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Jordon Mallett raced to 2017 USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Championship
 
Atlanta, GA – December 2, 2017 – The 2017 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas collected the title as Champion of the USCS Southern Thunder regional series on the way to his National title during the 2017 racing season. The young sprint car driver made five visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane as the feature winner in USCS Southern Thunder Tour competition during 2017. Mallett had 18 top five finishes in the regional series, while he used a record of perfect attendance during the twenty-six events to accumulate the most (3918) Championship points. Mallett will collect top honors in the two dirt divisions of the USCS points system including the USCS Southern Thunder regional dirt series as well as the National Championship honors. He also finished in second place in the USCS Deep South Thunder Tour and in third place in the USCS Mid-South regional series standings.
 
Eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee had 3838 points to follow Mallett in the runner-up position in the final Southern Thunder Tour standings. Gray also had a solid season with 15 top five finishes and the results found him 24 times in the top ten.
 
As a team owner Terry Gray faired even better, as his team-mate Morgan Turpen had a series leading eight wins in the Southern Thunder regional series and a third-place finish in the final standings of the series, even though missing several events. Turpen is also the 2017 Champion of both the USCS Mid-South and the USCS Deep South regional series. She finished third in the National Championship chase as well after capturing the National title in 2015 and 2016 seasons.
 
 
USCS veteran driver, Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia followed Mallett, Gray and Turpen in the 2017 USCS Southern Thunder Tour standings with a fourth-place finish after accumulating 3112 Championship points. This was quite an improvement over Thomas’ eighteenth place standing in 2016, when a mid-season injury kept him out of competition for several months. Thomas also finished in sixth place in the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National point standings for 2017.
 
 
The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi finished the 2017 Southern Thunder Tour season in fifth position with 2845 points. He will also collect fourth place honors in the USCS National Championship and the USCS Deep South Thunder regional series to go with sixth place honors in the USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series during the January USCS banquet in Atlanta.
 
 
Tony Agin who is Ft. Myers, Florida’s traveling sprint car racer finished ahead of the next group of drivers in sixth place in the Southern Thunder regional series standings. Agin possibly towed the most miles to USCS 2017 events in his first full season as a United Sprint Car Series regular. Agin improved on past season performances and garnered enough National Championship points along the way to finish in fifth place in the National point standings.  Agin will also receive accolades as the fifth-place finisher in the new USCS Deep South Thunder Tour portion of the schedule. He finished seventh in the USCS Mid-South regional series as well.
 
Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina finished in seventh place in the USCS Southern Thunder standings. Hunter  was impressive in his first full season in winged sprint cars after being a four-time USAC Focus Midget Champion driver. Hunter garnered the 2017 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Southern Thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year honors. He is one of the few Rookie drivers to ever win a USCS main event. He did so on July 23rd on the super-fast half-mile at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina. The award goes annually to the driver who has earned the most Championship points in the regional series during their first season of competition prior to competing in 25 sprint car events. Hunter had 6 top five and 13 top ten finishes in series competition during the 2017 season.
 
Veteran USCS competitor Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia who mostly competed in the Southern Thunder region drove his #33 Mark Brack wrenched sprint car to an eighth-place finish in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour standings. Larkin and Brack also joined the field for several USCS Mid-South regional series weekends to garner a top-ten finish in the USCS National point standings in tenth place.
 
The 2016 USCS National “Rookie of the Year”, fifteen-year-old Danny Sams III from Northport, Florida had a pair of top five finishes in second place and 13 top ten finishes to finish in ninth place in the final Southern Thunder regional series standing. The talented young gun would have possibly finished much higher after a third-place finish in 2016 in the National standings, but, a mid-season engine failure kept him out of competition for several weeks. He also finished in eighth place in both the 2017 National and 2017 USCS Deep South point standings as well.
 
Sprint car racing veteran, Bob Auld frpm Largo, Florida rounded out the USCS Southern Thunder Tour  presented by K&N Fiters top ten driveris for the 22nd and 2018 season. Auld has been a regulat with the series for more than a decade and mostly competed in the USCS Southern Thunder region events.
 
The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.]
 
The 2018 (22nd Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour kicks off at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Friday d Saturday, February 9th and 10th.  A full schedule of 2018 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.
 
United Sprint Car Series Southern Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters regional series Final 2017 Point Standings:
 
Pos.
Car#
Driver
Point
1
14m
Jordon Mallett
3918
2
10
Terry Gray
3838
3
10m
Morgan Turpen
3345
4
67
Brian Thomas
3112
5
28
Jeff Willingham
2845
6
38
Tony Agin
2682
7
1x
Scott Hunter
2355
8
33
Joe Larkin
2348
9
24d
Danny Sams III
2343
10
83
Bob Auld
1876
11
07t
Brandon Taylor
1840
12
47
Eric Riggins Jr
1687
13
67
Jake McLain
1680
14
43
Terry Witherspoon
1611
15
23
Lance Moss
1513
16
1s
Joey Schmidt
1426
17
21b
Brandon McLain
1270
18
99
Tanner Witherspoon
1192
19
4
Danny Smith
1125
20
9jr
Derek Hagar
1069
21
22
Shawn Murray
1016
22
29
Jeff Oliver
985
23
89
Robbie Stillwaggon
908
24
116
Nick Snyder
835
25
82
Matt Kurtz
776
26
99
Don Warren
768
27
24
Danny Martin Jr
767
28
83
Mark Ruel Jr
756
29
3g
Garrett Green
712
30
8
Dan Jones
630
31
29
Kyle Amerson
582
32
44
Trey Starks
561
33
14
Tyler Clem
560
34
14b
Bo Barber
554
35
10b
Mitch Brown
553
36
1a
Lee Moore
543
37
67x
Matt Linder
538
38
3a
AJ Maddox
517
39
27
Curt Terrell
496
40
58
Nathan Emig
494
41
59 III
Johnny Petrozelle
470
42
34
Darren Orth
464
43
6s
Robbie Smith
452
44
47
Dale Howard
449
45
26
Marshall Skinner
446
46
42
Andy McElhannon
443
47
111
Brandon Grubaugh
416
48
07
Johnny Bridges
394
Tie
43m
Michael Miller
394
50
21
Aubrey Black
390
51
22g
Johnny Gilbertson
354
52
1
Matt Carr
330
53
24
Terry McCarl
305
54
14
Tony Stewart
304
55
13
Todd Fayard
302
56
95
Matt Covington
295
57
5d
Zach Daum
286
58
w20
Greg Wilson
282
59
40
Howard Moore
280
60
21k
Thomas Kennedy
279
61
5w
Ryan Coniam
270
62
21
Butch David
262
63
m1
Mark Smith
260
64
1
Tyler Cross
254
65
0x
Clint Weiss
240
66
m1
Micha McCall
230
67
43m
AJ Parrish
220
68
12b
Bryan Eckley
206
69
04
Jim Shuster
200
Tie
49
Mallie Shuster
200
71
3
Sammy Swindell
156
72
88
Tim Crawley
155
73
93
Jake Knight
134
74
25
Ray Bugg
130
Tie
23
Seth Bergman
130
76
sr4
Charlie Sweetser
126
Tie
61
Cody Howard
126
78
4 iv
Bronzie Lawson IV
120
Tie
5s
Sonny Stroud
120
80
X
Bill Moore
116
81
12b
Don Ryder
100
Tie
20
Frank Carlsson
100
Tie
43t
Gavin Thomas
100
Tie
6
Sean Hosey
100
 

 

 

Morgan Turpen claims USCS Mid-South and Deep South regional titles in 2017.

Atlanta, GA - December 01, 2017 - 24 year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee didn’t win the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Championship as she did in 2015 and 2016 during the 40-event 2017 season, but she did lead the series win totals amongst all drivers with nine trips to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane as the main event winner. Additionally, she claimed the title in two USCS regionals series. She was the Champion of the tough USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series by besting a number of great drivers including the division runner-up, 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas and 2017 National Champion, Jordon Mallett over the course of sixteen events for the title. She also wears the crown as the Champion of the new USCS Deep South Thunder Tour regional series as well. She won the USCS season opener at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on March 3rd, then led the standings of the Deep South region all season long to claim the title.

Turpen also finished in a respectable third place in the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship standings behind 2017 National Champion Jordon Mallett and her team-mate and car owner, 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Due to other commitments, she focused on wins in 2017 and would have had a real shot at a third National crown if she wasn’t absent at several events. Turpen has 21 total USCS career feature wins including the nine this season.

The final 2017 USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour point standings showed Morgan Turpen with 2425 points followed by Hagar with 2407 point. Hagar edged out Mallett with 2405 by two points for the runner-up spot. Terry Gray claimed the fourth place with 2360 points and past series Champion and two-time 2017 USCS feature winner, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas rounded out the top five drivers in the Mid-South region.
The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi finished sixth followed by Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, Florida in seventh place and Andy McElhannon from Hernando, Mississippi who got his career-first USCS feature win at Columbus Speedway on July 7th was eighth. The 2012 USCS National Champion and two-time 2017 USCS feature winner, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas followed in ninth place. Dale Howard from Byhalia, Mississippi got a career-first USCS feature win at Riverside International Speedway on October 20th and completed the top ten drivers in the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour 2017 point standings.
The final point standings for the USCS Deep South regional series, where 90 drivers competed during the 2017 season, were even closer for the title. Morgan Turpen is on top of the final standings with 2420 points. The 2017 USCS National and Southern Thunder Tour regional series Champion, Jordon Mallett finished a scant 10 points back with 2410 points. Veteran Terry Gray chased those two all season long to finish third in the inaugural USCS Deep South standings with 2331 points. Jeff Willingham followed Gray with 2034 points and Floridian Tony Agin rounded out the regional series top five with 1802 points.

