, while Johnny Bridges and Lance Moss split the Showdown wins in the spring between them to become the third and fourth different winners in the challenge-style events.

That’s the history, but who are the favorites? Here’s a list of five drivers to watch out for on Friday and Saturday night.

5. Morgan Turpen (USCS)

Morgan Turpen may be the queen of the USCS, but she’d like to be queen of the Carolinas again as well. The likable 21-year-old, who likes to be known as a sprint car racer who happens to be female rather than a female sprint car driver, has not won at Carolina Speedway since her sophomore season in 2011, when she won what was then called the Carolina Thunder Nationals in the fall.

Turpen has not won on the dirt in 2014, and that may make her even more dangerous come Friday night’s opening night of the Shootout — she’s going to be motivated to get it done. A five-time winner in USCS competition, Turpen will be looking for career win number six this weekend; she finished fifth (Carolina) and fourteenth (Cherokee) in last year’s North/South Shootout.

4. Josh Weller (URC)

Josh Weller has been a man on a mission lately, and he’s a man with a score to settle in the Carolina region.

Weller finished second (Carolina) and fourth (Cherokee) in last year’s two events — the best average finish of any driver not named Riggins. Weller picked up his first URC victory of 2014 in late August at the Delaware International Speedway — his first victory in almost a full year. The Mertztown, Pennsylvania native is primed for a hot finish to the season after an uncharacteristically slow start to the year. A victory in one or both of this weekend’s challenge events might be just the cure that the doctor ordered.

Oh, by the way? Weller is driving the Eldreth Construction entry that 2013 URC champion J.J. Grasso scored back-to-back third place finishes in at the Shootout last fall.

Keep an eye on the No. 25.

3. Terry Gray (USCS)

Few drivers are more decorated than Terry Gray in sprint car competition. The ten-time USCS champion has 89 career victories to supplement that total, with five wins in the last five years at the 4/10-mile Carolina Speedway.

The catch? Gray has not won a race at the North Carolina speed plant since 2010. It doesn’t mean he’s lost his touch, but in his own words — the rest of the field has caught up.

“It’s gotten tougher to win these things,” Gray said after a win at Lavonia Speedway in July. “The field’s gotten deeper, more talented. Tracks we used to dominate at we just can’t anymore because there’s eight or nine guys win a shot to win every night.”

While Gray is winless at Cherokee Speedway in USCS competition, the veteran sprint car driver is a threat anywhere he goes in USCS competition — you just can’t count him out. He’s got two wins on the season and if he’s in the field, he’s going to be contending for the win.

2. Davie Franek (URC)

I had this slot open for eight-time champ Curt Michael, but as he’s not racing this weekend down south (instead running the National Open at Williams Grove with the World of Outlaws) I’ll move from a champion of the URC to a driver looking to ice the URC championship this season after what has been a breakout year.

Franek has led the URC points since the early stages of the 2014 campaign — and they call him “No Panic” for a reason. The Wontage, New Jersey native has not blinked once this season and carries one victory and a 118-point advantage into the season’s final three races.

If he can hang on, it’s going to be the first series championship for the New England driver, but I know he’d like to pick up another victory or two along the way. He’s only got two of them in his career, and while this is the most consistent season he’s ever had since joining the tour — there are three drivers: Mark Smith (4), Aaron Ott (3), and Curt Michael (2) who all have more victories this year than the championship leader. I know the title leader would like to change that.

Davie was one of the underrated drivers in the field coming into the 2014 — that fact has driven him to change that. He has to now be considered among the breakout favorites for this weekend’s action.

1. Eric Riggins Jr. (USCS)

Johnny Bridges may be the all-time “King of the Carolinas”, but Eric Riggins Jr. has to be considered the crown prince.

Riggins, just 19-years-old, is already in his fifth season of 360 competition and has had a stellar run through the second half of the 2014 campaign, with three wins in the last five USCS races he’s entered and two straight headed to the Carolinas, where the Charlotte native calls home.

His record at his home track in Gastonia? That might even be better.

Three of Riggins’ eight career USCS victories have come at Carolina Speedway, and Riggins is always fired up any time he gets to compete at his home race track. His all-time record at the Gastonia oval? 3 wins, 6 podiums, 8 top fives, 11 top tens and only 2 DNFs in 13 starts.

Notice that. Every time Riggins has been running at the finish at Carolina Speedway — he’s been in the top ten. Those two DNFs? His first start at the speedway…and his most recent, when he flipped out of the ballpark while racing for the lead in April.

In all, five of Riggins’ eight wins have come in either North or South Carolina, and he also won last season’s inaugural showing for the USCS and URC at Cherokee Speedway, so Riggins is the man with all the momentum in his court as the defending champion of the North/South Shootout.

Now, anything can happen during the race itself — but if Riggins is in the mix in the closing laps either event this weekend? He’ll have a shot to win.

Are there other drivers in the field with a chance to win? Absolutely. These are just five of the favorites. Anything can — and probably will — happen over the course of this upcoming weekend. One thing is for certain though:

It’s going to be exciting to watch.

For more information and evening schedules for both nights of racing, visit the tracks’ websites at carolinaspeedway.net and www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com.

For more information on the United Sprint Car Series, visit uscsracing.com. For more information on the URC Rislone Sprint Series, visit urcsprints.com.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Car North vs. South Shootout Finale and SECA Late Models headline racing action at Cherokee Speedway on Saturday, October 4th.

Atlanta, GA – September 29, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the 3/8 mile racing surface at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on Saturday, October 4th. It will be the only the second time the 700 plus horsepower, 1300 pound exotic race cars have invaded the re-configured version of the legendary speedway since it was a 5/8 mile oval. The Fayetteville, Georgia based series for winged outlaw style sprint cars had a successful return on the same weekend last October. The event is the Finale of the 6th annual Carolina Thunder Nationals and also includes the co-sanctioned North vs. South Shootout Challenge Finale for the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) and the Delaware based Rislone United Racing Company (URC) sprint car organization (www.urcsprints.com). The USCS is in its eighteenth season of competition and the URC, as the oldest sprint car racing sanction body in the country, has contested an amazing sixty-seven seasons of competition.

The co-sanctioned sprint car event promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers and sprint car talent racing for pride and glory for each of their series in this only second-time ever USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event at the Cherokee Speedway. Saturday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS and URC winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in four of Cherokee Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions. Additionally the action-packed racing card features the winged www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini/micro sprints and the Carolina Racesaver winged sprint car division. The speedway’s popular SECA Late Models, Limited Sportsman, Stock Four and Xtreme Four cylinder divisions will join the three sprint car divisions with special events of their own. in their final point’s race of the season.

The Cherokee Speedway USCS Vs. URC event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least ten states to the track from as far away as New York, Delaware, Florida and Mississippi. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds well over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and URC Sprints winged sprint cars and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will contest a full racing program including their Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events on Saturday night. The Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series will also contest a complete racing card as well. All four Cherokee Speedway weekly racing divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events. The Cherokee Speedway weekly racing series drivers are racing for increased prize money in each division.

The SECA sanctioned Late Models are racing for $1000 to win in their special event portion of the program. The popular Limited Sportsman division is doing battle for a $750 top prize with the Stock Four division winner receiving a $500 payday. The Xtreme Four (front wheel drive four-cylinder ) winner is set to collect a $300 first place award.

Cherokee Speedway is located at 153 Speedway Rd., Gaffney, SC 29351. The race track phone number is: (864) 489-1969. The track’s website is www.cherokeespeedwaySC.com For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-609

 

 

USCS OUTLAW SPRINT CAR “CAROLINA THUNDER NATIONALS and North vs. South Shootout HEADLINES

RACING ACTION at CAROLINA SPEEDWAY ON FRIDAY (10/03).

Atlanta, GA – September 22, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the red dirt 3/8 mile racing surface at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina for a full night of racing action this Friday, October 3rd during the 6th annual USCS Carolina Thunder Nationals. The event for winged sprint cars also includes the co-sanctioned North vs. South Shootout challenge race between the Georgia based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) and the Delaware based Rislone United Racing Company (URC) sprint car organization (www.urcsprints.com). The USCS is in its eighteenth season of competition and the URC, as the oldest sprint car sanction in the country, has contested sixty-seven seasons of competition.

The co-sanctioned event promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers racing for pride and glory for their series in this second ever USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event between the two series at Carolina Speedway. Friday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS and URC winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus four other racing divisions.

Additionally the action packed racing card features the Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series (305 cubic inch powered) winged sprint cars plus the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini/micro sprints. The speedway’s UMP Open Wheel Modifieds and popular Street Stock divisions will join the three winged sprint car divisions with special events of their own.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and URC winged sprint cars, the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series and Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series will contest a full racing program including their Qualifying Heat races and Main Events. Both Carolina Speedway weekly divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events. The track’s UMP Modifieds and Dominos Pizza Street Stocks are both racing for $700 to win with bonuses in their Championship main events.

The Carolina Speedway USCS Vs. URC sprint car challenge event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least ten states to the track from as far away as New York, Florida and Arkansas. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS and URC sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds well over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS and URC sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.

Past USCS Southern Thunder regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from nearby, Cherryville, North Carolina won the 2012 Carolina Thunder Nationals Round #1 event at Carolina Speedway. Other previous winners include, The 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series “Rookie of the Year” 16 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina swept the USCS vs. URC North vs. South Challenge event last year when he won at both Carolina Speedway on October 4th and again in the following night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Riggins was also the winner in the first main event of two during the 2011 contest.

The only female in the field and the 2010 National “Rookie of the Year”, then 18 year-old Morgan Turpen from Oakland, Tennessee won the second main event during the 2011 Thunder Nationals main event. Matt Linder from Hoschton, Georgia won the 2010 version of the event and ten times USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee won the 2009 event. All of those drivers except for Matt Linder are entered for this year’s event with a host of other talented drivers. Johnny Bridges was the most recent USCS feature winner at Carolina Speedway during the series’ April 11, 2014 event.