Sixth place in the standings went to past series Champion, Derek Hagar followed by another past Champion, Marshall Skinner in seventh place. The 2016 USCS National Rookie of the Year, 15-year-old, Danny Sams III from Northport, Florida finished eighth in the Deep South standings. Rookie contender, Don Warren from Clarksville, Tennessee followed Sams III in ninth place and Columbus Speedway winner, Andy McElhannon rounded out the top ten in the 2017 USCS Deep South Thunder Tour standings.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

For information on the USCS series, please visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www.uscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. Uscs also has a social media presence at USCS Racing on Facebook and on Twitter @uscsracing

USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour 2017 FINAL STANDINGS:

Pos. Car# Driver Point
1 10m Morgan Turpen 2425
2 9jr Derek Hagar 2407
3 14m Jordon Mallett 2405
4 10 Terry Gray 2360
5 26 Marshall Skinner 2152
6 28 Jeff Willingham 2080
7 38 Tony Agin 2060
8 42 Andy McElhannon 1690
9 88 Tim Crawley 1496
10 47 Dale Howard 1353
11 07 Brandon Taylor 1347
12 44 Ronny Howard 1236
13 44c Chase Howard 1204
14 27 Curt Terrell 1126
15 40 Howard Moore 1106
16 99 Don Warren 1074
17 61 Cody Howard 882
18 24D Danny Sams III 853
19 93 Jake Knight 850
20 12m Greg Merritt 802
Tie 1s Joey Schmidt 802
22 39 Brad Bowden 797
23 01 Shane Morgan 783
24 10k Dewayne White 756
25 3 Sammy Swindell 716
26 29a Kyle Amerson 692
27 88r Cody Gardner 691
28 1a Lee Moore 600
29 4 Danny Smith 582
30 13 Todd Fayard 554
31 33 Joe Larkin 526
32 91a Ernie Ainsworth 513
33 21 Butch David 496
34 b52 Bill Mason 440
35 94 Jeff Swindell 390
36 31 Justin Webb 389
37 16 Anthony Nicholson 372
38 25 Ray Bugg 360
39 8z Zach Pringle 352
40 88 Brandon Blendon 348
41 92 Nick Woolsey 340
42 d6 Dakota Gaines 324
43 95 Matt Covington 295
44 1x Gary Taylor 286
Tie 5d Zach Daum 286
46 67 Brian Thomas 278
47 29 Chad Jones 274
48 83 Bob Auld 272
49 09 Timmy Thrash 270
50 23 Lance Moss 266
51 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 263
52 21b Brandon McLain 262
Tie 14 Tony Stewart 262
54 22 Travis Senter 258
55 84 Brandon Hanks 252
56 17w Harli White 244
57 83 Curt Schumacher 236
58 29w Wade Woolsey 232
59 01T Brandon Olson 230
Tie 52 Cody Karl 230
Tie 23 Seth Bergman 230
62 55 Donny Howard 226
63 121 Jan Howard 210
64 21b Brandon Hinkle 200
Tie 2one Kevin Hinkle 200
66 3g Garrett Green 136
67 00 Tristan Lee 134
68 21 Aubrey Black 132
Tie 14b Bo Barber 132
Tie 22 Shawn Murray 132
71 15j Jeremy Middleton 128
72 6 Sean Hosey 126
73 44x Marty Meredith 116
Tie 11 Michael Hampton 116
75 24 Nathan Brown 114
76 17 Jacob Necaise 112
77 11 Mike Hampton 108
78 12b Don Ryder 100
Tie 7d Dylan DeJournett 100
Tie 43jr Richard Beasley Jr 100
Tie 32x Robert Richardson 100
Tie 29s Rusty Stanford 100

USCS Deep South Thunder 2017 FINAL STANDING:

Pos. Car# Driver Point
1 10m Morgan Turpen 2420
2 14m Jordon Mallett 2410
3 10 Terry Gray 2331
4 28 Jeff Willingham 2034
5 38 Tony Agin 1802
6 9jr Derek Hagar 1230
7 26 Marshall Skinner 1213
8 24D Danny Sams III 1128
9 99 Don Warren 1102
10 42 Andy McElhannon 985
11 67 Brian Thomas 936
12 88 Tim Crawley 918
13 47 Dale Howard 894
14 1a Lee Moore 877
15 29a Kyle Amerson 846
16 1s Joey Schmidt 818
17 07 Brandon Taylor 806
18 13 Todd Fayard 794
19 01 Shane Morgan 783
20 93 Jake Knight 738
21 21 Butch David 704
22 4 Danny Smith 603
23 44 Ronny Howard 598
24 44c Chase Howard 590
25 14 Tony Stewart 564
26 1x Scott Hunter 558
27 61 Cody Howard 528
28 33 Joe Larkin 512
29 21b Brandon McLain 510
30 27 Curt Terrell 494
31 83 Bob Auld 454
32 52 Bill Mason 440
33 40 Howard Moore 426
34 43 Terry Witherspoon 408
35 22 Shawn Murray 368
36 12m Greg Merritt 362
37 99 Tanner Witherspoon 356
38 88 Brandon Blendon 348
Tie 3g Garrett Green 348
40 14 Tyler Clem 304
41 10b Mitch Brown 292
42 3a AJ Maddox 287
43 1x Gary Taylor 286
44 82 Matt Kurtz 284
45 21k Thomas Kennedy 279
46 91a Ernie Ainsworth 278
47 83 Mark Ruel Jr 272
48 09 Timmy Thrash 270
49 10k Dewayne White 268
Tie 43m Michael Miller 268
51 16 Anthony Nicholson 266
Tie 24 Danny Martin Jr 266
53 89 Robby Stillwaggon 263
54 29 Jeff Oliver 254
Tie 116 Nick Snyder 254
Tie 1 Tyler Cross 254
57 22g Johnny Gilbertson 248
58 17w Harli White 244
59 6s Robbie Smith 240
60 83 Curt Schumacher 236
61 34 Darren Orth 234
62 01T Brandon Olson 230
Tie 52 Cody Karl 230
Tie m1 Micha McCall 230
65 8z Zach Pringle 220
66 1 Matt Carr 218
67 d6 Dakota Gaines 214
68 121 Jan Howard 210
69 21b Brandon Hinkle 200
Tie 2one Kevin Hinkle 200
71 3 Sammy Swindell 158
72 39 Brad Bowden 151
73 88r Cody Gardner 148
74 5w Ryan Coniam 144
75 00 Tristan Lee 134
76 0x Clint Weiss 132
77 21 Aubrey Black 130
78 15j Jeremy Middleton 128
79 sr4 Charlie Sweetser 126
Tie 55 Donny Howard 126
81 92 Nick Woolsey 124
82 44x Marty Meredith 116
83 17 Jacob Necaise 112
84 29w Wade Woolsey 110
85 14b Bo Barber 106
86 111 Brandon Grubaugh 100
Tie 20 Frank Carlsson 100
Tie 43jr Richard Beasley Jr 100
Tie 29s Rusty Stanford 100
Tie 23 Seth Bergman 100

Photo/Caption 10m: Past USCS presented by K&N Filters National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, TN captured both the2017 USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour and 2017 USCS Deep South Thunder Tour regional series titles

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour to open season and USCS Winter Heat mini-series on February 9th and 10th at Bubba Raceway Park

Atlanta, GA – November 24, 2017 - The Fayetteville, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars will open their 2018 (and 22nd) season on Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The events will also be Round #1mand Round #2 events of the inaugural USCS Winter Heat Series. The USCS winged sprint cars co-headline the two-day weekend of open wheeled racing action at the semi-banked three-eighths mile D-shaped oval track with the Powri National Midgets in their first-ever appearance at the speedway.

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 their share of the over $25,000 in posted cash prize winnings plus contingency awards. Over $4,000 is possible including Friday night’s preliminary USCS sprint car main event win and by also arriving first in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after Saturday night’s 30-lap Championship final as well.

The event is expected to draw some of the top 360 winged sprint car drivers from at least ten to twelve states seeking warmer climates for the earliest scheduled racing of the 2018 season. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Winter Heat event at Bubba Raceway Park will kick off a full month of racing opportunities for 360 winged sprint car teams including two more weekends of the new six race USCS Winter Heat Series of events.

After the opening weekend of the USCS Winter Heat Series 2018 events at Bubba Raceway Park, the mini-series picks back up with Rounds #3 and #4 at Southern Raceway in Milton, Florida on Friday and Saturday, February 23rd and 24th. The events are part of Southern Raceway’s annual Winternationals. This will be a return for the USCS sprint cars to the ¼ mile dirt oval near Pensacola, Florida after an absence of more than a decade.

On the weekend following the Southern Raceway events the USCS traveling winged sprint contingent invades Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Friday, March 2nd as headliners of the 2nd Annual Hub City 100 with Round #5 of the USCS Winter Heat Series. The race is also the season opener for the track.

On the following night, Saturday, March 3rd, Magnolia Motor Speedway’s 3/8 mile clay oval in Columbus, Mississippi will play host to the USCS winged sprint car teams fir their portion of the 9th annual Frostbuster 150. Fans will get a chance to see who can reach the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane first after besting the contingent of talent challenging the Mag’s famed “Black Ice” surface in the Round #6 USCS Winter Heat Series 2018 Finale. A Champion of the six-race early season mini-series will then be crowned.

At each of these USCS Winter Heat Series tracks fans will be treated to a full program of USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car racing plus support divisions for an action packed evening at each facility. Race teams and race fans, please stay tuned for the full details for each event coming over the next few weeks.

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.

 

 

Jordon Mallett claims USCS Oultaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 2017 sprint car National Championship

Atlanta, GA – November 24, 2017 – Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas will wear the crown as the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion of the twenty-first and 2017 racing season. The young sprint car driver made six visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane as the series feature winner during 2017. Mallett had 24 top five finishes and a total of 34 top ten finishes while he used a record of perfect attendance during the forty events to accumulate the most Championship points. Mallett will collect top honors in two dirt divisions of the USCS points system including the USCS Southern Thunder regional dirt series as well. He finished in second place in the USCS Deep South Thunder Tour and in third place in the USCS Mid-South regional series standings. Mallett finished the National title chase with 5726 National Championship points.

Eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who had 5601 points followed Mallett in the runner-up position in the final standings. Gray also had a solid season with 18 top five finishes and the results found him 32 times in the top ten. As a team owner he faired even better, as his team-mate Morgan Turpen had a series leading nine wins.

In addition to her nine wins, the two-time and the defending series Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee had 22 of her finishes in the top five and she had 32 top ten finishes to earn enough points with 5142 points to place her third in the final National point standings although she missed four events. Turpen, who was the series 2010 Rookie of the Year, additionally continued four straight seasons of Championship runs as she did garner titles in both the tough USCS Mid-South and the new USCS Deep South regional series.


The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi finished the 2017 season in fourth position. He will also collect fourth place honors in the USCS Deep South Thunder regional series to go with a top five (5th) in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour and sixth place honors in the USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series during the January USCS banquet in Atlanta.

Ft. Myers, Florida’s traveling sprint car racer Tony Agin possibly towed the most miles to USCS 2017 events in his first full season as a United Sprint Car Series regular. Agin improved on past season performances and garnered enough Championship points along the way to finish in fifth place in the National point standings. Agin will also receive accolades as the fifth-place finisher in the new USCS Deep South Thunder Tour portion of the schedule. He finished sixth in the
USCS Southern Thunder and seventh in the USCS Mid-South regional series as well.

Veteran USCS driver, Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia finished in sixth place in the National point standings. Thomas also finished in the top five in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour standings in fourth place after a string of top ten finishes and a perfect attendance record in that regional series.

Seventeen-year-old Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia, who was the 2013 UCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint Rookie of the Year, garnered the 2017 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Rookie of the Year honors. The award goes annually to the driver who has earned the most Championship points during their first season of competition prior to competing in 25 sprint car events. Taylor had a couple of top five and seven top ten finishes. Taylor also had some other impressive runs that resulted in DNF’s for mechanical reasons or he would have finished even higher. The USCS sprint car Rookie of the Year also pulled double duty some nights and had enough points in the USS Mini Sprints to finish sixth in the standings and pick up a win as well.at Senoia Raceway.

The 2016 USCS “Rookie of the Year”, fifteen-year-old Danny Sams III from Northport, Florida had a pair of top five finishes in second place and 13 top ten finishes to finish in eighth place in the final National standings while garnering ninth place in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series. The talented young gun would have possibly finished much higher after a third-place finish in 2016 in the National standings, but, a mid-season engine failure kept him out of competition for several weeks.

The 2013 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas placed ninth in the USCS 2017 National standings, Hagar raced primarily in the Mid-South regional series but, ventured out several times and collected six 2017 feature wins in USCS competition along the way. He had 13 top five and 14 top 10 finishes on the season as well. Hagar finished in second place in the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series just 19 points behind USCS Mid-South Champion Morgan Turpen. He also finished in sixth place in the new USCS Deep South regional series.

Veteran USCS competitor Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia who mostly competed in the Southern Thunder region, also joined the field for several Mid-South regional series weekends. Larkin drove his #33 Mark Brock wrenched sprint car to a top ten finish////y in the USCS National point standings in tenth place. Larkin also finished in the eighth position in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour title chase.

In summary after 40 completed events: One hundred and twenty-five different drivers competed in the forty 21st anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters events. A record setting seventeen different drivers won during 2017 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main events. Those included Morgan Turpen, who led the series victory column with nine wins. The 2017 National Champion Jordon Mallett and the 2013 Champ, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas followed her with six wins each. Past series Champions Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas and Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas were among a group of two-time winners to follow them. That group also included New Jersey’s Robbie Stillwaggon, Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina and Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who made two visits each to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.

Nine other drivers collected one feature win during the 2017 season including six-time 2016 winner Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington who won on night one of the season finale at Bubba Raceway Park on November 10th and sprint car racing legend and 3-time World of Outlaws Champion Sammy Swindell from Germantown, Tennessee at Lexington 104 Speedway.

Seven other drivers got their first USCS sprint car win in 2017 including: 3-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Tony Stewart, from Columbus, Indiana at Bubba Raceway Parl. Young gun Tyler Clem from Tampa, Florida also won at Bubba Raceway Park on the same weekend. Andy McElhannon from Hernando, Mississippi won at Columbus (MS) Speedway. Rookie contender Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina won at Lancaster (SC) Speedway. Dale Howard from Byhalia, Mississippi and Travis Senter picked up their career-first win at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas during the USCS Fall Nationals. Sunbury, Pennsylvania/s Mark Smith put a cap on the 21st USCS racing season by winning the finale at Bubba Raceway Park.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.]

The 2018 (22nd Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Friday d Saturday, February 9th and 10th. A full schedule of 2018 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.

United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Championship Final Point Standings:

Pos Car # Name Points
1 14m Jordon Mallett 5726
2 10 Terry Gray 5601
3 10m Morgan Turpen 5142
4 28 Jeff Willingham 4333
5 38 Tony Agin 4165
6 67 Brian Thomas 3112
7 07 Brandon Taylor 2911
8 24D Danny Sams III 2775
9 9jr Derek Hagar 2646
10 33 Joe Larkin 2566
11 1x Scott Hunter 2349
12 26 Marshall Skinner 2152
13 42 Andy McElhannon 1937
14 83 Bob Auld 1876
15 1s Joey Schmidt 1836
16 99 Don Warren 1738
17 47 Eric Riggins Jr 1687
18 67 Jake McLain 1680
19 47 Dale Howard 1656
20 4 Danny Smith 1625
21 43 Terry Witherspoon 1611
22 23 Lance Moss 1513
23 88 Tim Crawley 1496
24 21b Brandon McLain 1402
25 27 Curt Terrell 1334
26 44 Ronny Howard 1236
27 44c Chase Howard 1204
28 29a Kyle Amerson 1200
29 99 Tanner Witherspoon 1192
30 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 1171
31 22 Shawn Murray 1116
32 40 Howard Moore 1106
33 1a Lee Moore 1077
34 29 Jeff Oliver 985
35 61 Cody Howard 882
36 93 Jake Knight 850
37 3g Garrett Green 844
38 116 Nick Snyder 835
39 12m Greg Merritt 802
40 39 Brad Bowden 797
41 13 Todd Fayard 794
42 01 Shane Morgan 783
43 82 Matt Kurtz 776
44 24 Danny Martin Jr 767
45 10k Dewayne White 756
Tie 83 Mark Ruel Jr 756
47 3 Sammy Swindell 716
48 21 Butch David 704
49 88r Cody Gardner 691
50 14b Bo Barber 660
51 8 Dan Jones 630
52 14 Tony Stewart 564
53 14 Tyler Clem 560
54 44 Trey Starks 561
55 10b Mitch Brown 553
56 67x Matt Linder 538
57 3a AJ Maddox 517
58 91a Ernie Ainsworth 513
59 58 Nathan Emig 494
60 59 III Johnny Petrozelle 470
61 25 Ray Bugg 468
62 34 Darren Orth 464
63 6s Robbie Smith 452
64 b52 Bill Mason 440
65 111 Brandon Grubaugh 416
66 07 Johnny Bridges 394
Tie 43m Michael Miller 394
68 21 Aubrey Black 390
Tie 94 Jeff Swindell 390
70 31 Justin Webb 389
71 16 Anthony Nicholson 372
72 22g Johnny Gilbertson 354
73 8z Zach Pringle 352
74 88 Brandon Blendon 348
75 92 Nick Woolsey 340
76 1 Matt Carr 330
77 d6 Dakota Gaines 324
78 24 Terry McCarl 305
79 95 Matt Covington 295
80 1x Gary Taylor 286
Tie 5d Zach Daum 286
82 21k Thomas Kennedy 279
83 w20 Greg Wilson 282
84 29 Chad Jones 274
85 5w Ryan Coniam 270
Tie 09 Timmy Thrash 270
87 m1 Mark Smith 260
88 22 Travis Senter 258
89 1 Tyler Cross 254
90 84 Brandon Hanks 252
91 17w Harli White 244
92 0x Clint Weiss 240
93 83 Curt Schumacher 236
94 29w Wade Woolsey 232
95 01T Brandon Olson 230
Tie 52 Cody Karl 230
Tie 1 Micha McCall 230
Tie 23 Seth Bergman 230
99 55 Donny Howard 226
Tie 6 Sean Hosey 226
101 43m AJ Parrish 220
102 121 Jan Howard 210
103 12b Bryan Eckley 206
104 21b Brandon Hinkle 200
Tie c4 Jim Shuster 200
Tie 2one Kevin Hinkle 200
Tie 49 Mallie Shuster 200
108 00 Tristan Lee 134
109 15j Jeremy Middleton 128
110 sr4 Charlie Sweetser 126
111 4 iv Bronzie Lawson IV 120
Tie 5s Sonny Stroud 120
113 X Bill Moore 116
Tie 44x Marty Meredith 116
Tie 11 Michael Hampton 116
116 24 Nathan Brown 114
117 17 Jacob Necaise 112
118 11 Mike Hampton 108
119 12b Don Ryder 100
Tie 7d Dylan DeJournett 100
Tie 20 Frank Carlsson 100
Tie 43t Gavin Thomas 100
Tie 43jr Richard Beasley Jr 100
Tie 32x Robert Richardson 100
Tie 29s Rusty Stanford 100

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

Photo/Caption $14; Arkansas' Jordon Mallett captured the 2017 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Championship at the end of 40 events.(USCS Photo).

 

 

USCS Talladega event on Saturday, November 18th is cancelled!

Cancelled...The USCS "Shootout at the Short Track" scheduled for this coming Saturday, November 18th at Talladega Short Track (www.talladegashorttrack.com) has been cancelled due to the forecast of incoming rain. With rain chances in the 70-90% range from all weather services predicted for Saturday afternoon and evening, "We feel like the best decision is to save everyone the time and added expense of traveling into the area and have just decided to head off the situation. We have watched ther weather forecast for a week and it has stayed the same with increasing rain chances". stated track owner Lynn Phillips and USCS (www.uscsracing.com) Founder and President Pete Walton. At this late date, and having already rescheduled the event twice from its original race date of October 7th it will not be re-scheduled at Talladega Short Track for this same event in 2017. This was to be the season finale for USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and presented by K&N Filters, the www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprints and for Talladega Short Track. Two USCS dates have already been confirmed at Talladwga short Track in 2018. As a side note The United Sprint Car Series held it first-ever event at Talladega Short Track on April 25, 1997 won by eleven-time series Champion Terry Gray. “We would like to thank everyone including drivers, team members, fans, sponsors and racing facilities associated with USCS for their support in 2017 and we look forward to an exciting 2018. We would at this time like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving holiday and rest of the year”, Concluded USCS President Pete Walton. For updated USCS schedules , rules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com USCS also has a social media presence on Facebook with their page at USCS Racing and on Twitter at @uscsracing.

 

 

Pennsylvanian Mark Smith bests strong USCS field at Bubba Raceway Park in USCS Florida State Race 2017 finale

Ocala, FLORIDA - November 11, 2017 – Mark Smith from Sunbury, Pennsylvania raced from the K&N Filters Pole Position into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane on Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park in the 3rd annual 2017 United Sprint Car Series Florida State Championship Race 30-lap finale for winged sprint cars. Smith led all thirty circuits around the 3/8 mie semi-banked oval for his first series win. Smith was a surprise unannounced entry on Friday night when he finished a disappointing 21st. He bested a stellar field of 35 entries on Saturday night with drivers from at least ten states entered.

Smith finished ahead of the event’s second night talent laden field including Terry McCarl from Altoona, Iowa, who was the runner-up for the second night in a row in the Championship final. The 2016 and two-time Top Gun Sprints Champion, Matt Kurtz from Jacksonville, Florida followed in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place to represent his home-state in a respectable manner after winning the evening’s Butlerbuilt Third Heat Race. Kurtz was followed across the finish line by veteran National Sprint Car Hall of Famer and 2017 Ohio Sprint Car Series Champion, Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio in fourth place. The previous night’s winner, Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington, who Championed the inaugural USCS Florida State Championship Race in 2015, charged from fourteenth starting position to complete the top five finishers in the 2017 finale and garner the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

Brandon, Florida’s A.J. Maddox led the next group in sixth place. Maddox was running in the third position behind Mark Smith and McCarl when he had a right rear tire go flat during the lap eleven red flag period for Mark Ruel’s turn four accident. Maddox went to the pits and got another tire to return to action prior to the re-start at the tail-end of the field to charge back to sixth place. He was followed by home-track hero and 2017 BRP USCS Spring Speed Xplosion prelim winner, Tyler Clem from Tampa, Florida in seventh place. The 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, 15-year-old Danny Sams III from Northport, Florida followed in eighth place and the 2016 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year and another Ohio traveler, Greg Wilson from Benton Ridge, Ohio was ninth after starting seventeenth. The defending USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion from Cordova, Tennessee, Morgan Turpen rallied from an eighteenth place starting position to round out the top ten drivers.

Shawn Murray from Jacksonville, Florida kicked off the evening’s winged sprint car action with a win in the USCS Mystery Dash. USCS National points leader, Jordon Mallett bested the six-car, six-lap USCS Hoosier Tire Speed Dash that includes the top six cars from the previous event’s main event finish.

Heat race victories went to Danny Sams III in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Mark Smith in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. The Butlerbuilt third heat checkers was claimed by Matt Kurtz. The Schoenfeld Headers fourth heat was won by Mark Ruel, Jr. from Jacksonville, Florida. The fifth and final Pro Shocks heat race was won by young gun A.J. Maddox.

The first of two B-Main wins went to veteran Tampa, Florida racer, Robbie Smith. Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas who is the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National points leader, won the second B-Main. The K&N Filters Pole Award and pole position was garner by Mark Smith after he earned the most passing points, then had first heat winner Danny Sams III draw a zero in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing. Trey Starks as previously mentioned earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger award after passing nine cars in the main event.