Carolina Speedway is located at 6335 Union Rd., Gastonia, NC 28054. The race track phone number is: (704) 869-0313. The track’s website is www.carolinaspeedway.net For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Eric Riggins completes USCS Senoia Summer Nationals sweep on Saturday

SENOIA, GA - September 30, 2014 - Coming into the weekend, Eric Riggins Jr. had never won a feature event at Senoia Raceway. Now, he’s two for two in 2014 at the famed three-eighths mile dirt track. The 19 year-old Riggins who was the 2010 United Sprint Car Series Presented by K&N Filters Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year from Charlotte, North Carolina, powered around K&N Filters pole-sitter Collin Cabre on lap 15 of the 30-lap Senoia Summer Nationals A-main finale and survived a lap 23 tussle with the Thonotosassa, Florida young gun, where the two exchanged the lead twice in one lap, to grab his second straight USCS win and complete a weekend sweep. It was Riggins’ eighth career www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane stop and third in 2014.

“This one was hard-fought tonight,” Riggins said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “Once I finally got to the lead, I just got held up by lap traffic and couldn’t time it right to get under him because it was a really a hard track to pass on. I give credit, (Cabre) raced me clean – I got by him and then he got by me and we went at it there on the backstretch, but once I could finally get by him and get by the lapped traffic there, we were good. Car was great, I never dreamed we could have done it from seventh though. Cool night.”

Cabre hung on for his second runner-up finish in the last four races, tying his career-best effort at Toccoa Speedway on Labor Day weekend, and said he gave it everything he had to keep the lead in the closing laps.

“To be honest I didn’t expect Riggins to be able to make his way up like he did – I guess I underestimated him a bit,” Cabre admitted following the race. “He was a little bit better than us through two but when we crossed him over off of four, I had that lane on the bottom but lapped traffic played a big role. We’ve come a long way since we started though, and I feel like tonight just shows the potential of what we can do going forward.”

The race was only slowed by caution once, when Johnny Gilbertson smacked the outside wall in turn 4 on the opening lap of the main event.

Behind Riggins and Cabre, rookie sprint car driver Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama capped off the podium in third place to snag the K&N Filters Podium Award. It was his career-best United Sprint Car Series feature finish. This came after Amerson swept the evening’s USCS 600 mini-sprint dash, his heat race and their 20-lap feature. Ten-time series champion Terry Gray came home in the fourth spot and Terry Witherspoon, from Jacksonville, Florida rounded out the top five.

Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen led the next pack of drivers home in sixth, being chased by Ripley, Mississippi pilotand 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham, who finished seventh. Brandon McLain, out of Indian Trail, North Carolina crossed the line eighth and 15-year-old sprint car rookie Nick Snyder finished ninth after making the haul from Marco Island, Florida. Local favorite Brian Thomas, from Pendergrass, Georgia completed the top ten.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Jeff Willingham scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Brandon McLain rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Willingham was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six came up in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Collin Cabre received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Eric Riggins also passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule on Friday, October 3rd, with the 2nd Annual USCS vs. URC North-South Shootout Round#1 at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina. Eric Riggins Jr. is the defending race winner. On the following night (Saturday, October 4th) the series contests the Round #2 of the North vs. South weekend at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Senoia Summer Nationals V”; Senoia Raceway; September 20, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Brian Thomas, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Gilbertson, Jay Dunham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Jeff Willingham, Collin Cabre, Eric Riggins Jr., Kyle Amerson, Clint Weiss, Lee Moore, Joe Larkin, Bob Auld, Jay Dunham (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Brandon McLain, Terry Witherspoon, Terry Gray, Johnny Gilbertson, Morgan Turpen, Nick Snyder, Brian Thomas, Tanner Witherspoon.

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Senoia Summer Nationals finale A-main: 30-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 2. #12C – Collin Cabre, Thonotosossa, FL 3. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 4. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 6. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 7. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 8. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 9. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 10. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 11. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA 12. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 13. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 14. #1A – Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL 15. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 16. #15 – Johnny Gilbertson, Dover, FL 17. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #28 – Jeff Willingham Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #21B – Brandon McLain K&N Filters Pole Award: #12C – Collin Cabre JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #29 – Kyle Amerson (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #29 – Kyle Amerson Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #67 – Brian Thomas

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

Riggins charges in to www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Senoia on Friday

SENOIA, Ga. - September 19, 2014 - Friday night at New Senoia Raceway, Eric Riggins Jr. proved it doesn’t matter how many laps you lead, just that you lead the final one. Riggins, the 2010 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Southern Thunder regional Rookie of the Year from Charlotte, North Carolina, used a three-wide maneuver to shoot to the inside of ten-time USCS National champion Terry Gray with two laps to go in Saturday’s USCS Senoia Summer Nationals preliminary A-main charged into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after notching his second USCS victory of the season. The win was Riggins first ever win at the high-speed three-eighths mile dirt oval and his career-seventh USCS triumph and second in the last four USCS races.

Riggins closed up on Gray’s back bumper following a lap 11 caution, which flew for Brandon McLain’s loop in turn one. That yellow, Riggins said, gave him the shot he needed to take the fight to the race leader.

“I had to work him, I was driving my butt off trying to get him after that yellow and couldn’t for the longest time,” Riggins said in victory Lane. “I could catch him when we got in clean air and couldn’t do anything with him, but once he got cobbed up with a lapped car I was able to get by him. The car was great tonight; you know, it’s kind of hard to pass when you get going as fast as we do here but we did it tonight and I just hope this is the start of a streak for us.”

Bartlett, Tennessee’s Gray, who is the all-time winningest USCS driver at Senoia dating back to when the track was a paved oval, hung finished in second place, but said he had the car to beat had the caution not come out.

“We just caught the lapped car at the wrong place,” a frustrated Gray said post-race. “I waited too long to try and make a move; I should have been more aggressive. In traffic though, the second place car always has an advantage – we’ll take tonight’s run and improve and come back out tomorrow to try and get another win here.”

Gray’s teammate Morgan Turpen, from Cordova, Tennessee rounded out the podium in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place after a hard-fought battle with Brian Thomas near the middle point of the race. Thomas, the Pendergrass, Georgia veteran, finished fourth and Grovetown, Georgia’s rookie sprint car driver Jay Dunham completed the top five.

Dover, Florida veteran Johnny Gilbertson crossed the checkered flag in sixth place with fellow Floridian and 15 year-old rookie driver Nick Snyder, out of Marco Island, chasing him in seventh. Another sprint car rookie driver, Montgomery, Alabama’s Kyle Amerson finished in eighth place. Two former rookie of the year drivers, Lee Moore from Tuscaloosa, Alabama in ninth place and 2012 National Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi rounded out the top ten at the finish.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Eric Riggins scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Gray then rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Morgan Turpen was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw and Brian Thomas received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Nick Snyder passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule on Saturday night with the finale of the Senoia Summer Nationals V at Senoia Raceway.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Senoia Summer Nationals V”; Senoia Raceway; September 19, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Collin Cabre, Nick Snyder, Jeff Willingham, Terry Witherspoon.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Collin Cabre, Jay Dunham, Kyle Amerson, Jeff Willingham, Brandon McLain, Nick Snyder, Clint Weiss.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Brian Thomas, Johnny Gilbertson, Terry Witherspoon, Joe Larkin, Lee Moore, Tanner Witherspoon.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Senoia Summer Nationals V Night #1 A-Main: 20-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, N.C. 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 4. #67 – Brian Thomas – Pendergrass, GA 5. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 6. #15 – Johnny Gilbertson, Dover, FL 7. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 8. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 9. #1A – Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL 10. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 11. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 12. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA 13. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 14. #12C – Collin Cabre, Thonotosossa, FL (DNS) 15. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL (DNS) 16. #99 – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #67 – Brian Thomas JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10 – Terry Gray (2nd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #51 – Jay Dunham Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #15 – Johnny Gilbertson Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #116 – Nick Snyder DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor

 

 

USCS Winged Outlaw Sprints headline Senoia Raceway SEASON FINALE USCS Senoia Summer Nationals V on Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th

Atlanta, GA – September 15, 2014 - The Fayetteville, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars make their only annual visit to Senoia Raceway on Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th for the USCS Senoia Summer Nationals V The event is the speedway’s 2014 racing SEASON FINALE. The 120 mile per hour USCS winged Outlaw type sprint cars headline the huge two-day final weekend of racing event. The 5th annual USCS Senoia Summer Nationals event was re-scheduled from its original date in August (15th and 16th date. The series returns this weekend with excellent weather predicted to headline an action-paked two full nights of racing. The racing card also includes the 100 mile per hour www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints on both nights plus five of the track's weekly racing divisions with special events of their own.

The United Sprint Car Series portion of the event expects to draw winged sprint car drivers from at least six states including several of the series 2014 feature winners and the 2012 Senoia Summer Nationals Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. Another Arkansan, 23 year old Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas was the USCS National Champion and leads the series with trips to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane with eight feature wins in 2014.

Also entered is Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who is a ten-time USCS National Champion and former Senoia Raceway USCS feature winner. Also entered is his 21 year-old team-mate, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the only female sprint car driver expected to compete. Turpen is a five-time USCS feature winner and the top ranked female sprint car driver in the country. A number of other top drivers from the Southeastern United States are entered and looking for their first Senoia Summer Nationals win.

The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprint series is also expected to draw entries from as far away as Charlotte, North Carolina and Columbus, Mississippi. Those entries include Two-time and defending series Champion, Bobby Zaiontz who again leads the series point standings. Also entered is 2013 National Champion, Sean Hosey from Clarksville, Tennessee. Also entered is 14 year-old Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia who is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series Southern region points leader.

In the popular weekly Late Model division drivers from at least three states are expected as most area tracks have closed for the season or taken this weekend off to prepare for October races. The Late Models will compete for $1000 to win each night. Increased bonus purses are offered in the other four Senoia Raceway weekly divisions on the schedule. On Friday night the B-Cadets and Bomber divisions join the USCS Sprint Cars, Late Models and Mini Sprints on the racing card. On Saturday evening the Hobby division and US Legends cars are added to the racing program with the divisions that race on Friday.

Grandstand admission prices to the event are as follows: Friday night‘s Adult grandstand admission is $15 and youth 6-12 years old is $5. On Saturday night Adult grandstand admission is $20 and youth 6-12 years are again $5. Children 5 years and younger are FREE both nights. A two-night Adult grandstand admission is available for $30 that includes admission to both night’s events.

Senoia Raceway is located four miles West of Senoia, Georgia just off State Highway 16 at 171 Brown Road, Senoia, GA. For event info please visit www.senoiaraceway.com or the speedway’s Facebook page at New Senoia Raceway. The track phone number is 770-599-6161. The USCS series Official website is located at www.uscsracing.com The USCS phone numbers 770-865-6097.