The next USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event is set for Saturday night November 18th at famed Talladega Short Track a.k.a. the Hornet’s Nest in Eastaboga, Alabama in the season finale for both the series and the track. For info on Talladega Short track PLEASE VISIT WWW.TALLADEGASHORTTRACK.COM For updated schedules and other USCS info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series 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 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.]


USCS Outlaw Thuunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car results for the USCS Florida State Championship Race finale at Bubba Raceway Park on SATURDAY, November 11, 2017

Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 24d-Danny Sams III[1] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray[2] ; 3. 14c-Tyler Clem[5] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 5. 43t-Gavin Thomas[6] ; 6. 83-Bob Auld[3] ; 7. c4-Jim Shuster[4]

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. m1-Mark Smith[4] ; 2. 29o-Jeff Oliver[1] ; 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen[3] ; 4. 14m-Jordon Mallett[5] ; 5. 67m-Jake McLain[2] ; 6. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[6] ; 7. 28-Jeff Willingham[7]

Butlerbuilt Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 82-Matt Kurtz[2] ; 2. 24-Terry McCarl[6] ; 3. 38-Tony Agin[1] ; 4. 12b-Brian Eckley[4] ; 5. 07-Brandon Taylor[3] ; 6. 59III-Johnny Petrozelle[7] ; 7. 49-Mallie Shuster[5]

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 4 - (8 Laps)
1. 83R-Mark Ruel Jr[1] ; 2. 67t-Brian Thomas[2] ; 3. 43-Terry Witherspoon[5] ; 4. 44-Trey Starks[6] ; 5. 116-Nick Snyder[7] ; 6. 22-Shawn Murray[3] ; 7. g6-Brandon Grubaugh[4]

Pro Shocks Heat 5 - (8 Laps)
1. 3a-AJ Maddox[4] ; 2. 24jr-Danny Martin Jr[1] ; 3. 6s-Robbie Smith[2] ; 4. w20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 5. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[5] ; 6. 33-Joe Larkin[3] ; 7. 14b-Bo Barber[7]

Hoosier Tire Speed DASH - (6 Laps)
1. 14m-Jordon Mallett[1] ; 2. 24-Terry McCarl[3] ; 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen[2] ; 4. 44-Trey Starks[4] ; 5. w20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 6. 24d-Danny Sams III[6]

Mystery Dash - (6 Laps)
1. 22-Shawn Murray[1] ; 2. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[3] ; 3. 83-Bob Auld[4] ; 4. 14b-Bo Barber[2]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 6s-Robbie Smith[2] ; 2. w20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 3. 07-Brandon Taylor[6] ; 4. 12b-Brian Eckley[4] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[3] ; 6. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[7] ; 7. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[5] ; 8. 22-Shawn Murray[8] ; 9. g6-Brandon Grubaugh[11] ; 10. 28-Jeff Willingham[9] ; 11. 49-Mallie Shuster[10]

B-Main 2 - (12 Laps)
1. 14m-Jordon Mallett[2] ; 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen[1] ; 3. 116-Nick Snyder[3] ; 4. 67m-Jake McLain[6] ; 5. 59III-Johnny Petrozelle[5] ; 6. 33-Joe Larkin[8] ; 7. 83-Bob Auld[7] ; 8. 43t-Gavin Thomas[4] ; 9. 14b-Bo Barber[9] ; 10. c4-Jim Shuster[10]

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
m1-Mark Smith[1] ; 2. 24-Terry McCarl[3] ; 3. 82-Matt Kurtz[4] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[9] ; 5. 44-Trey Starks[14] ; 6. 3a-AJ Maddox[2] ; 7. 14c-Tyler Clem[7] ; 8. 24d-Danny Sams III[5] ; 9. w20-Greg Wilson[17] ; 10. 10m-Morgan Turpen[18] ; 11. 14m-Jordon Mallett[16] ; 12. 07-Brandon Taylor[19] ; 13. 43-Terry Witherspoon[8] ; 14. 67m-Jake McLain[22] ; 15. 38-Tony Agin[24] ; 16. 33-Joe Larkin[25] ; 17. 24jr-Danny Martin Jr[13] ; 18. 83R-Mark Ruel Jr[6] ; 19. 10-Terry Gray[10] ; 20. 29o-Jeff Oliver[12] ; 21. 28-Jeff Willingham[23] ; 22. 67t-Brian Thomas[11] ; 23. 12b-Brian Eckley[21] ; 24. 6s-Robbie Smith[15] ; 25. 116-Nick Snyder[20]

Did not start A-Main: 99-Tanner Witherspoon; 47-Eric Riggins, Jr.; 22-Shawn Murray; g6-Brandon Grubaugh; 49-Mallie Schuster; 59III-Johnny Petroozelle; 83-Bob Auld; 43t-Gavin Thomas; 14b-Bo Barber; c4-Jim Shuster.

United Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Jordon Mallett
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Danny Sams III
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Mark Smith
Butlerbuilt Thiird Heat: Matt Kurtz
K&N Filters Pole Award: Mark Smith
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd Place) Matt Kurtz
PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award: (4th Place) Danny Smith
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Matt Kurtz
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: ( Trey Starks started 14th and finished 5th)
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: A.J. Maddox
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Tyler Clem
DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Danny Sams III
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Morgan Turpen



MINI SPRINTS: Florida State Challenge event for the Florida Mini Sprint Action series vs. the RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprints results at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday, November 11, 2017:

Hoosier Tire Speed DASH - (6 Laps)
77-Robbie Smith[1] ; 2. 45-Kenny Brewer[4] ; 3. 71-John Craddock[2] ; 4. 66-Robby Hoffman[5] ; 5. 86-Russell Heider[6] ; 6. 11s-Ian Schroeder[3]

Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 67-David Hall[1] ; 2. 3-Trynt Lloyd[5] ; 3. 8-Eddie Moss[7] ; 4. 1z-Bobby Zaiontz[6] ; 5. 19-Jim Kradel[4] ; 6. 30-John Crowder[8] ; 7. 14-Scott Barberis[3] ; 8. 24-Ken Penta[2]

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 45-Kenny Brewer[6] ; 2. 730-Conner Morrell[1] ; 3. 71-John Craddock[5] ; 4. 17-Austin Craddock[7] ; 5. 64-Adam Barnes[2] ; 6. 88-AJ Parrish[4] ; 7. 33-Don Quinn[3] ; 8. 12n-Richard Nash[8]

www.rockauto.com Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 77-Robbie Smith[2] ; 2. 66-Robby Hoffman[1] ; 3. 86-Russell Heider[3] ; 4. 11s-Ian Schroeder[6] ; 5. 52r-Jim McNulty[4] ; 6. 1c-Carson Canady[5] ; 7. 22-Lee Gruber[7] ; 8. 68-Dirk Miller[8]


FMSA series vs. www.rockauto.com USCS mini Sprint A-Main - (20 Laps)
66-Robby Hoffman[9] ; 2. 77-Robbie Smith[3] ; 3. 45-Kenny Brewer[6] ; 4. 71-John Craddock[1] ; 5. 11s-Ian Schroeder[11] ; 6. 17-Austin Craddock[7] ; 7. 730-Conner Morrell[8] ; 8. 67-David Hall[2] ; 9. 8-Eddie Moss[4] ; 10. 86-Russell Heider[12] ; 11. 1z-Bobby Zaiontz[10] ; 12. 30-John Crowder[13] ; 13. 33-Don Quinn[20] ; 14. 19-Jim Kradel[14] ; 15. 14-Scott Barberis[19] ; 16. 52r-Jim McNulty[15] ; 17. 1c-Carson Canady[17] ; 18. 88-AJ Parrish[18] ; 19. 68-Dirk Miller[23] ; 20. 64-Adam Barnes[16] ; 21. 24-Ken Penta[21] ; 22. 3-Trynt Lloyd[5] ; 23. 22-Lee Gruber[24] ; 24. 12n-Richard Nash[22]​


FMSA series vs www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprint series
Florida State Challenge event RACE AWARDS:

K&N Filters Pole Award:
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: David Hall
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Kenny Brewer
Butlerbuilt Third Heat: Robbie Smith
K&N Filters Podium Award: (3rd place) Award: John Craddock
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Robby Hoffman
PRO Shocks Champions Choice Award: (1st place) Robby hoffman
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Austin Craddock
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Conner Morrell
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: David Hall
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Russell Heider

 

 

Trey Starks shows the way around Bubba Raceway Park in USCS Florida State Race night #1

Ocala, FLORIDA - November 10, 2017 – Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington picked up where he left of on his last visit to Bubba Raceway Park by racing from the K&N Filters Pole Position into the www.rockauto.com USC Victory Lane on Friday night in the night one 25-lap main event for the United Sprint Car Series Series at BRP. Starks led all circuits around the 3/8 mie semi-banked oval for his first series win of the season in the USCS Florida State Championship Race prelim. Starks won the final during the first annual event in 2015. The Washington state young gun had to best a 37 car field of entries from 10 states for th win. It was S10th and career 30th sprint car victory

Starks finished ahead of a talent laden field including runner-up Terry McCarl from Altoona, Iowa. Defending USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion from Cordova, Tennessee followed in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place followed by current USCS National points leader and the 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas. World of Outlaws 2016 Rookie of the Year and WOO regular Greg Wilson from Benton Ridge, Ohio rounded out the top five drivers.

The 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, 15-year-old Danny Sams III from Northport, Florida led the next group in sixth place followed by Mark Ruel, Jr. from Jacksonville, Florida in seventh. Johnny Gilbertson from Dover Florida followed in eighth place and 11-time USCS Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in ninth place. Matt Kurtz also from Jacksonville, Florida rallied from a ninteenth place start to round out the top ten drivers.

Heat race victories went to Terry McCarl in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Mark Smith in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. The Schoenfeld third heat checkers was claimed by Johnny Gilbertson.Schoenfeld Headers fourth heat was won by Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia. The fifth and final Pro Shocks heat race was won b veteran Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio. The first B-Main wins went to Terry Gray and Jeff Oliver from Pendergrass, Georgia won the second one. The K&N Filters Pole Award and pole position was garner by Starks after first heat winner, Terry McCarl drew a four inversion for high points earner, Tyler Clem.. Matt Kurtz earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger award after passing nine cars in the main event.

The next USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event is set for Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park in the finals of the USCS Florida State Championship Race. For updated schedules and other USCS info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series 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 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.]

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters
at Bubba Raceway Park on FRIDAY 11-10-2017 results.
Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps) 1x Scott Hunter, 14 Jordon Mallet, 07 Brandon Taylor, 67 Jake McLain, 10 Terry Gray and 43 Terry Witherspoon.