 

 

Anthony Nicholson collects 5th 2014 USCS presented by K&N Filters win at Tennessee National

HOHENWALD, Tenn. - September 13, 2014 – It’s said, “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good”. On Saturday night at Tennessee National Raceway, Anthony Nicholson was the one with all the luck in his hand. Nicholson, the 2008 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Rookie of the Year from Bartlett, Tennessee reclaimed the lead from 2012 USCS National Champion Tim Crawley with four laps to go after Crawley blew a tire going into turn 3 during the series 30-lap Tennessee Fall Nationals A-main.. Nicholson then darted away to make his fifth trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane this season.

Nicholson led the first 20 laps of the event before being passed by Crawley on a lap 21 re-start and said it was the most unlikely win he’s ever had in a sprint car. It was his ninth career series victory, second straight in the series and his second consecutive TN Fall Nationals triumph after winning the event convincingly in 2013.

“I knew it was just a matter of time before (Crawley got around us) with all the cautions we had been having; the track blew off and we had too much stagger on the car,” Nicholson explained about the battle with ten to go in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I knew it was coming and I tried to get down low but I went too low and it killed our speed. But when he blew that tire all I could think was, ‘Wow’. Tonight just shows it’s better to be lucky than good sometimes.”

The event was slowed by four cautions, with the first flying on lap lap three for a spin by the No. 17M of Tony Wilson. The second yellow came out one lap shy of halfway when Drummonds, Tennessee’s Justin Webb was battling Nicholson for the lead and 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi spun in front of Webb’s No. 31, causing damage to the front end of Willingham’s car and flattening the right front tire on Webb’s machine when the two cars came together. Webb was given the allowed time under caution to return to the event at the tail end of the field, but his wheel was lodged on and the race re-start without him.

The third caution was thrown on lap 20 when sprint car rookie Zach Roach from Sardis, Tennessee spun on the backstretch to set up Crawley’s pass for the lead. The final caution came out after Crawley slowed in the racing line following his blown tire in turn three. He was able to change tires and rejoin the field at the rear.

Cordova, Tennessee female hot-shoe Morgan Turpen surged past her teammate Terry Gray after the final restart to take second place, with Gray, the ten-time series champion from Bartlett, Tennessee rounding out the podium in the K&N Filters third place. Fellow Bartlett native Curt Terrell tied his career-best USCS finish in fourth place and Nesbit, Mississippi veteran sprint car pilot Ronny Howard finished fifth.

Crawley rebounded from his blown tire to charge back through the field for a sixth place finish. Impressive 15 year-old Marco Island, Florida rookie Nick Snyder finished seventh. Sardis, Tennessee’s Jake Roach crossed the checkered flag in eighth. Jeff Willingham finished ninth followed by Nesbit, Mississippi driver Wesley Shepherd who rounded out the top ten at the finish.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and followed that up with a win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Her teammate Terry Gray rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Tim Crawley was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six number came up in the K&N Filters Pole award inversion drawing, Justin Webb received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Wesley Shepherd passed the most cars in the A-main (five) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule Friday, September 19th with the rescheduled Senoia Summer Nationals at New Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Tennessee Fall Nationals”; Tennessee National Raceway; September 13, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Justin Webb, Tim Crawley, Jeff Willingham, Curt Terrell, Anthony Nicholson (DNS).

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Eddie Gallagher, Justin Webb, Curt Terrell, Tony Wilson, Jake Roach, Wesley Shepherd, Don Ryder.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Tim Crawley, Brad Bowden, Ronny Howard, Jeff Willingham, Nick Snyder, Zach Roach, Mark Gant (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Tennessee Fall Nationals A-main results: 30-laps

1. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 2. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 5. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 6. #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 7. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 8. #11 – Zach Roach, Sardis, TN 9. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 10. #44S – Wesley Shepherd, Nesbit, MS 11. #57 – Zach Roach, Sardis, TN 12. #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN 13. #1 – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS 14. #12B – Don Ryder, Knoxville, TN 15. #17M – Tony Wilson, Paris, TN 16. #39 – Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS (DNS) 17. #25 – Mark Gant, Savannah, TN

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #31 – Justin Webb JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson (1st place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #44S – Wesley Shepherd Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #44 – Ronny Howard Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #88 – Tim Crawley Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #116 – Nick Snyder DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #44S – Wesley Shepherd

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

-- Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline Tennessee National Raceway’s “Tennessee Fall Nationals” racing action on Saturday (September 13th )

September 8, 2014 - The Middle Tennessee 2014 racing season gets a shot of high speed adrenaline this weekend when the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged outlaw sprint cars invade Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee on Saturday, September 13th at 7:00 pm during the 2nd annual Tennessee Fall Nationals weekend of speed. Two divisions of winged USCS sanctioned sprint cars headline an action-packed night of racing with a high speed USCS double-header at the 1/3 mile red clay oval located just off US Highway 412 and two miles west of Hohenwald, Tennessee. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged Outlaw style sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints are both in action on Saturday night. Both series will add plenty of speed and power to the Saturday night event.

When the 700 horsepower, 1300 pound United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invade the speedway they are expected to step the racing tempo up with speeds near 120 miles per hour around the high-banked 1/3 mile clay oval. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged outlaw type sprint car drivers will contest a complete program of winged sprint car racing including, a dash for the top six cars from the previous event, qualifying heat races and main events. The evenings sprint car finale is a 30-lap main event paying $2000 to the winner of the A-main event.

Drivers from at least five states are expected for the series 31st event of the season. Expected entries include the event’s defending Champion, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee. Nicholson is a four time 2014 feature winner. The 10-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion and current National point’s leader, Terry Gray also from Bartlett, Tennessee is entered. Also entered as is Gray’s female team-mate and sprint car hot-shoe Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is currently in the runner-up spot in the National standings. Additionally entered is 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi.

Other expected entries include, March 15, 2014 United Sprint Car Series Tennessee National Raceway feature winner, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who has won eight times in USCS 2014 competition. Hagar was the 2013 USCS National Champion. Also expected is 2012 USCS National sprint car Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas who is a five time winner during the current season.

The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint racers are the event’s second quickest division set to compete at the speedway on Saturday night. Their only 800 pound winged race cars will reach speeds near 100 miles per hour as well. Drivers from four states are pre-entered for their portion of the event. Entries include two-time series Champion, Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi and 2013 and defending USCS 600 Sprint National Champion Sean Hosey from Clarksville, Tennessee. Hosey leads the current USCS 600 Sprint Car Series point standings. Also entered are 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon Taylor from Cumming Georgia who is only fourteen years old and current USCS 600 Rookie of the Year point’s leader bo Barber from Clarksville, Tennessee who is also ranked in second place in the USCS 600 point standings.

The two winged USCS racing series are joined on the busy racing card by the Tennessee National Raceway Limited Late Model, E-MODS, Modified Street, Street Stock and Mini stock divisions who are all also competing for their share of the approximately $20,000 in prize money.

For directions to and more information about Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee please visit www.racetn.com or call the track office at 931-796-1890. For additional information about the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) two racing divisions including rules and complete updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Nicholson races to redemption in USCS by K&N Filters at Tri County Racetrack

BRASSTOWN, N.C. - September 1, 2014 - Anthony Nicholson, the 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year from Bartlett, Tennessee, stormed around the outside of K&N Filters pole-sitter Michael Miller on the opening lap of Monday night’s 30-lap “Thunder in the Mountains” Labor Day Classic A-main and never looked back, wiring the field en route to his fourth USCS victory of 2014 at Ray Cook’s Tri County Race Track. The win was Nicholson’s eighth career USCS feature win and fourth of the 2014 season.

The victory also redeemed Nicholson for being passed by 10-time series National Champion Terry Gray at the same race track where he lost the battle inside of four laps to go seeking his first series win during his rookie year in 2008. Nicholson has now doubled his career series win total this season from four to eight.

“This is a little bit of redemption,” Nicholson said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “When I got out front there on the start I wasn’t letting anyone back past me tonight. We rebuilt the entire front end of this car last night and this shows how hard my dad and the crew worked because we’re sitting here celebrating right now.”

The pace was slowed by three cautions; the first coming out on lap 2 when Brandon McLain spun in turn 3. The second caution changed the complexity of the race, shuffling the running order when Morgan Turpen and Michael Miller were battling for the runner-up spot and got together on the front stretch. Turpen slowed to a crawl and retired from the race due to the bleeder and shock on her right rear wheel being knocked off in the fray, while Miller retired following the restart.

The final caution flew on lap 12 when Jeff Willingham looped his car around in turn 4, setting up one last chance for the field to take the fight to Nicholson, but ten-time series champion Gray said this time, he had nothing left to get past Nicholson.

“That was all I had right there,” Gray said following the race. “Anthony did a good job tonight, he drove hard and earned this one. We’ll take a runner-up after the weekend we’ve had and go on to the next one.”

Saturday night’s Harris Speedway winner Eric Riggins Jr., from Charlotte, North Carolina completed the podium in third. Jacksonville, Florida pilot Terry Witherspoon and Thonotosassa, Florida young gun Collin Cabre got his second top five finish in two nights finishing in fifth place.

Fifteen year-old Nick Snyder, a sprint car rookie from Marco Island, Florida finished a career-best sixth, to lead the next group of racers. Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina followed Snyder in seventh place. Jeff Willingham finished in eight place with Kent Wolters from Pipp City, Ohio just behind in the ninth position. Michael Miller was scored in the tenth position.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and followed that up with a win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Morgan Turpen rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Michael Miller was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, he received the K&N Filters Pole Award and the prime starting position. Rookie driver Nick Snyder passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule on Saturday, September 13th at Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee with the running of the Tennessee Fall Nationals.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Thunder in the Mountains” Labor Day Classic at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track; September 1, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Michael Miller, Terry Witherspoon, Collin Cabre, Jeff Willingham, Brandon McLain.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Anthony Nicholson, Brandon McLain, Jeff Willingham, Nick Snyder.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Morgan Turpen, Michael Miller, Collin Cabre, Kent Wolters, Terry Witherspoon, Kris Davis.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Labor Day Classic A-main: 30-laps

1. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 4. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 5. #12C – Collin Cabre, Thonotosossa, FL 6. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 7. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 8. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 9. #12H – Kent Wolters, Tipp City, OH 10. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 11. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 12. #121 – Kris Davis, Burbank, OH

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Pole Award: #4M – Michael Miller JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #12C – Collin Cabre (5th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #12C – Collin Cabre Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #21B – Brandon McLain DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #4M – Michael Miller

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

Michael Miller charges to USCS Sunday of Speed win at Toccoa Speedway

TOCCOA, Ga. – Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 2000 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Rookie of the Year, Michael “Hollywood” Miller, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi blew past K&N Filters Pole Position starter Collin Cabre from Thonotosassa, Florida on the opening lap of the “Sunday of Speed” 30-lap A-main at Toccoa Speedway on Sunday night then dominated the event while surviving two late race re-starts for the win. The win was Miller’s career-fourth USCS feature win and his first since he won the prestigious Randy Helton Memorial at East Alabama Motor Speedway.

“Priceless,” a near-speechless Miller said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “It kind of blows me away, how good this car was tonight. We struggled a little bit early, but buckled down at the trailer and you know, I wasn’t real wound up like I normally am,” Miller laughed. “I wasn’t real pumped up and going, going, going but I kept thinking about the top! Anyone that has seen me race knows that’s where I like to run and it paid off tonight.”

Two caution periods inside the final ten laps changed the course of the event after the first 20 circuits were run under green. The first caution flew at lap 20 when Brandon McLain spun in turn two and simultaneously, second-running Eric Riggins Jr. came to a stop in turn four after breaking a power steering line.

After the restart was when things would get dicey, however. With traffic brewing again, the lapped machine of Kris Davis spun in front of the front-runners with four laps to go in turn four. Anthony Nicholson who was in the runner-up spot, had nowhere to go and spun into the No. 121 car of Davis, with third and fifth-place Terry Gray and Morgan Turpen piling in as well. Gray got air-time after jumping the wheel of one of the stopped cars and Turpen received top wing damage after she drove underneath her teammate in the fray. In a testament to the safety of the cars, all drivers walked away, and Gray was remarkably able to continue in the event.

Nicholson and Turpen were credited with eleventh and twelfth, respectively, after they were unable to continue following the turn 4 melee that brought out the red flag. None of the remaining cars were any match for Miller however, who drove away on the restart and collected the victor’s hardware for his efforts.

Young gun Collin Cabre ended the night with his best career USCS finish in second place, and fellow Floridian Terry Witherspoon, from Jacksonville, scored a season-best third place run to collect the K&N Filters Podium Award. Ten-time series champion Gray, who flipped in his heat race as well, started 16th and charged to a remarkable fourth place finish and 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham, from Ripley, Mississippi, had a resurgent night finishing fifth, his second USCS top-five this season.

Brandon McLain, from Indian Trail, North Carolina, finished in sixth place. Active-duty Army veteran Clint Weiss from Jesup, Georia crossed the twin checkers in seventh and Pendergrass, Georgia’s Brian Thomas was eighth. Former Carolina Racesaver sprint car champion Johnny Petrozelle from Lexington, North Carolina ended the night in ninth place, and 15-year-old 2013 Florida Mini Sprints Champion and rookie sprint car driver Nick Snyder from Marco sland, Florida completed the top ten.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Jeff Willingham followed by scoring the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Michael Miller then rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Anthony Nicholson was the provisional pole position starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six came up in the K&N inversion drawing , Collin Cabre received his career-first K&N Filters Pole Award. Terry Gray passed the most cars in the A-main (twelve) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule with a special Labor Day event on Monday night, September 1st at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Sunday of Speed”; Toccoa Speedway; August 31, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Terry Witherspoon, Michael Miller, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Jeff Willingham, Anthony Nicholson, Collin Cabre, Terry Witherspoon, Brandon McLain, Brian Thomas, Kent Wolters, Johnny Petrozelle, Joe Larkin, Jay Dunham (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Michael Miller, Eric Riggins Jr., Morgan Turpen, Clint Weiss, Kris Davis, Nick Snyder, Matt Hope, Terry Gray, Kyle Amerson.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Sunday of Speed A-main: 30-laps

1. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 2. #12C – Collin Cabre, Thonotosassa, FL 3. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 4. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 6. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 7. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA 8. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 9. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 10. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 11. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 12. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Bartlett, TN 13. #121 – Kris Davis, Burbank, OH 14. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 15. #12H – Kent Wolters, Tipp City, OH 16. #28H – Matt Hope, York, SC 17. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 18. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL (DNS) 19. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #28 – Jeff Willingham Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #4M – Michael Miller K&N Filters Pole Award: #12C – Collin Cabre JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10 – Terry Gray (4th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #10 – Terry Gray Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #21B – Brandon McLain Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #0X – Clint Weiss DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #116 – Nick Snyder

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

PHOTO CAPTION #4m: Michael Miller and crew celebrate “Sunday of Speed” USCS presented by K&N Filters win at Toccoa Speedway. (Chris Seelman photos)

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

Eric Riggins charges to first 2014 USCS win at Harris Speedway

Riggins RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. - August 30, 2014 - The entire 2014 season for 18-year-old Eric Riggins Jr. has been a story of “coulda, woulda, shoulda”. Saturday night, after many close calls and missed opportunities, the home state favorite got it done. Riggins, from nearby Charlotte, North Carolina, slipped around K&N Filters Pole Position starter Lance Moss on lap six of Saturday’s United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters “Sprint Car Wars” 30-lap A-main at Harris Speedway and powered away from the field. Riggins sliced through lapped traffic in a caution-free feature event en route to his first www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane stop since October of 2013 at Cherokee Speedway. The win was Riggins’ sixth career USCS feature victory and the fifth for the Carolina-area racer in front of his home state fans.

“This feels good, it’s been a long time coming this year,” a jubilant Riggins said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “We’ve only run about 15 times this year but we’ve had about six of these races we should have won and just couldn’t seal it for one reason or another. To finally break through tonight in front of the Carolina crowd; I love winning at home and I hope we can get a few more of them now that we finally got this monkey off our back.”

Ten-time series champion Terry Gray chased Riggins through traffic but got loose in turn 3 just before halfway while battling with Johnny Gilbertson and could never recover, finishing second after a hard battle with Anthony Nicholson. Nicholson, the Bartlett, Tennessee driver and 2008 Rookie of the Year rounded out the podium in third place. “Hollywood” Michael Miller, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi crossed the checkers in fourth and Jacksonville, Florida’s Terry Witherspoon rounded out the top five drivers.

Newly-crowned USCS Asphalt Thunder champion and Cordova, Tennessee pilot Morgan Turpen finished sixth being chased by Montgomery, Alabama rookie Kyle Amerson, who came home seventh. Another local favorite Johnny Petrozelle, from Denton, North Carolina ran eighth and Tipp City, Ohio’s Kent Wolters was ninth. 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year contender Brandon McLain, from Indian Trail, North Carolina completed the top ten.

Brian Thomas kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Kyle Amerson scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Eric Riggins Jr. rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and Lance Moss netted the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat win.

Terry Gray was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Pole Award inversion draw, Lance Moss received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Kris Davis passed the most cars in the A-main (eight) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule Sunday night, August 31st with their next event, the “Sunday of Speed” at Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, Georgia. The series concludes the holiday weekend on Labor Day Monday, September 1st, with an event at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Sprint Car Wars”; Harris Speedway; August 30, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Brian Thomas, Brandon McLain, Anthony Nicholson, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Morgan Turpen.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Kyle Amerson, Anthony Nicholson, Michael Miller, Morgan Turpen, Collin Cabre, Brandon McLain, Sonny Stroud, Brian Thomas, Tim Perry.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Kent Wolters, Jake McLain, Matt Hope, Jeff Willingham, Nick Snyder, Brad Wickham (DNS).

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Lance Moss, Brian Smits, Johnny Petrozelle, Terry Witherspoon, Johnny Gilbertson, Bob Auld, Kris Davis, Dave Thorman.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Sprint Car Wars A-main: 30-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 4. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 5. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 6. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 7. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 8. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 9. #12H – Kent Wolters, Tipp City, OH 10. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 11. #12 – Kris Davis, Burbank, OH 12. #15 – Johnny Gilbertson, Dover, FL 13. #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 14. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 15. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 16. #12C – Collin Cabre, Thonotosossa, FL 17. #28H – Matt Hope, York, York, SC 18. #67T – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 19. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 20. #5S – Sonny Stroud, Marietta, SC 21. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 22. #11 – Brian Smits, Mooresville, NC 23. #5 – Dave Thorman, Greenville, SC

Did Not Start A-main:

#36 – Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC #6W – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #67 – Brian Thomas Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #29 – Kyle Amerson Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #23 – Lance Moss K&N Filters Pole Award: #23 – Lance Moss JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #12 – Kris Davis Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #29 – Kyle Amerson DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #21B – Brandon McLain

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

Aguilar battles to win in USCS Road to Atlanta Finale at AMS

August 29, 2014 - HAMPTON, Ga. – The hotter the summer has gotten, the hotter Joey Aguilar has been on the race track. Aguilar, nicknamed “The Ace” for his cool head behind the wheel and stellar record in sprint car competition, blasted away from the K&N Filters Pole Position and masterfully diced through lapped traffic en route to his third United Sprint Car Series presented ed by K&N Filters victory of the season during Friday night’s 2nd annual Wind Creek Casino/Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout 50-lap A-main at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The race, contested on the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” oval built into the Speedway’s front stretch, took place under the lights following NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying and served as the finale to the 2014 USCS “Road to Atlanta” Asphalt Thunder Tour pavement mini-series.

Aguilar, a Tampa, Florida native, started on the pole but had to endure five cautions and several dicey restarts before pulling away during the stretch run to claim an emotional and hard-fought victory.

“Man, let me tell you, last Saturday (our car owner) pulled the car that we won the two most recent USCS pavement races (at Anderson, S.C.) with and we didn’t even think we were going to be able to race this weekend,” a choked-up Aguilar said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “This crew though, they pulled this car, the “Silver Bullet” we call it, out of mothballs and put it together in four days – and look where we are now.

Aguilar said the win was a surreal moment and one that would stick with him for years to come. “This is unbelievable; it’s by far the biggest win of my career. Thanks to Atlanta Motor Speedway, the fans and the USCS for putting this show on. I don’t even know what to say. Wow.”

Ten-time series champion Terry Gray was held up in lapped traffic with 15 laps to go and was unable to mount a challenge for the win in the closing laps. The Bartlett, Tennessee native chased Aguilar home in the runner-up position, with hard-charging “Hollywood” Michael Miller, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi just behind him completing the podium in third.