Engler Machine and Tool heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 24-Terry McCarl[1] ; 2. w20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 3. 6s-Robbie Smith[5] ; 4. g6-Brandon Grubaugh[2] ; 5. 10-Terry Gray[7] ; 6. 67-Jake McLain[6] ; 7. 33-Joe Larkin[4] ; 8. 14b-Bo Barber[8]
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. m1-Mark Smith[3] ; 2. 14c-Tyler Clem[7] ; 3. 29-Jeff Oliver[2] ; 4. 1x-Scott Hunter[5] ; 5. 22-Shawn Murray[6] ; 6. 12b-Brian Eckley[8] ; 7. 28-Jeff Willingham[4] ; 8. 49-Mallie Shuster[1]
Schoenfeld heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 22G-Johnny Gilbertson[1] ; 2. 23-Trey Starks[4] ; 3. 38-Tony Agin[3] ; 4. 07-Brandon Taylor[5] ; 5. 116-Nick Snyder[7] ; 6. 82-Matt Kurtz[6] ; 7. 83a-Bob Auld[2]
DHR Suspension heat 4 - (8 Laps)
1. 67T-Brian Thomas[1] ; 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen[4] ; 3. 14m-Jordon Mallett[6] ; 4. 4m-Michael Miller[7] ; 5. 43-Terry Witherspoon[3] ; 6. 24jr-Danny Martin Jr[5] ; 7. 3a-AJ Maddox[2]
PRO Shocks heat 5 - (8 Laps)
1. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 2. 24d-Danny Sams III[1] ; 3. 83r-Mark Ruel Jr[5] ; 4. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[4] ; 5. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[3] ; 6. 59III-Johnny Petrozelle[7] ; 7. c4-Jim Shuster[6]
B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 10-Terry Gray[3] ; 2. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[4] ; 3. 82-Matt Kurtz[8] ; 4. 1x-Scott Hunter[2] ; 5. 3a-AJ Maddox[11] ; 6. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[7] ; 7. 38-Tony Agin[1] ; 8. 28-Jeff Willingham[10] ; 9. g6-Brandon Grubaugh[5] ; 10. 59III-Johnny Petrozelle[6] ; 11. c4-Jim Shuster[9] ; 12. 49-Mallie Shuster[12]
B-Main 2 - (12 Laps)
1. 29-Jeff Oliver[1] ; 2. 43-Terry Witherspoon[6] ; 3. 67-Jake McLain[7] ; 4. 33-Joe Larkin[9] ; 5. 12b-Brian Eckley[5] ; 6. 07-Brandon Taylor[2] ; 7. 83a-Bob Auld[10] ; 8. 14b-Bo Barber[11] ; 9. 116-Nick Snyder[3] ; 10. 22-Shawn Murray[4] ; 11. 24jr-Danny Martin Jr[8]
A-Main - (25 Laps)
1. 23-Trey Starks[1] ; 2. 24-Terry McCarl[7] ; 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen[5] ; 4. 14m-Jordon Mallett[6] ; 5. w20-Greg Wilson[10] ; 6. 24d-Danny Sams III[14] ; 7. 83r-Mark Ruel Jr[12] ; 8. 22G-Johnny Gilbertson[8] ; 9. 10-Terry Gray[15] ; 10. 82-Matt Kurtz[19] ; 11. 67T-Brian Thomas[9] ; 12. 67-Jake McLain[20] ; 13. 4m-Michael Miller[13] ; 14. 43-Terry Witherspoon[18] ; 15. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[17] ; 16. 07-Brandon Taylor[25] ; 17. 14c-Tyler Clem[4] ; 18. 29-Jeff Oliver[16] ; 19. 38-Tony Agin[23] ; 20. 1x-Scott Hunter[21] ; 21. m1-Mark Smith[3] ; 22. 6s-Robbie Smith[11] ; 23. 33-Joe Larkin[22] ; 24. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 25. 28-Jeff Willingham[24]

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Scott Hunter
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry McCarl
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Mark Smith
K&N Filters Pole Award: Trey Starks
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (2nd Place) Terry McCarl
PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award: (3rd Place) Morgan Turpen
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Morgan Turpen
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award:.Matt Kurtz (started 19th and finished 10th)
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Danny Sams III
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Mark Ruel, Jr.
DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Johnny Gilbertson
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Matt Kurtz

FMSA vs. RockAuto.com USCS Mini Sprints resuts Bubba Raceway Park 11/10/17
Engler Machine and Tool heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 11s-Ian Schroeder[2] ; 2. 71j-John Craddock[7] ; 3. 88-AJ Parrish[3] ; 4. 1c-Carson Canady[4] ; 5. 1-Bobby Zaiontz[5] ; 6. 30-John Crowder[8] ; 7. 24-Ken Penta[6] ; 8. 8-Eddie Moss[1]
Brown and Miller Racing Products 2nd heat (8 Laps)
1. 77-Robbie Smith[8] ; 2. 66-Robby Hoffman[3] ; 3. 45-Kenny Brewer[2] ; 4. 71a-Austin Craddock[7] ; 5. 730-Gregg Jones[1] ; 6. 28-Conner Morrell[5] ; 7. 67-David Hall[6] ; 8. 14-Scott Barberis[4]
Rockauto.com heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 86-Russell Heider[1] ; 2. 3-Trynt Lloyd[5] ; 3. 68-Dirk Miller[2] ; 4. 07-Brandon Taylor[3] ; 5. 33-Don Quinn[6] ; 6. 52r-Jim McNulty[4] ; 7. 19-Jim Kradel[7] ; 8. 12n-Richard Nash[8]
Hoosier Speed Dash (5 Laps)
1. 07-Brandon Taylor[1] ; 2. 1-Bobby Zaiontz[3] ; 3. 28-Conner Morrell[2] ; 4. 88-AJ Parrish[4] ; 5. 19-Jim Kradel[5] ; 6. 52r-Jim McNulty[6]
A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 77-Robbie Smith[1] ; 2. 71j-John Craddock[2] ; 3. 11s-Ian Schroeder[4] ; 4. 45-Kenny Brewer[9] ; 5. 66-Robby Hoffman[6] ; 6. 86-Russell Heider[5] ; 7. 68-Dirk Miller[10] ; 8. 67-David Hall[21] ; 9. 1-Bobby Zaiontz[14] ; 10. 71a-Austin Craddock[7] ; 11. 30-John Crowder[15] ; 12. 33-Don Quinn[13] ; 13. 24-Ken Penta[20] ; 14. 19-Jim Kradel[19] ; 15. 28-Conner Morrell[17] ; 16. 14-Scott Barberis[22] ; 17. 07-Brandon Taylor[12] ; 18. 52r-Jim McNulty[18] ; 19. 88-AJ Parrish[8] ; 20. 1c-Carson Canady[11] ; 21. 3-Trynt Lloyd[3] ; 22. 730-Gregg Jones[16] ; 23. 8-Eddie Moss[23] ; 24. 12n-Richard Nash[24]​

www.rockauto.com USCS 600 SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS:
K&N Filters Pole Award: Robbie Smith
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Ian Schroeder
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Robbie Smith
K&N Filters Podium Award: (3rd place) Award: Ian Schoeder
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: David Hall
PRO Shocks Champions Choice Award: (5th place) Robby Hoffman
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Russel Heider
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Dirk Miller
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: David Hall
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Austin Craddock

 

Yep! The big guns are coming….USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline USCS Florida State Sprint Car Championship Race at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, November 10th and 11th

Atlanta, GA – November 3, 20117 - The Fayetteville, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars make only their second 2017 visit to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Friday and Saturday, November 10th and 11th The event is entitled the USCS Florida State Sprint Car Championship Race (2017) . The series’ 120 mile per hour USCS winged Outlaw type sprint cars headline the two-night Veteran’s 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 for Southen superiority.The Friday and Saturday’s racing card will add a third open wheel racing division when the Florida Modlite STARS racing series join the other two open wheel divisions on both nights for their Fall Nationals 2017 as well. Saturday night’s racing card also feature the Florida T.Q. Late Models and the mighty Gladiators division.

The United Sprint Car Series portion of the two-night event will give a driver who can sweep the weekend’s elements an opportunity to pick up nearly $4000 in cash prize winnings plus contingency awards. Friday night’s 20-lap preliminary main event winner will receive a $1500 paycheck upon arriving first in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Saturday night’s 30-lap USCS Championship sprint car finale winner will receive a $2000 paycheck.

The event expects to draw winged sprint car drivers from at least 10 states including most of the series 2017 feature winners. Heading the entry list is the 2015 and 2016 and defending USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee and 11-time USCS Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Also makimg a return to the BRP Speedplant will be the current National points leader and a six-time USCS main event winner in 2017, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas. Mallett is locked in a battle for this years ttile with Gray that looks to be going down to the wire.

The 24-year-old Turpen is expected to be the only female sprint car driverto compete and is the 2017 united Sprint Car Series wins leader with nine trips to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane during the 2017 season. Turpen is an 20-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 including 2015 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 six-time in 2016 he will return to action this weekend with a sweep as his goal.

Twenty-one-year old Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington won the 2015 USCS Florida State Championship Race and is expected to return this week to go for his second USCS Florida State Championship Race title.

In addition to Starks, the USCS regulars and Southeastern sprint car drivers will have two veteran sprint car driving greats to contend with. Multi-time East Bay Raceway Ronald Laney 360 Winter Nationals Champion, Terry Mc Carl from Altoona, Iowa and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer, Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio. McCarl who is a six-time Knoxille (IA) track Champion and four-time Knoxville 360 Nationals Champion will be looking to add to his 300 plus career win total. Smith is the 2017 Ohio Sprint Car Series Champion and Atomic Speedway (Oh) track Champion. Both captured United Sprint Car Series feature wins in 2016.

Another challenge for all of these drivers will be to beat track favorite 15 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 fifteen, won thr March 31st USCS race on its first stop this season. Three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart from Columbus, Indiana won on the following night (April 1st) at BRP this season.

A host of past Rookie of the Year drivers are entered. Those include the 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina as well as The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida and current 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year 15-year-old Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida and current USCS Rookie of the Year points leader, Brandon Tylor from Cumming, are all expected to be 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. In addition, several USCS Mini Sprint 2017 winners including 2016 USCS Mini Sprint Rookie of the Year, Conner Morrell from Bradenton, Florida and Gregg Jones from Navarre, Florida. Also entered is another 2017 winner, 17-year-old Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia who is a recent www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint series Rookie of the Year and will compete in both divisions.

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.

 

 

HAGAR AND SENTER POST FLIP FLOP 50 USCS WINS AT THE DITCH

WEST MEMPHIS, AR – October 21, 2017 - Derek Hagar of Marion, AR won the Flip 25, and Travis Senter of Osceola, AR won the Flop 25 in the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters Flip Flop 50 on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway. The finish of the Flip 25 was inverted, or Flopped, for the second 25-lap main event of the evening.

If Hagar could win the Flop 25 from the 22nd starting spot, he would cash in on the $2000 bonus money posted. Hagar put on a show coming through the field on a multi-groove slick racing surface, but he fell three spots short of doubling up, and took the checkered flag in the fourth spot at the track known as “The Ditch.”

Following Hagar under the checkered flag in the Flip 25 were Cody Gardner of Byhalia, MS in second, and third went to Howard Moore of Memphis, TN. Brad Bowden of Hernando, MS took the fourth spot and USCS National point leader Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR was fifth.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee Danny Smith finished six and Chad Jones of Germantown, TN was seventh. Eighth went to the defending and two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN and Jan Howard of Byhalia, MS was ninth. Brandon Hanks of Burlison, TN rounded out the top ten.

“The track was good tonight, as we could race wherever we wanted to go, or needed to go,” Hager said after winning the Flip 50. “I hope the track stays that way because I’m starting the second race on the tail and I’m going to need all of the racing grooves I can get to come to the front.”