Top-ranked female sprint car star Morgan Turpen rebounded from being involved in an opening-lap crash to finish fourth and claim the 2014 USCS “Road to Atlanta” Asphalt Thunder Tour pavement championship. Turpen becomes the first female champion in any division in USCS sanction history.

“We had to work insanely hard for this one tonight we got flat spun out on the opening lap and I was a little worried before we got rolling again but we just dug deep, man, and we pulled it out,” a jubilant Turpen said during post-race festivities. “This means everything to me and to my team; it’s my first championship ever but I hope it’s only the beginning.”

Indian Trail, North Carolina driver and 2008 USCS Southern Thunder regional Rookie of the Year Jake McLain was the final car on the lead lap and rounded out the top five at the checkered flag.

Dover, Florida veteran Johnny Gilbertson rebounded from being involved in the opening lap crash that collected Turpen to come home in sixth, with Mooresville, North Carolina pilot Tim Perry finishing seventh. Brandon McLain, also from Indian Trail, ran eighth at the twin checkers. Local favorite Jay Dunham, from Grovetown, Georgia crossed the line ninth and 15-year-old Nick Snyder completed the top ten in his first-career pavement 360 sprint car race.

Snyder’s run was made more impressive by the fact that the young gun, who did not originally plan on competing in the night’s event. His team prepared the car in less than an hour upon arrival to the track for Friday’s afternoon practice sessions.

Turpen kicked off the afternoon portion of the racing program by setting the KTB Motorsports Fast Time, picking up a $250 bonus for her quick lap of 14.041 seconds. Aguilar scored the victory in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Jake McLain grabbed the checkered flag in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Tim Perry rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Turpen was the provisional pole-sitter after getting her time back from qualifying, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Aguilar received the K&N Filters Pole Award and starting position. Brandon McLain passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule and Labor Day weekend swing on Saturday night at Harris Speedway in Rutherfordton, N.C. with the running of the track’s inaugural “Sprint Car Wars” event.

On Sunday night (8/31) the series makes its only stop of the 2014 season at the historic Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, Georgia to bring the speed to the 3rd annual stop “Sunday of Speed”. The Labor Day weekend speed fest completes a four night run on Monday (Labor Day 9/1) at Ray Cook’s Tri County Racetrack in Brasstown, North Carolina during “Thunder in the Mountains”.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Wind Creek Casino/Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout”; Atlanta Motor Speedway; August 29, 2014:

KTB Motorsports Fast Time: Morgan Turpen, 14.041 seconds.

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Joey Aguilar, Jake McLain, Tim Perry, Morgan Turpen, Tom Paterson, Bill Moore.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Jake McLain, Johnny Gilbertson, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Jay Dunham, Bill Moore, Nick Snyder, Joe Larkin (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Tim Perry, Michael Miller, Joey Aguilar, Tom Paterson, Kent Wolters, Jeff Willingham, Brandon McLain, Kris Davis (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Wind Creek Casino/Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout A-main: 50-laps

1. #11 – Joey Aguilar, Tampa, FL 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 4. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 5. #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 6. #22 – Johnny Gilbertson, Dover, FL 7. #36 – Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 8. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 9. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 10. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 11. #12H – Kent Wolters, Tipp City, OH 12. #12 – Kris Davis, Burbank, OH 13. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 14. #06 – Bill Moore, Mt. Ulla, NC 15. #11X – Tom Paterson, Argos, IN 16. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

KTB Motorsports Fast Time Award ($250 bonus): #10M – Morgan Turpen Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #11 – Joey Aguilar Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #67 – Jake McLain Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #36 – Tim Perry K&N Filters Pole Award: #11 – Joey Aguilar JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10 – Terry Gray (2nd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #4M – Michael Miller Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #21B – Brandon McLain Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #67 – Jake McLain Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #22 – Johnny Gilbertson Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #36 – Tim Perry DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #116 – Nick Snyder

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car racing headlines “Sprint Car Wars” 2014 racing action at Harris Speedway on SATURDAY night (8/30/14)

August 27, 2014 - Atlanta, GA - Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the racing program at Harris Speedway on Saturday, August 30th at 7:30pm. The K&N Filters sponsored United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour www.uscsracing.com winged sprint cars will roar into the fast 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval for the “Sprint Car Wars” 2014. The event is race number twenty five on the 18th anniversary schedule for the Nationally touring USCS drivers.

This is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2014 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to Harris Speedway. The race will award USCS presented by K&N Filters National points as well as points in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The Southern Thunder regional series consists of races in Eastern Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and both Carolinas.

This special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least six states to the track from as far away as Arkansas and Florida and Ohio seeking a visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Harris Speedway. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds over 120 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear Hoosier racing tires.

Saturday night's USCS Outlaw sprint car action will feature a full program of racing in the Outlaw type sprint cars that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. Hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The qualifying heat races are next on the racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event.

The second USCS racing division on the action-packed racing card is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. Drivers for that division are expected from at least five states for Saturday’s event. Drivers in that division include the 2013 USCS 600 Sprint Champion, eighteen year old, Sean Hosey from Clarksville, Tennessee and 2013 USCS Southern regional series Champion, Bob Trapino from Alpharetta, Georgia. Other entries include 14 year-old Southern region current point’s leader Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia and additional entries from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas.as well as host of drivers from atop the entry list for the USCS 600 sprints.

Ten-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, heads the USCS entry list for the Harris Speedway event. Gray currently leads the USCS National point standings. He is also among the top twenty-five drivers in the Nation in feature wins over the past 5 years with over 85 feature wins. Gray has consistently been ranked in the top ten 360 sprint car drivers in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame annual driver poll. Over 3000 sprint car drivers are considered for ranking in the NSCHOF poll.

Additionally entered are a number of 2013 and 2014 USCS Main event winners looking for another visit to the www.rockuauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Those include 2013 USCS National sprint car Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who already has eight USCS feature wins during the 2014 season. Also entered is the April 12th 2014 USCS Lancaster Speedway feature winner Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina. Another North Carolina driver, 19 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte captured three USCS wins during the 2013 season and came out blazing in 2014 just to have bad luck keep him out of victory lane so far. Riggins has five career USCS wins and was the 2010 USCS Southern thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year. He additionally placed in third place in the final 2013 USCS Southern Thunder standings.

Another top competitor and fan favorite is twenty-one year-old female sprint car hot-shoe, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Turpen, who was the runner-up for the 2010 National title. Turpen was named 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year and has finished no worse than fourth place in the previous four seasons in the final USCS National point standings. She additionally has won five times during United Sprint Car Series main events. Her most recent visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane on Saturday, April 26th in the USCS Road to Atlanta Round #2 paved oval contest at Southern National Motorsport Park in Kenly, North Carolina.

Other out of state entries include: 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi. Also entered are three current Rookie of the Year contenders including fifteen year-olds Taylor Tidmore from Hernando, Mississippi and Nicholas Snyder from Marco Island, Florida and Kyle Amerson from Matthews, Alabama.

Also entered are brothers 2008 USCS Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year, Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina and Brandon McLain also from Indian Trail. A contingent of four Georgia drivers including Jay Dunham from Augusta, Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Brian Thomas from Pendergrass and Aubrey Black from Lookout Mountain, Georgia are entered are is Bob Auld from Largo, Florida and Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida.

In addition to the winged sprint cars, all of the Harris Speedway regular racing divisions will join the action-packed racing program with a full racing program of their own.

All gates will open on Saturday, August 30th at 4:00p ET, with the drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:30p ET and hot laps immediately following. Harris Speedway is located 12 miles southwest of Ruherfordton, North Carolina and just off US 221 at 921 Jack McKinney Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. The track phone number is Track Phone: 828-247-4171. The Official website is www.harrisspeedway.com There is also a Harris Speedway Facebook page. For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

Hagar charges to 8th 2014 USCS win at Dixie Speedway

WOODSTOCK, GA – August 23, 2014 - It doesn’t matter what he climbs into in 2014, Derek Hagar just keeps on rolling. Hagar, the defending United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National champion from Marion, Arkansas, slipped by 2008 series Rookie of the Year Anthony Nicholson with six laps to go during Saturday night’s Dixie Sprint Car Nationals 25-lap A-main and pulled away over the final stretch to claim his eighth USCS feature victory of the 2014 season. The win was Hagar’s 29th career trip to www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane and his second consecutive series triumph after also winning last weekend at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee.

“We got close to (Anthony) there early with lapped traffic, just couldn’t make anything happen at that point – the track was pretty much around the bottom, but after the restart, he slipped up and I saw my window of opportunity and just took it,” Hagar said following the event. “We’ve been pretty dominant on this tour in 2014, even though we’re not chasing the championship again, but there’s more opportunities coming for us and I’m just thankful for everyone who’s helped me get to this point. I’m having a lot of fun.”

Nicholson, from Bartlett, Tennessee, slipped high off of turn 4 coming to complete lap 18, which allowed Hagar to close in and make the pass for the win. Nicholson said the caution coming out at lap 14 for Jeff Willingham’s spin in turn 2 ultimately hurt his shot at the win.

“I don’t know if the difference was in our cars – I know I made one mistake in turn 2 and allowed Derek to get underneath me,” a disappointed Nicholson said. “I don’t know if he’d have caught us had the caution not come out because I had put a lapped car between us and bought myself a gap, but the caution killed me tonight.”

Fellow Bartlett native and ten-time series champion Terry Gray rounded out the podium in third place, with Charlotte, North Carolina young gun Eric Riggins Jr. close behind in fourth. Cordova, Tennessee female sprint car pilot Morgan Turpen rounded off the top five.

Jacksonville, Florida’s Matt Kurtz finished a solid sixth and leading Rookie of the Year contender Brandon McLain came home seventh at the finish. Local favorite Brian Thomas, from Pendergrass, Georgia, crossed the line in eighth position. Montgomery, Alabama’s Kyle Amerson was scored ninth at the checkered flag and Lookout Mountain, Georgia veteran Aubrey Black completed the top ten.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Eric Riggins Jr. scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Hagar rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Hagar was the provisional pole-sitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, he received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Kyle Amerson passed the most cars in the A-main (four) to grab the Willwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented ed by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule on Friday, August 29th with the running of the 2nd annual Wind Creek Casino/Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout on the quarter mile paved “Thunder Ring” at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The series will contest a 50-lap main event after the NASCAR Sprint Cup cars qualify.

On the balance of the Labor Day weekend the series will contest three events on dirt ovals in North Carolina and Georgia. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour visits Harris Speedway near Rutherfordton, North Carolina on Saturday, August 30th. On the following night (Sunday, August 31st) the series travels two hours South to historic Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, Georgia. On Labor Day, Monday, September, 1st the USCS winged sprint cars wind up the whirlwind weekend at Tri County Racetrack in Brasstown, North Carolina.

For latest news, rules and schedule updates please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Dixie Sprint Car Nationals”; Dixie Speedway; August 23rd, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Eric Riggins Jr., Matt Kurtz, Jay Dunham, Brian Thomas.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Bob Auld, Jeff Willingham, Shawn Dancer, Terry Witherspoon, Jay Dunham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Derek Hagar, Anthony Nicholson, Brian Thomas, Matt Kurtz, Johnny Petrozelle, Aubrey Black, Kyle Amerson, Shawn Murray.

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Dixie Sprint Car Nationals A-main: 25-laps 1. #9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 2. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 5. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 6. #92 – Matt Kurtz, Jacksonville, FL 7. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 8. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 9. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 10. #21 – Aubrey Black, Lookout Mountain, GA 11. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 12. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 13. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 14. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 15. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 16. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 17. #49 – Shawn Dancer, Lima, OH

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #9JR – Derek Hagar K&N Filters Pole Award: #9JR – Derek Hagar JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #9JR – Derek Hagar (1st place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #29 – Kyle Amerson Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #92 – Matt Kurtz Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #21B – Brandon McLain DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #21 – Aubrey Black

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars and Late Models Headline Dixie Speedway Racing Saturday (8/23)

USCS_Gray_5.4.12[1].jpgWoodstock, GA – August 18, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars along with the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints invade historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia for the Dixie Sprint Car Nationals 2014 on this Saturday, August 23rd at 7:00 pm.

The event is expected to draw drivers from at least seven states and awards National, Southern and Mid South regional series points in each division. Past series Champions from each of the USCS series are entered as well as the region’s top drivers.

The 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas won the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main event last August at Dixie Speedway and expected to be amomg the entries on Saturday. The 2013 USCS 600 Sprint Car Series Champion, Sean Hosey from Clarksville, TN won the 2013 www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series portion of the event. Ten-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee leads the USCS National point standings with his team-mate, 21 year-old female sprint car star Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, in the runner-up spot currently in the standings. Gray has won several past USCS events at Dixie.

In addition to the USCS sprint cars, Dixie will feature its regular late model and stock car full racing program including the 800 Horsepower Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Super and Econo Bombers, Street Cruisers, and Pony Stock divisions. .

Full Racing Program Grandstand-$20 ($2 discount with any 2014 ticket stub) Ages 9 to 17- $6, 8 and under-free. Tailgate- $25, Pits-$30, 11 and under $11 for Tailgate & Pits. Gates will open at 5 PM, with racing beginning at 7 PM.

For information or to view the 2014 schedule of events at Dixie Speedway please visit www.dixiespeedway.com

or call 770-926-5315. For rules and other information on either USCS division please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Winged Sprint Cars set to invade Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29th

Atlanta, GA – August 17, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars are set to invade the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on Friday, August 29th for the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel - Wetumpka USCS Sprint Car Shootout. The USCS sanctioned event is part of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day weekend 2014 race date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The winged warriors of the USCS will light up the night immediately following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session with a 50-lap USCS winged sprint car main event on the quarter-mile paved AMS “Thunder Ring,” located on the front stretch of the speedway.

United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton said, ”We are very excited about this opportunity for our drivers and race teams to be a part of this major racing event for the second year in a row. A number of drivers in NASCAR’s top divisions have excelled in sprint car racing previously. It will be an honor for the USCS to be racing in front of them again this year after a successful event last year. It was really exciting to be entertaining all of the great fans (30,000+) at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend. Fans who weren’t here ;ast year and who have never seen this type of racing are in store for an exciting evening on Friday, August 29th at AMS,” concluded Walton.

The Wind Creek Casino & Hotel – Wetumpka USCS Sprint Car Shootout format on August 29, 2014 will see the UCS winged sprint car competitors contest a practice session that will be followed by a qualifying session on Friday (August 29th) from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This three hour time frame will allow for two rounds of practice for each competitor followed by time trials and then a series of qualifying races to determine the final starting order for the 50-lap USCS Sprint Car Shootout finale.

The preliminary interest from sprint car competitors is again high for the Atlanta Motor Speedway USCS event. A field of some of the top winged sprint car drivers from across the nation are entered for only second-ever appearance of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour (or any sprint car event) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The United Sprint Car Series is the only winged sprint car series in the World that contests it’s Championship on both dirt and paved ovals. At 1,300 pounds and over 700 horsepower, winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s fastest and most powerful short-track cars. The USCS winged sprint cars are expected to reach speeds of approximately one hundred miles per hour (100 m.p.h.) around the quarter mile AMS "Thunder Ring."

For ticket and event information, plus a complete listing of the 2013 racing schedule at Atlanta Motor Speedway, call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com. For info and/or rules for the United Sprint Car Series visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

 

Hagar wins duel for USCS Clayhill Clash Cash on Saturday

ATWOOD, TN – August 16, 2014 - On Saturday night at Clayhill Motorsports, the Derek Hagar and Tim Crawley Show in United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters competition continued. Hagar, the defending USCS champion from Marion, Arkansas, started seventh but quickly marched forward, snatching the lead from K&N Filters Pole Position starter Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee on lap 5 of the 9th annual “Clayhill Clash” 30-lap A-main and never looked back from there en route to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Hagar had to hold off 2012 USCS National sprint car champion Tim Crawley, from Benton, Arkansas in a fierce wheel-to-wheel duel over the closing laps the for the $2000 payday and his seventh USCS victory of the 2014 season.

The victory lane stop was his first since mid-June at East Alabama Motor Speedway in the annual Randy Helton Memorial. The victory was also Hagar’s 28th career USCS feature win, which is fourth on the all-time list behind only Tim Crawley, Terry Gray and Kenny Adams.

The race featured three lead changes in the opening five laps, with Terry Gray snatching the lead from female sprint car driver and team-mate Morgan Turpen on the opening lap before Turpen re-gained the top spot one lap later. Turpen charger to nearly a straight-away lead before Gray flipped to bring out the race’s first caution/red flag of the race on lap 4. Hagar surged from third to first to grab the lead on the re-start and from there, the die was cast.

Crawley, from Benton, Arkansas, got by Turpen near the mid-point of the race and chased Hagar to the finish line in second. Marshall Skinner, also a Marion, Arkansas native, rounded out the podium in third. Morgan Turpen came home in fourth and California, Missouri’s Tyler Blank completed the top five.

Hernando, Mississippi top gun Jerod Roller finished in sixth and West Memphis veteran A.G. Rains crossed the checkered flag in seventh. Millington, Tennessee young gun Dalton Davis had a solid night to come home eighth and Ernie Ainsworth, out of Bartlett, Tennessee ended the night in ninth. Ainsworth was follow by Justin Webb, from Drummonds, Tennessee who completed the top ten.

10-time series Champion Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and followed that up with a win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Morgan Turpen rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and A.G. Rains netted the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat win.

Tim Crawley was the provisional pole-sitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Pole Award/Inversion Draw, Morgan Turpen received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Hagar passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule on Saturday, August 23rd with the re-scheduled running of the Dixie Sprint Car Nationals at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Clayhill Clash”; Clayhill Motorsports; August 16, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Tim Crawley, Anthony Nicholson, Curt Terrell and Jeff Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Derek Hagar, Tim Crawley, Justin Webb, Ronny Howard, Jeff Willingham, Wesley Shephard and Jake Roach (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Morgan Turpen, Dalton Davis, Marshall Skinner, Tyler Blank, Anthony Nicholson, Eddie Gallagher, Brandon Kilpatrick and Zach Roach.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: A.G. Rains, Jerod Roller, Ernie Ainsworth, Curt Terrell, Brett McMillen, Taylor Tidmore and Kevin Kilpatrick (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Clayhill Clash A-main 8/16/14: 30-laps

#9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #75 – Tyler Blank, California, MO #5 – Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS #3 – A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR #12 – Dalton Davis, Millington, TN #91A – Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #13T – Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS #1X – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN #11 – Jake Roach, Sardis, TN #57 – Zach Roach, Saltillo, TN #44S – Wesley Shephard, Nesbit, MS #2 – Brandon Kilpatrick, Coldwater, MS #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #33 – Brett McMillen, Piperton, TN #22 – Kevin Kilpatrick, Walls, MS (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #3 – A.G. Rains K&N Filters Pole Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #75 – Tyler Blank (5th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #9 Jr. - Derek Hagar Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #75 – Tyler Blank Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #5 – Jerod Roller Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #3 – A.G. Rains DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #31 – Justin Webb

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

USCS Winged Sprint Cars set to invade Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29th

Atlanta, GA – August 17, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars are set to invade the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on Friday, August 29th for the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel - Wetumpka USCS Sprint Car Shootout. The USCS sanctioned event is part of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day weekend 2014 race date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The winged warriors of the USCS will light up the night immediately following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session with a 50-lap USCS winged sprint car main event on the quarter-mile paved AMS “Thunder Ring,” located on the front stretch of the speedway.

United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton said, ”We are very excited about this opportunity for our drivers and race teams to be a part of this major racing event for the second year in a row. A number of drivers in NASCAR’s top divisions have excelled in sprint car racing previously. It will be an honor for the USCS to be racing in front of them again this year after a successful event last year. It was really exciting to be entertaining all of the great fans (30,000+) at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend. Fans who weren’t here ;ast year and who have never seen this type of racing are in store for an exciting evening on Friday, August 29th at AMS,” concluded Walton.

The Wind Creek Casino & Hotel – Wetumpka USCS Sprint Car Shootout format on August 29, 2014 will see the UCS winged sprint car competitors contest a practice session that will be followed by a qualifying session on Friday (August 29th) from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This three hour time frame will allow for two rounds of practice for each competitor followed by time trials and then a series of qualifying races to determine the final starting order for the 50-lap USCS Sprint Car Shootout finale.