Senter would celebrate his first ever Sprint Car win in the second 25 lapper, with second going to Hanks. Bowden took the third spot in front of Hagar, and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN finished fifth. Moore finished six in the night cap, and Dale Howard of Byhalia, MS took the seventh spot.

“This is great to win my first Sprint Car race,” Senter said. “I’ve won a lot of Mini Sprint races, but never a Sprint Car race until tonight. This is one I’ll never forget.”

Danny Smith finished eighth in the Flop 25, and ninth went to Jan Howard, with Cody Gardner rounding out the top ten.

In preliminary action, the evening’s six-lap Hoosier Speed Dash went to Moore and the winners of the four eight-lap heat races were Hanks in the Engler Machine and Tool first heat, Turpen in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second heat, Hagar in the Schoenfeld Headers third heat, and Justin Webb of Drummonds, TN in the Hero Graphics fourth heat. The 15-lap DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends B-Main was won by Jones.

Kyle Amerson of Matthews, AL was the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race in the Flip 25 after starting 21st and finishing 11th. Hagar was without a doubt the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race in the Flop 25, as he started 22nd and finished fourth.

Smith was the K&N Filters Pole Award winner for the Flip 25 and he took the lead at the start of the race followed by Moore, Hagar, Gardner and Gray. Moore went to the inside in turn one on lap three to power under Smith to take the lead, but that pass was negated by a caution flag when Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA tagged the first turn guard rail.

The restart saw Smith back on the point with Moore, Hagar, Gardner, Turpen, Gray, Bowden, Andy McElhannon of Hernando, MS, Mallett, and Webb in tow coming down for the green flag. Gray spun out of the sixth spot in turn one on the restart. That moved Hanks into the top ten for the next restart.

Moore tried the inside again on lap five to get underneath Smith in turn one to take the lead, and when the lap was completed, it stuck this time. Hagar was able to make the same inside move on Smith in turn one on lap six to take over the second spot. Moore and Hagar were running turns one and two on the bottom groove, and then went top shelf on the cushion in turns three and four.

The third caution flag of the race slowed the field on lap ten when Nathan Brown of Marion, AR spun in turn one. The restart lined up with Moore in the lead followed by Hagar, Gardner, Bowden, Smith, Jones, Turpen, Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR, Mallett, and Hanks in the top ten. When the field went back to green, Moore and Hagar put on a show for the lead.

Hagar took the lead on lap 12, and Moore took the lead back on lap 13. Both drivers swapped grooves on both ends of the race track with Hagar inside and Moore outside in turns one and two, while it was Moore on the inside and Hagar on the outside in turns three and four.

On lap 20, it was Hagar powering around the outside of Moore to take the lead coming off the fourth turn. Hagar would then lead the rest of the way to take the win, and then choose to take Flip Flop Challenge for the big money. Hagar would line up 22nd and last in the starting line-up for the Flop 25.

Skinner took the lead from the third starting spot when the green flag fell to start the Flop 25, with K&N Filters Pole Award winner Dale Howard in second followed by Hanks, Gray and Senter. The field settled into a race pace until lap 11 when the caution flag came out for Webb who collected the leader Skinner, who kept going despite getting airborne in the contact with Webb.

Skinner was able to continue and held the lead for the restart followed by Dale Howard, Hanks, Senter, Gray, Jan Howard, Bowden, Smith, Turpen and Gardner, with Hagar just outside the top ten in 11th. Hagar moved into the tenth spot on lap 15.

Dale Howard and Hanks got together on lap 16, and Senter was there to drive by both of them to take over the second spot. Hanks recovered to remain in third, but Dale Howard lost several positions before he could get back up to full speed. Skinner looked like he had victory in sight with five laps to go, but things can change quickly in a Sprint Car race.

Skinner slowed off the pace on lap 20, as Senter sailed past to take the lead. Skinner would shut down his race car on lap 21 to light up caution bulb with a broken steering, possibly a result of his lap 11 encounter with Webb. Senter lined up as the leader for the five lap dash to the finish followed by Hanks, Bowden, Gray, Hagar, Moore, Dale Howard, Jan Howard, Smith and Gardner in the top ten.

Senter was able to hold to his own in the last five laps of the race, but all eyes were on Hagar, who restarted in the fifth spot. Hagar got by Gray for the fourth spot, but that was all he had in his quest for the Flip Flop Bonus Money.

In other action, Brandon Poppenheimer of Nesbit, MS won the 25-lap United Speed Contest Sanction Open-Wheel Modified feature race. USCS Open-Wheel Modified point leader Hunter Willbanks of Lakeland, TN finished second, and third went to Nathan Brown of Marion, AR. J.C. Waller of Arlington, TN was fourth and Lucas Lee of Paris, TN rounded out the top five.

It was the Texas Two-Step going down in the Rock Auto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprint 25-lap Main Event as Holden Anderson of Montgomery, TX was the winner and second went to Brandon Anderson of Montgomery, TX. Kyle Amerson of Matthews, AL was third, with fourth going to Clayton Robertson of Osceola, AR, and Kyle Carpenter of Baldwyn, MS rounding out the top five.

The next stop for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters will be this Saturday night, October 28 at the track known as “The Hornet’s Nest,” Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE FLIP FLOP 50 AT RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY IN WEST MEMPHIS, AR ON 10/21/17:

FLIP 25-LAP FEATURE RACE:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 3 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 2. 5 88r Cody Gardner Byhalia, MS 3. 2 88m Howard Moore Memphis, TN 4. 9 39 Brad Bowden Hernando, MS 5. 10 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 6. 1 4 Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH 7. 15 6 Chad Jones Germantown, TN 8. 7 10n Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 9. 17 10k Jan Howard Byhalia, MS 10. 6 84 Brandon Hanks Burlison, TN 11. 21 29 Kyle Amerson Matthews, AL 12. 4 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 13. 12 22 Travis Senter Osceola, AR 14. 22 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 15. 16 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 16. 20 61 Cody Howard Byhalia, MS 17. 14 47 Dale Howard Byhalia, MS 18. 11 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS 19. 13 24 Nathan Brown Marion, AR 20. 19 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 21. 8 31 Justin Webb Drummonds, TN 22. 18 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Moore Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Hanks Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Turpen Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Hagar Hero Graphics Fourth Heat: Webb K&N Filters Pole Award: Smith JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd Place): Moore PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (4th Place): Bowden K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Moore Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Amerson (started 21st and finished 11th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Smith Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Jones DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Turpen DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Hanks

FLOP 25-LAP FEATURE RACE:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 5 22 Travis Senter Osceola, AR 2. 8 84 Brandon Hanks Burlison, TN 3. 14 39 Brad Bowden Hernando, MS 4. 22 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 5. 6 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 6. 15 88m Howard Moore Memphis, TN 7. 1 47 Dale Howard Byhalia, MS 8. 12 4 Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH 9. 9 10k Jan Howard Byhalia, MS 10. 16 88r Cody Gardner Bryant, AR 11. 17 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS 12. 21 91 Ernie Ainsworth Bartlett, TN 13. 13 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 14. 7 29 Kyle Amerson Matthews, AL 15. 18 24 Nathan Brown Marion, AR 16. 11 6 Chad Jones Germantown, TN 17. 3 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 18. 10 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 19. 20 31 Justin Webb Drummonds, TN 20. 4 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 21. 19 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 22. 2 61 Cody Howard Byhalia, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: K&N Filters Pole Award: D. Howard JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (4th Place): Hagar PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (5th Place): Gray K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Bowden Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Hagar (started 22nd and finished 4th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Moore Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: D. Howard DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Smith DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Gardner

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Moore; 2. McElhannon; 3. D. Howard; 4. Mallett; 5. Skinner; 6. Ainsworth.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Hanks; 2. Mallett; 3. D. Howard; 4. Skinner; 5. Jones; 6. Amerson; 7. J. Howard; 8. Greg Merritt, Nesbitt, MS.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Turpen; 2. McElhannon; 3. Gardner; 4. Taylor; 5. C. Howard; 6. Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA; 7. Bugg; 8. Ainsworth.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Moore; 3. Gray; 4. Senter; 5. Willingham; 6. Ronny Howard, Olive Branch, MS; 7. Tony Agin, Fort Myers, FL; 8. Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Hero Graphics Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. Webb; 2. Smith; 3. Bowden; 4. Brown; 5. Donny Howard, Olive Branch, MS; 6. Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL; 7. Chase Howard, Olive Branch, MS.

DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends B-Main (15 Laps): 1. Jones; 2. Skinner; 3. J. Howard; 4. Taylor; 5. Bugg; 6. C. Howard; 7. Amerson; 8. Ainsworth; 9. Merritt; 10. R. Howard; 11. Willingham; 12. Agin; 13. Larkin; 14. Sams; 15. Do. Howard; 16. Ch. Howard; 17. L. Moore.

USCS OUTLAW MODIFIED TOUR RESULTS:

25-LAP A-MAIN:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 99 Brandon Poppenheimer Nesbit, MS 2. 1 10w Hunter Willbanks Lakeland, TN 3. 5 21n Nathan Brown Marion, AR 4. 3 3 J.C. Waller Arlington, TN 5. 4 12 Lucas Lee Paris, TN 6. 13 25 Paul Robinson Tupelo, MS 7. 9 7 Bobby Allen Mason, TN 8. 8 15x Brandon Swindele Brighton, TN 9. 10 0 Jeremy Dalton Holly Springs, MS 10. 11 21v Kyle Vandergriff Marion, AR 11. 12 45n Donald Null Brighton, TN 12. 14 34 Charles Smith Atoka, TN 13. 7 76 Dustin Casselberry Malden, MO 14. 6 6 Dillon Knight Burlison, TN

K&N Filters Power Dash (6 Laps): 1. Waller; 2. Poppenheimer; 3. Lee; 4. Allen; 5. Null; 6. Smith.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Waller; 2. Brown; 3. Lee; 4. Swindele; 5. Dalton; 6. Vandergriff; 7. Robinson.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Willbanks; 2. Poppenheimer; 3. Casselberry; 4. Knight; 5. Allen; 6. Null; 7. Smith.

ROCK AUTO.COM USCS 600 MINI SPRINTS:

20 LAPS A-MAIN:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 6 6a Holden Anderson Montgomery, TX 2. 9 55 Brandon Anderson Montgomery, TX 3. 4 730 Kyle Amerson Matthews, AL 4. 18 69 Clayton Robertson Osceola, AR 5. 7 13 Kyle Carpenter Baldwyn, MS 6. 1 74 Tucker Boulton Brighton, TN 7. 2 1 Bobby Zaiontz Columbus, MS 8. 10 28 Conner Morrell Palmetto, FL 9. 21 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 10. 13 2a James Kelly Clarksville, TN 11. 23 21b Mike Barton Castillion Springs, TN 12. 17 88g Abbie Gatewood Caruthersville, MO 13. 12 17 Alex Lyles Arlington, TN 14. 15 8 Tyler Jones West Memphis, AR 15. 14 D14 Darl Parvin Rienzi, MS 16. 8 0 Leroy Carley Cunningham, TN 17. 3 22 Travis Senter Osceola, AR 18. 20 747 Lane Carr Southaven, MS 19. 5 2 Steven Parker West Memphis, AR 20. 16 88 B.J. Gatewood Caruthersville, MO 21. 11 M14 Mack Mitchell Rienzi, MS 22. 19 5 Ben Browder Adams, TN 23. 22 13L Corey Lowe Sikeston, MO 24. 24 6s Charles Starnes Ledbetter, KY

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Senter; 2. Taylor; 3. Amerson; 4. Morrell; 5. H. Anderson; 6. Parker. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Boulton; 2. Senter; 3. B. Anderson; 4. Mitchell; 5. Kelly; 6. Jones; 7. Carr; 8. Lowe.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Amerson; 2. H. Anderson; 3. Parker; 4. Carpenter; 5. B. Gatewood; 6. Robertson; 7. Starnes; 8. Taylor.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. Zaiontz; 2. Carley; 3. Morrell; 4. Lyles; 5. Parvin; 6. A. Gatewood; 7. Browder; 8. Barton.

 

DALE HOWARD SURVIVES LATE RACE CRASH TO WIN RIVERSIDE USCS FALL NATIONALS MAIN EVENT #1 ON FRIDAY NIGHT
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WEST MEMPHIS, AR - October 20, 2017 - Dale Howard of Byhalia, MS survived a late race crash to come back and win the first night of the USCS Fall Nationals for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters on Friday night at Riverside International Speedway. Howard took the lead on lap 24 of the 25 lap A-Main event after flirting with disaster.

For the first 23 laps of the A-Main, Howard chased early race leader Brandon Hanks of Burlison, TN, with Ernie Ainsworth of Bartlett, TN close behind the top two in the third spot. When Hanks got bogged down in heavy lapped traffic on lap 24, Howard went to the high groove, and Ainsworth dove for the inside in turn one.

The lead trio was three-wide in turn two and hard racing caused contact being made by all three drivers. Hanks was the meat in the Sprint Car sandwich, as Howard hooked him. Hanks spun to the top of the track, hit the outside concrete retaining wall, and flipped on his side to bring out the red flag. Hanks was O.K., but he was done for the night, and gave the lead to Howard for the restart.

Howard pilled away from Ainsworth when the green flag came out, followed by the white flag, and then the checkered flag on the 25th tour. Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR passed Ainsworth for second in the green, white, checkered dash to the finish, and Ainsworth has to settle for third. USCS point leader Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR was fourth, and fifth went to Andy McElhannon of Hernando, MS.

Howard Moore of Memphis, TN started 17th and finished sixth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee Danny Smith of Chillicothe, OH took the seventh spot and Chad Jones of Germantown, TN was eighth. The ninth spot went to Dewayne White of Byhalia, MS and Travis Senter of Osceola, AR rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Howard also won the six-lap Hoosier Race Tire Speed Dash and the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second eight-lap Heat Race. Ainsworth won the Engler Machine and Tool first eight-lap heat race and the Schoenfeld Headers third eight-lap heat race was won by the defending and two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN. Brad Bowden of Hernando, MS rallied from the 12th starting spot to win the 15-lap B-Main Race.

The 2017 Riverside International Speedway Open Wheel Modified Champion Brandon Poppenheimer of Nesbit, MS led wire-to-wire to win the 25-lap K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Main Event. J.C. Waller of Arlington, TN was second and Lucas Lee of Paris, TN rallied from the 13th starting spot to finish third. The fourth spot went to Craig Vaughn of Olive Branch, MS, and Donald Null of Brighton, TN took the fifth spot.

Charles Smith of Atoka, TN was sixth, Bobby Allen of Mason, TN finished seventh, Paul Robinson of Tupelo, MS took the eighth spot, ninth went to Nathan Brown of Marion, AR, and Dillon Knight of Burlison, TN rounded out the top ten. In preliminary action, Poppenheimer won the Engler Machine and Tool first eight lap Heat Race winner, and Waller won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second eight lap heat race.

In www.RockAuto.com USCS Mini Sprint action on Friday night, Kyle Amerson of Matthews, AL took the lead with five laps to go and won the 20-lap main event. Travis Senter of Osceola, AR finished second and third went to Holden Anderson of Montgomery, TX. Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA took the fourth spot and Steven Parker of West Memphis, AR was fifth.

Conner Morrell of Palmetto, FL finished sixth, and Clayton Robertson of Osceola, AR was seventh. The eighth spot went to Leroy Carley of Cunningham, TN and Kyle Carpenter of Baldwyn, MS was ninth, while Tyler Jones of West Memphis, AR rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, the six-lap Hoosier Race Tire Speed Dash was won by Taylor and the Engler Machine and Tool first eight-lap heat race was won by Senter. Amerson won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second eight-lap heat race, and Carpenter won the Schoenfeld Headers third eight-lap heat race.

The Street Stocks ran preliminary events on Friday night for the Mid -South Street Stock Challenge at Riverside International Speedway in the Fall Nationals, and the four eight-lap heat races were won by Jared Hays of West Memphis, AR, Nathan Brown of Marion, AR, Ricky Vandergriff of West Memphis, AR, and Johnny Gustavus of West Memphis, AR. The ten-lap Pole Scramble was won by Lance O’Brien of West Memphis, AR.

The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters, the Rock Auto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprints, the USCS Open-Wheel Modifieds, and the Street Stocks will be joined by the Late Models on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway. Gates open at 3 p.m. with Racing scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Race fans are encouraged to arrive at the track early, as the USCS drivers will be in the main grandstand concession area from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to meet and greet the race fans and sign autographs, as well as be available for photo opportunities.

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

OFFICIAL FINISH AT RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY IN WEST MEMPHIS, AR ON 10/20/17:

25-LAP A-MAIN:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 1 47 Dale Howard Byhalia, MS
2. 4 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR
3. 3 91 Ernie Ainsworth Bartlett, TN
4. 14 14 Jordan Mallett Greenbrier, AR
5. 6 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS
6. 17 88 Howard Moore Memphis, TN
7. 16 4 Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH
8. 13 6 Chad Jones Germantown, TN
9. 9 10k Dewayne White Byhalia, MS
10. 19 22 Travis Senter Osceola, AR
11. 8 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN
12. 11 31 Justin Webb Drummonds, TN
13. 10 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA
14. 12 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR
15. 20 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS
16. 2 84 Brandon Hanks Burlison, TN
17. 21 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA
18. 22 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL
19. 15 39 Brad Bowden Hernando, MS
20. 5 88r Cody Gardner Bryant, AR
21. 7 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN
22. 18 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS
23. 23 44 Ronny Howard Olive Branch, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: D. Howard
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Ainsworth
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: D. Howard
Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Turpen
K&N Filters Pole Award: D. Howard
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (2nd Place): Skinner
PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (3rd Place): Ainsworth
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Ainsworth
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Moore (started 17th and finished 6th)
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Moore
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Smith
DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Jones
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Senter

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. D. Howard; 2. Webb; 3. Turpen; 4. Gray; 5. Mallett; 6. Taylor.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Ainsworth; 2. Taylor; 3. McElhannon; 4. Gray; 5. Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL; 6. Smith; 7. Agin; 8. Larkin; 9. Chase Howard, Olive Branch, MS; 10. Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. D. Howard; 2. Gardner; 3. Jones; 4. Hagar; 5. Webb; 6. Bugg; 7. R. Howard; 8. Dylan DeJournett, New Madrid, MO; 9. Senter.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. Turpen; 2. White; 3. Hanks; 4. Skinner; 5. Mallett; 6. Kyle Amerson, Matthews, AL; 7. H. Moore; 8. Willingham; 9. Bowden.

B-Main (15 Laps): 1. Bowden; 2. Smith; 3. H. Moore; 4. Bugg; 5. Howard; 6. Willingham; 7. Senter; 8. Larkin; 9. DeJournett; 10. Agin; 11. Sams; 12. Amerson; 13. L. Moore; 14. C. Howard.

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USCS Fall Nationals “Flip Flop 50” at Riverside Speedway gets face-lift and format changes

Atlanta, GA – October 12, 2017 - The USCS “Flip Flop 50” Mo’ Better…The USCS “RED, WHITE and BLUE 75” at historic Riverside Int. Speedway in West Memphis, AR on Friday and Saturday, October 20th and 21st will feature THREE 25-LAP United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters A-MAIN EVENTS with over $8000 possible for a driver who can win it all.

On Friday 10/20 the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers will contest a full racing program including the Hoosier Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat Races and Main events. The Friday night A-Main event pay $2000 to the driver who reaches the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane as the winner of the weekend’s first 25-lap A-Main.

It's a "New Deal" on Saturday night 10/21 as everyone gets a “do over” with another complete racing card for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters drivers. The race card again will include the Hoosier Speed Dash, Heats and Main Events including TWIN A-Mains as in USCS "Flip Flop 50" style. The 1st A-Main will start straight up from a driver’s qualifying heat race and possibly B-Main finishes.

The 2nd A-Main will start fully inverted from the finish of the 1st A-Main. Both Saturday night A-Mains will pay $2000 to the winner with the last place car receiving $250 for each main event. A $2000 BONUS is posted if the winner of the first A-Main wins the 2nd A-Main from 22nd starting position.

Also on the racing card on both nights will be the K&N Filters Outlaw Modified, www.rockauto.com ISCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints and the Mid-South Street Stock Challenge event for area Street Stocks. The Riverside Int. Speedway Late Models join the action on Saturday night.

Riverside Int. Speedway is located at 151 Legion Road in West Memphis, AR. The Race day phone number is 870-735-8071

😀For Riverside Int. Speedway information please visit www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com For rules, info and schedule updates please visit the USCS website at www.uscsracing.com Both the Speedway and USCS have Facebook pages as well.

USCS Media Contact: Pete Walton 770-865-6097 peteuscs@att.net

 

 

MOSS CHARGES LATE FOR CHEROKEE SPEEDWAY 2nd 2017 USCS WIN

GAFFNEY, SC – September 23, 2017 - Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC made a late-race pass for the lead to win the 25-lap United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters main event in front of a standing-room-only crowd on Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway. Moss made the outside groove of Cherokee Speedway lead him to his second USCS win of the season.

The 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN led the first 23 laps of the race, but had to settle for second. It was a good points night for Gray though, who is battling Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR for the 2017 USCS National Championship.

Robbie Stillwaggon of Burlington, NJ fell a couple of spots short of his third USCS win of the season with a third-place showing on Saturday night. K&N Filters Pole Award starter Terry Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL took the fourth spot and fifth went to past USCS Southern region Rookie of the Year, Jake McLain of Matthews, NC. Current USCS RooNationkie of the Year points leader, Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA was sixth and USCS National and Southern Thunder regional series point leader Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR finished seventh.

Scott Hunter of Concord, NC started 14th and finished eighth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS drove to a ninth-place finish and Joe Larkin of Suwanee, GA rounded out the top ten. Moss also won the eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool first heat race.

Gray took the lead at the drop of the green flag followed by Witherspoon, Moss, Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC, and McLain. Riggins was on the move, taking to the top shelf to pass Moss for the third spot on the opening lap and Witherspoon for second on lap two.

Going into the main event, Riggins was looking for his ninth straight win in USCS competition that included Dashes, Heat Races and A-Main events. Riggins had swept the last two USCS events at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA on September 9, and on Friday night at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC, which was the first of two night of the North-South Shootout.