The preliminary interest from sprint car competitors is again high for the Atlanta Motor Speedway USCS event. A field of some of the top winged sprint car drivers from across the nation are entered for only second-ever appearance of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour (or any sprint car event) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The United Sprint Car Series is the only winged sprint car series in the World that contests it’s Championship on both dirt and paved ovals. At 1,300 pounds and over 700 horsepower, winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s fastest and most powerful short-track cars. The USCS winged sprint cars are expected to reach speeds of approximately one hundred miles per hour (100 m.p.h.) around the quarter mile AMS "Thunder Ring."

For ticket and event information, plus a complete listing of the 2013 racing schedule at Atlanta Motor Speedway, call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com. For info and/or rules for the United Sprint Car Series visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

 

10 drivers claim spots in USCS Sprint Car Shootout at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29th

Atlanta, GA – August 14, 2014 – Ten drivers have earned a guaranteed provisional starting position for the 50-lap main event at the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters AMS Sprint Car Shootout at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, August 29th. Those ten drivers did so by finishing in the top ten positions in the four race USCS “Road to Atlanta” paved track series. An additional twelve competitors and all twenty-two starting positions for the Championship final will be decided during an afternoon qualifying session on that race day (Friday, August 29, 2014).

Twenty-one year-old female USCS sprint car star Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee finished at the top of the USCS “Road to Atlanta” standings after she collected a win plus two third place and one fourth place finishes in the four events. The ten USCS competitors who have earned spots in the 50-lap USCS Sprint Car Shootout finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, August 29, 2014 via their point standings are: 1st place Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 622 pts; 2nd place Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 606 pts; 3rd place Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 605 pts; 4th place Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 575 pts; 5th place Tom Paterson, Argos, IN 572 pts; 6th place Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 546 pts; 7th place Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 539 pts; 8th place Bill Moore, Ulla, NC 530 pts; 9th place Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 445 pts and 10th place Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 376 pts.

The USCS Sprint Car Shootout event is part of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day weekend 2014 race date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The winged warriors of the USCS will light up the night immediately following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session with a 50-lap USCS winged sprint car main event on the quarter-mile paved AMS “Thunder Ring,” located on the front stretch of the speedway.

The USCS Sprint Car Shootout format on August 29, 2014 will see the United Sprint Car Series winged sprint car competitors contest a practice session that will be followed by a qualifying session on Friday (August 29th) from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This three hour time frame will allow for two rounds of practice for each competitor followed by time trials and a series of qualifying races to determine the final starting order for the 50-lap USCS Sprint Car Shootout finale.

The preliminary interest from sprint car competitors has been extremely high for the Atlanta Motor Speedway USCS event. A field of top winged sprint car drivers from across the nation (8-10 states) are expected for the second appearance of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway. California pavement hot-shoe JoJo Helberg won the 2013 inaugural event.

The United Sprint Car Series is the only winged sprint car series in the World that contests it’s Championship on both dirt and paved ovals. At 1,300 pounds and over 700 horsepower, winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s fastest and most powerful short-track cars. The USCS winged sprint cars are expected to reach speeds of approximately one hundred miles per hour (100 m.p.h.) around the quarter mile AMS "Thunder Ring."

For ticket and event information, plus a complete listing of the 2013 racing schedule at Atlanta Motor Speedway, call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com. For information and/or rules for the United Sprint Car Series visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

Media contact: Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net

WEBSITE: www.uscsracing.com

Phone: 770-865-6097

USCS Road to Atlanta (Asphalt Thunder) point standings as of 7/26/2014.

Pos. Car# Driver Points

1 10M Morgan Turpen 622

2 10 Terry Gray 606

3 7 Johnny Bridges 605

4 21b Brandon McLain 575

5 100 Tom Paterson 572

6 36 Tim Perry 546

7 51 Jay Dunham 539

8 6 Bill Moore 530

9 67 Jake McLain 445

10 33 Joe Larkin 376

11 11 Joey Aguilar 309

12 28 Jeff Willingham 287

13 4 Jason Troutman 268

14 87 Greg Smyre 266

15 5 Dave Thorman 260

16 07x Doug Gould 256

17 100 Jim Payne 250

18 22 Tony Grams 132

19 46 Jim Blenkarn 126

20 5s Sonny Stroud 122

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder sprint cars headline the 9th Annual “Clayhill Clash” on Saturday, August 16th

Atlanta, GA - 8/10/14 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars return to Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee (www.clayhillmotorsports.com ) on Saturday, August 16th for the 9th Annual “Clayhill Clash”. The event pays $2000 to the winner and $300 to the last place starter in the 30-lap A-Main. Additionally the event will award USCS National points and points toward the 2014 Championship in the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional sprint car series. The 2006 USCS Rookie of the Year, and current National point’s leader, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas won series most recent stop at the track when he won the 2014 USCS Sprint Car Speedweek Round #3 on Memorial Day

The challenging 3/8 mile red clay oval has been the venue for a number of exciting USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car events for more than a decade. The track always proves to be one of the most popular tracks on the USCS schedule for both drivers and fans. Additionally on the action packed racing card will be a full program of racing that also includes the weekly racing Nesmith Late Model Dirt Series, Open Wheel Modifieds, E-MOD, Hobby, Street Stock and Hummer FWD weekly racing divisions.

A number of previous USCS Clayhill Clash sprint car champions are expected to be entered. Those include rhe 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas, 2012 series Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas plus Marshall Skinner from West Memphis, Arkansas and 10-time series Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee.

The Clayhill Motorsports venue is a family friendly fan favorite facility with air conditioned restrooms and one of the best and most modern concession stands found in short track racing. The track is located at 1315 Rimmer Road, Atwood, Tennessee 38220. The info phone number is 731-669-3939.

 

 

Anthony Nicholson cashes in for 3rd 2014 USCS win at Duck River

LEWISBURG, TN - August 9, 2014 - Anthony Nicholson is making a habit of holding off seasoned veterans to win races. Nicholson, the 2008 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Rookie of the Year from Bartlett, Tennessee, rocketed out to the early lead from the K&N Filters Pole Position and then held 10-time series champion Terry Gray off in traffic to win Saturday night’s 25-lap Duel at the Duck A-main at Duck River Raceway Park, leading every lap of the caution-free feature in the process of reaching the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for the $2000 payday..

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The victory was Nicholson’s third USCS win of the season, the most he has ever had in a single year on the tour, as well as his seventh career USCS triumph all-time. “We had ran up top all night long and kept watching, kept watching, kept watching and the late models just knocked (the top) off. On the start of the race, we hit the bottom and the car didn’t feel real good down there, but it worked out for the best and we’re in Victory Lane so I can’t complain too much,” Nicholson explained in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after the race.

Gray, also from Bartlett, Tennessee had to settle for chasing Nicholson to the checkered flag and finished in second place. His teammate, Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen, rounded out the podium in third place. Ripley, Mississippi driver Jeff Willingham who was the series 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, tied his career-best USCS finish with a fourth place effort and veteran USCS racer Aubrey Black, out of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, completed the top five finishers.

A third Bartlett, Tennessee native, Curt Terrell, ended the night in sixth place and regular www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series contender and USCS sprint car Rookie of the Year contender Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama finished in seventh place. Jacksonville, Florida pilot Terry Witherspoon crossed the line in eighth, with Grovetown, Georgia’s Jay Dunham behind him in ninth place. Bob Auld, from Largo, Florida, completed the field in tenth.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and her teammate Terry Gray scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Anthony Nicholson rolled to the victory in the fully-inverted Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Nicholson was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Jeff Willingham passed the most cars in the A-main (four) to grab the Willwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N continues their 2014 Outlaw Thunder Tour schedule next Saturday, August 16th at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee.

The United Sprint Car Series management and staff would like to thank the Duck River Raceway Park management and staff and all the great race fans that turned out in spite of much less than favorable weather predictions this event.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Duel at the Duck”; Duck River Raceway Park; August 9th, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Terry Gray, Jeff Willingham, Curt Terrell, Terry Witherspoon.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Curt Terrell, Kyle Amerson, Jeff Willingham, Terry Witherspoon, Aubrey Black, Bob Auld, Jay Dunham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Curt Terrell, Terry Witherspoon, Kyle Amerson, Bob Auld, Aubrey Black, Jeff Willingham, Jay Dunham (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Duel at the Duck A-main: 25-laps

1. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 4. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 5. #21 – Aubrey Black, Lookout Mountain, GA 6. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 7. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 8. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 9. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 10. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #16 – Anthony Nicholson K&N Filters Pole Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham (4th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #21 – Aubrey Black Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #27 – Curt Terrell Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #29 – Kyle Amerson DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #83 – Bob Auld

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

Photo caption: #16 Anthony Nicholson won his third 2914 and 7th career United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N main event on Saturday night at Duck River Raceway Park (Chris Seelman photo)

 

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprints set for high speed invasion at Duck River Raceway Park for the “Duel at the Duck” on SATURDAY, August 9th

Atlanta, GA – August 2, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars are set to invade the legendary Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel (Lewisburg), Tennessee as headliners of the “Duel at the Duck” speed spectacular on Saturday, August 9th. . The exotic USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars that weight only 1300 pounds with 700+ horsepower engines. Those two elements in addition to a huge 25 square foot top wing and seventeen inch wide specially designed Hoosier rear tires make them the fastest cars ever to ever compete on the high-banked ¼ mile oval known as “The Duck”. The USCS outlaw sprint cars are expected to reach speeds near 120 mile per hour on the straight-aways.

The mid-season speed contest for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers awards both USCS Outlaw Thunder National championship and Mid South Thunder Tour regional series championship points. The Mid South regional series competes in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The event is expected to draw drivers from six states including some of the top ranked drivers in North America.

2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar set a new all-time track record on April 20, 2013 with a time trial best lap of 10.943 around the tacky Duck River Raceway Park ¼ mile racing surface.

The “Duel at the Duck” 2014 event features over 100 laps of main events in addition to qualifying races and is a true smorgasbord of speed. The USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars are joined on the racing card by the speedway’s weekly Late Models and stock car racing divisions.

Race fans are sure to get their money’s worth with a full night of non-stop family entertainment that includes a guarantee of plenty of thrills, chills and spills from the time the green flag flies for the USCS Outlaw Thunder sprint car dash until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening.

Duck River Raceway Park is located at 1110 Haskins Chapel Road, (Wheel) Lewisburg, TN 37091. For more info on the track, Please visit www.duckriverracewaypark.com or call 931-684-8200 or 931-685-1009. For more information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

USCS Media contact: Pete Walton 770-865-6097 or uscsracing@att.net

 

 

Crawley captures Ellis Palasini Classic finale win at Greenville

GREENVILLE, MS - August 2, 2014 - One night after he was outrun at one of his best race tracks, Tim Crawley put himself back on top. Crawley, the 2012 United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N champion from Benton, Arkansas, blasted away from the K&N Filters Pole Position and held off a late-race charge from Mississippi hotshoe Michael Miller to win his second straight Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic at Greenville Speedway during Saturday night’s 30-lap finale A-main. The victory was Crawley’s 71st career USCS feaure win and sixth series win of 2014. Crawley has now won six of the last seven USCS features he has entered and six of the last 10 USCS races overall.

“We had the rain on Friday night and the track was pretty heavy then, but tonight it was way more like it normally is for us,” Crawley said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “There at the end I could hear (Miller) up top there and I’d have moved up in about one more lap. Sometimes when you’re riding out front there you can’t tell what’s going on behind you, but I had already seen Miller up high on that first run and I figured it was him. One more lap we’d have made a race out of it, but we hung on for this one tonight.”

Miller, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, made a valiant charge on the extreme high line of the race track to close within two seconds of Crawley in the final twelve laps, but ran out of time to make a challenge for the win and had to settle for second.

“Man, I tell you what, Wesley and the staff here at Greenville did a fine job tonight; complete 180 from how this track was Friday night. This is the Greenville that I’m accustomed to,” Miller explained on the frontstretch following the race. “To run (second) behind Crawley, it’s amazing; he’s a super driver. It’s just an honor to get to see the 88 and not be getting lapped. I’m ecstatic tonight.”

The race was slowed by caution only once, when Jerod Roller and sprint car rookie Brett McMillen spun in turn 2 on lap 8 of the main event. Behind Crawley and Miller, Cordova, Tennessee native and female top gun Morgan Turpen rounded out the podium in third. Friday night’s Greenville winner Anthony Nicholson, from Bartlett, Tennesse finished fourth and ten-time USCS champion Terry Gray, also from Bartlett, rounded out the top five.

2010 USCS Mid-South regional Rookie of the Year Roller, out of Hernando, Mississippi finished sixth after flipping during Friday night’s A-main and fellow Mississippian Ronny Howard, from Nesbit, came home seventh. Klint Angellette crossed the line eighth in his first USCS start of the year and 2013 Cajun Sprinters’ Association champion Shane Morgan was ninth at the checkered flag. 2012 series Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham, from Ripley, Mississippi completed the top ten.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Tim Crawley scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Anthony Nicholson rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Tim Crawley was the provisional pole-sitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, Crawley received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Michael Miller passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Willwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule on Friday night, August 8th with the rescheduled Sprint Car Mania VI event at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. For rules, schedules and more information on the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic: Finale Night”; Greenville Speedway; August 2nd, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Shane Morgan, Michael Miller (DNS).

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Tim Crawley, Klint Angellette, Ronny Howard, Terry Gray, Michael Miller, Terry Witherspoon, Greg Merritt.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Jerod Roller, Jeff Willingham, Brett McMillen, Shane Morgan.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic Finale A-main: 30-laps

#88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #5 – Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS #19 – Klint Angellette, Thibodaux, LA #01 – Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL #44C – Brett McMillen, Piperton, TN #44S – Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #88 – Tim Crawley Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #16 – Anthony Nicholson K&N Filters Pole Award: #88 – Tim Crawley JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #4M – Michael Miller Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10 – Terry Gray Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #5 – Jerod Roller Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #44 – Ronny Howard DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

Nicholson races to Ellis Palasini prelim win at Greenville Speedway

GREENVILLE, MS - August 2, 2014 - Normally Anthony Nicholson is “the Shark” in United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N competition, but Friday night at Greenville Speedway, he became “the Exterminator”.Nicholson, the 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year from Bartlett, Tennessee, took the lead from K&N pole-sitter Terry Gray on the opening lap of Friday’s 20-lap Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic preliminary A-main and then held off 2012 USCS champion Tim “the Crawdaddy” Crawley on a green-white-checkered finish to win his second USCS feature of the 2014 season and first-ever at Greenville.

The stop at the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane was Nicholson’s sixth in his career moving him into a tie for 13th on the all-time series win list, and the Tennessee native becomes the first driver to beat Crawley in competition since June 28th when Crawley won at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Missouri. Nicholson’s victory broke a five in a row run Crawley had going.

“We found a little bit on that first restart (on lap 3); Tim (Crawley) drove underneath me for a second and I sure didn’t want to see any more (yellows),” Nicholson said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “I just tried to basically take his line away on all the other restarts. There at the end, you know – I hate I did that to Ronny (Howard) – I don’t drive like that, and he knows I don’t. It was accidental, but when Crawley’s right there you just gotta go and we did that and got the win tonight.”

The race was slowed by three incidents over the course of the 20-lap feature. The first caution came on lap 3 when the #44C of Brett McMillan slapped the outside wall in turn 4 and lost the right rear wheel, and the second came less than a lap later when the #1J of young gun Nic Jenkins tipped over in turn 3. In both instances, the drivers walked away uninjured.

The final caution was the game-changer of the night – Anthony Nicholson came up on Ronny Howard to put the Nesbit, Mississippi driver a lap down, and the two came together as Nicholson was coming to the white flag, causing Howard to spin in turn 4 and drawing the yellow for the third and final time to set up the green-white-checkered restart.

Howard’s car received enough damage to retire him from the rest of the event, however Nicholson escaped unscathed and darted away from Crawley following the yellow to drive to the victory.

Behind Nicholson and Benton, Arkansas native Crawley, Terry Gray, the ten time USCS champion from Bartlett, Tennessee, rounded out the podium in third place. Nesbit, Mississippi’s Andy McElhannon finished his night in fourth and Cordova, Tennessee hot-shoe Morgan Turpen completed the top five.

1998 series champion Eddie Gallagher led the next group of drivers, coming home in sixth. Home state favorite Michael Miller, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi crossed the line seventh and 2013 Cajun Sprinter’s Association Champion, Shane Morgan from Biloxi, Mississippi finished eighth in his first USCS start of the season. Ripley, Mississippi native Jeff Willingham had one of his strongest runs of the season in ninth and Nesbit’s Ronny Howard was credited with the tenth position at the finish after his tangle in Turn 4.

Ronny Howard kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, his first-career USCS dash victory. Terry Gray scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Tim Crawley used a last-turn pass to roll to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Crawley was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Gray received the K&N Filters Pole Award and starting position. Eddie Gallagher passed the most cars in the A-main to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule on Saturday night, August 2nd with the 30-lap finale to the Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic at Greenville Speedway.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Filters, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic: Night 1”; Greenville Speedway; August 1st, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Ronny Howard, Andy McElhannon, Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Michael Miller, Shane Morgan, Terry Witherspoon, Ronny Howard, Brett McMillan (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Tim Crawley, Nic Jenkins, Andy McElhannon, Jeff Willingham, Eddie Gallagher, Jerod Roller, Greg Merritt (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic preliminary A-main: 20-laps

1. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN

2. #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR

3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

4. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS

5. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

6. #1X – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS

7. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS

8. #01 – Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS

9. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

10. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

11. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL

12. #1J – Nic Jenkins, Bryant, AR

13. #44C – Brett McMillan, Piperton, TN

14. #44S – Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS

15. #5 – Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #44 – Ronny Howard Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #88 – Tim Crawley K&N Filters Pole Award: #10 – Terry Gray JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (2nd place): #88 – Tim Crawley K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #1X – Eddie Gallagher Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #1X – Eddie Gallagher Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #4M – Michael Miller DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #44 – Ronny Howard

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

**Audio, photo and recap by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio, Race Chaser Online and USCS Racing

USCS contact Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net phone: 770-865-6097

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder sprints headline 2nd annual Palasini Classic at Greenville Speedway

on Friday and Saturday, August 1st and 2nd

Atlanta, GA – July 27, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline two nights of racing action during the 2nd annual Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic this Friday and Saturday nights (August 1st & 2nd) at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi. The series will contest a full racing program EACH NIGHT with $3500 up for grabs for a weekend sweep. Friday night’s 20-lap preliminary main event will pay $1200 to win. On Saturday night a trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the 30-lap final will be worth $2000 to the winner.

Drivers from 6 states are expected to enter the event that honors Leland Mississippi racing legend, Ellis Palasini. The event awards USCS National Championship and Mid South regional points for the USCS sprint cars. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars are joined by stock car racing in three divisions. On Saturday night the winged warriors are joined by the Super Late Models, Nesmith Dirt Late Models and Street Stocks.

For directions or more info on Greenville Speedway visit www.greenvillespeedway.net. For rules, updated schedules or other info about the United Sprint Car Series please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

**The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

Several United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters dates have been added or changed due to the recent rain-outs and other reasons. Here is the upcoming revised schedule for the 10 events during August from August 1st and 2nd at Greenville Speedway during the Ellis Palasini V8 the Black Widow Classic through Labor day Monday.

Friday August 1st - Greenville Speedway – Ellis Palasini V8 The Black Widow Classic - complete USCS sprint car racing program
Saturday, August 2nd - Greenville Speedway - Ellis Palasini V8 The Black Widow Classic - complete USCS Sprint Car racing program
Friday August 8th - Boyd's Speedway, Ringgold, GA - Sprint Car Mania VI
Saturday, August 9th - Duck River Speedway, Wheel, TN –-Duel at the Duck
Saturday, August 16th - Clayhill Motorsports, Atwood, TN - Clayhill Clash - (This was originally shown on Aug. 2nd on the Clayhill Motorsports schedule)
Saturday, August 23rd - Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA - Dixie Sprint Car Nationals 2014
Labor Day weekend:

Friday, August 29th - Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA (With NASCAR Sprint Cup)
Saturday, August 30th - Harris Speedway, Rutherfordton, NC
Sunday, August 31st, - Toccoa Speedway, Toccoa, GA
Monday, September 1st, - Tri-County Racetrack, Brasstown, NC

***The August 15th-16th USCS Senoia Summer Nationals date at Senoia Raceway has been postponed to make room for the traditional August race at Clayhill Motorsports. A new date is being negotiated for that Senoia Raceway event and will be announced soon.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, JE Pistons, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.




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