Riggins had won the six-lap Hoosier Racing Tire Speed Dash and the eight-lap Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second heat race earlier in the evening. Riggins was also looking to become the first driver to sweep the North-South Shootout for a second time, after pulling the feat in 2013.

By lap five, Riggins had closed in on Gray to challenge for the lead, but the hopes of continuing the streak for Riggins came to a crashing end on lap seven. Bob Auld of Largo, FL spun in front of the leaders in turn two. Gray was running the inside groove and was able to miss Auld’s car on the high side of the track, but the rim riding Riggins had no place to go and hit Auld’s machine.

Neither driver was injured, but both race cars were done for the evening. Gray led Moss, Witherspoon, McLain, Stillwaggon, Taylor, Tanner Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL, Mallet, Hunter, and Willingham down for the restart. Moss went right to work, going to the cushion on the high side of Cherokee Speedway to challenge Gray for the lead. The field was slowed for a second time on lap ten when Tanner Witherspoon spun in turn three. Gray led Moss, Terry Witherspoon, McLain, Stillwaggon, Taylor, Mallett, Hunter, Willingham and Larkin down for the green flag to go back to battle. Gray was able to put a little distance between himself and Moss, while Stillwaggon moved up to battle McLain for fourth.

Stillwaggon went to the top shelf and passed McLain for the fourth spot on lap 16. Gray began to encounter lapped traffic on lap 17 and Moss closed in to challenge for the point. Moss could use his high side momentum to pull alongside Gray entering the turns, but the leader had his own momentum to stay out front coming off the corners.

Moss got a big run on Gray coming off turn two on lap 23, pulled alongside entering turn three, and he took the lead on the high side coming off the fourth turn. Gray tried to make an inside pass through turns one and two on lap 24, but Moss pulled away to seal the deal. Behind the battle for the lead, Stillwaggon was able to pass Terry Witherspoon for third on lap 23.

The next event for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters will be on Saturday night October 7 at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL, as the final stretch drive begins for the 2017 USCS National Championship.

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

OFFICIAL FINISH AT CHEROKEE SPEEDWAY IN GAFFNEY, SC ON 9/23/17:

25-LAP A-MAIN:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 3 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 2. 2 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 3. 5 89 Robbie Stillwaggon Burlington, NJ 4. 1 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 5. 6 67m Jake McLain Matthews, NC 6. 8 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 7. 7 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 8. 14 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC 9. 10 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 10. 11 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 11. 9 43m Tanner Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 12. 4 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 13. 13 4 Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH 14. 12 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 15. 15 67 Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Riggins Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Moss Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Riggins K&N Filters Pole Award: Terry Witherspoon JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (1st Place): Moss PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (2nd Place): Gray K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Stillwaggon Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Hunter (started 14th and finished 8th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Taylor Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Mallett DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Hunter DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Larkin

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Riggins; 2. Stillwaggon; 3. Gray; 4. Moss; 5. McLain; 6. Hunter

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Moss; 2. Gray; 3. Mallett; 4. Thomas; 5. Taylor; 6. Larkin.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Riggins; 2. Te. Witherspoon; 3. Stillwaggon; 4. McLain; 5. Ta. Witherspoon; 6. Willingham; 7. Auld; 8. Hunter; 9. Smith.

 

 

Riggins sweeps USCS North vs. South Round #1 at CAROLINA SPEEDWAY

GASTONIA, NC – September 22, 2017 - Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC swept the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour 30-lap Main Event Presented By K&N Filters on Friday night at Carolina Speedway. Riggins not only won the main event, but also the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second eight-lap heat race, and the Hoosier Racing Tire six-lap Speed Dash.

After taking the lead from early race pacesetter Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC on lap seven, Riggins packed his bags, turned in the key and checked out on the field leaving only the top four drivers on the lead lap when the checkered flag fell. Riggins showed that when a man needs the money, he races hard.

“During the off weekend, we went on vacation to the Bahamas, and we got robbed twice while we were there, so we came home low on cash,” Riggins said. “This win really helps making up what we lost. I love racing here at my home track Carolina Speedway, and I want say to thanks the fans for their support.”

Riggins scored his second straight USCS win of the season after posting the victory on September 9th at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA. The Carolina Speedway race was the first of two nights for the USCS North vs. South Shootout, with night two on Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC. Riggins swept the North-South event in 2013, and will try to become the first driver to sweep it twice in USCS history.

“Our team has struggled the first part of the season, but we’ve really worked hard in the shop to turn things around, and it’s paying off,” Riggins said. “I’ve got a dedicated family and crew that have sacrificed a lot. I couldn’t do this without them.”

Riggins went under the checkered flag with a full straightaway lead over Robbie Stillwagon of Burlington, NJ, and Moss ended up taking the third spot. The 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN finished fourth and was the last car on the lead lap. Scott Hunter of Concord, NC was fifth and sixth went to USCS Southern Thunder Tour former Rookie of the Year, Jake McLain of Matthews, NC.

USCS veteran racer Joe Larkin of Suwanee, GA started 17th and finished seventh to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award. Another USCS veteran racer, Bob Auld of Largo, FL took the eighth spot and 2017 series newcomer Garrett Green of Valrico, FL was ninth and Dan Jones of Concord, NC rounded out the top ten.

In other preliminary action, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee Danny Smith of Chillicothe, OH won the eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool first heat race. Moss earned the K&N Filters Pole Award to lead the field down for the green flag of the main event. Moss took the lead followed by Jones, who started on the outside of the front row.

The caution flag came out on lap one when Smith slowed in turn four with a mechanical issue and Hunter spun to avoid making contact with Smith. That necessitated a complete restart. On the next green flag, Jones got sideways on the inside of turn one and that caused a chain reaction back through the pack that collected Auld and Bronzie Lawson IV of Southern Pines, NC.

The second complete restart was a good one with Moss taking the lead with Jones in second, and Riggins hustling up from his sixth starting spot into third. Riggins made quick work of Jones on lap two to move up the second spot, and Stillwagon dropped Jones to fourth on lap three.

Riggins was all over Moss to challenge for the lead on lap five, and on lap six tried to get a run on the outside coming off the second turn. Moss moved up and Riggins had to get out of the throttle, as he ran out real estate. The Carolina Kid reloaded the guns on his #47 machine to take another shot at Moss on lap seven.

Riggins threw a textbook slide job maneuver through turns one and two on lap seven to take the lead. Riggins entered the first turn of Carolina Speedway on the high following Moss’ tire tracks, but then dove for the bottom of the track, got under Moss, and then slid up in front of him to grab the point. Once in the lead, Riggins then pulled away from the field.

Riggins stay up on the cushion of clay on the high side of the race track, and he could power around lapped cars with ease. The only thing that slowed him down was a lap 16 caution flag for a four-car tangle on the front straightaway.

Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA, Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL, and Jones tangled with the lapped car of Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS while battling for the fifth position. All drivers were O.K. Riggins led Moss, Stillwagon, and Gray back to the green flag on the lead lap, with Hunter, Green, McLain, Larkin, Jones and Auld a lap down in fifth through tenth respectively.

Once the field went back to green flag action, Stillwagon got to the inside of Moss and passed him for the second spot coming off the fourth turn on lap 17. By lap 20, Riggins had a full straightaway lead on Stillwagon, and maintained that advantage for the last ten laps of the race.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters travels South down I-85 to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Saturday night for night two of the USCS North vs. South Shootout.

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

OFFICIAL FINISH AT CAROLINA SPEEDWAY IN GASTONIA, NC ON 9/22/17:

30-LAP A-MAIN:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 6 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC
2. 5 89 Robbie Stillwagon Burlington, NJ
3. 1 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC
4. 3 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN
5. 12 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC
6. 8 67m Jake McLain Matthews, NC
7. 17 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA
8. 13 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL
9. 15 3g Garrett Green Valrico, FL
10. 2 8 Dan Jones Concord, NC
11. 7 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA
12. 10 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL
13. 15 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS
14. 9 67 Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA
15. 18 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR
16. 14 4IV Bronzie Lawson IV Southern Pines, NC
17. 4 4 Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH
18. 16 X Bill Moore Charlotte, NC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Riggins
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Smith
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Riggins
K&N Filters Pole Award: Moss
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (5th Place): Hunter
PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (1st Place): Riggins
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Moss
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Larkin (started 17th and finished 7th)
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: McLain
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Larkin
DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Auld
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Jones

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Riggins; 2. Hunter; 3. Gray; 4. McLain; 5. Taylor; 6. Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Smith; 2. Gray; 3. Stillwagon; 4. Thomas; 5. Sams; 6. Hunter; 7. Auld; 8. Larkin; 9. Mallett DNS.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Riggins; 2. Jones; 3. Taylor; 4. McLain; 5. Moss; 6. Green; 7. Lawson; 8. Willingham; 9. Moore.

 

 

USCS OUTLAW THUNDER TOUR SPRINT CAR North vs. South Shootout HEADLINES RACING ACTION at CAROLINA SPEEDWAY ON FRIDAY (9/22).

Atlanta, GA – September 21, 2017 - 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, September 22nd during the 9th annual USCS Carolina Thunder Nationals and 5th annual USCS North vs. South Shootout Round #1. The event is the 34th of the season for the USCS winged sprint car division during its 21st season of competition. Friday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus five other racing divisions.

Additionally, the action-packed card features the Lightning Late Models and the Mid-East Modified Tour for open wheel modified cars. Also on the schedule are three of the speedway’s racing divisions. The Super Street, Pure Stock and Hornets will join the three touring 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. All five other divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events.

The Carolina Speedway USCS North vs. South Shootout event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the track from as far away as Ohio, New Jersey, 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 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.

Past USCS Southern Thunder regional series “Rookie of the Year” Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina swept the 2013 North vs. South Shootout events by winning at both Carolina Speedway on September 30th and again on the following night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina.

The following year (2014) the event was rained out. The 2015 version was won by Iowan Terry McCall. Last year Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington won at both 2016 events at Carolina Speedway on September 30th and again on the following night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina to match Riggins feat.

On the following night, the USCS presented by K&N Filters drivers travel South less than an hour down Interstate 85 for Round #2 of the 2017 version of the USCS North vs. South Shootout at Cherokee Speedway.

Robbie Stillwaggon from Burlington, New Jersey won the April 7th USCS event at Carolina this year. Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina is the most recent USCS feature winner at Carolina Speedway during the series’ July 22, 2017 event.

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.

 

 

THE CAROLINA KID WHISTLES DIXIE WITH USCS WIN

WOODSTOCK, GA – September 9, 2017- Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC won the 30-lap United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters main event on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway. The Carolina Kid led wire-to-wire from his outside front row starting spot to park his Apha Canvas #47 in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.Itwas Riggins’ second USCS career win at Dixie Speedway in a caution-free race.

Riggins held as much as a half straightaway lead during the race, but in the closing laps, the race leader encountered heavy lapped traffic, and the defending and two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN closed in to challenge for the lead. Riggins wouldn’t give up the preferred inside groove, and held on for the victory.

“Dixie Speedway has been very good to me, as I got my first USCS win here,” Riggins said. “I really had to slow my pace in lapped traffic, as it seemed everyone wanted the bottom groove, but as long as we covered it, I figured it would be tough to pass me.”

Turpen had to settle for the second spot in her #10m Terry Gray Racing mount. Third place went to K&N Filters Pole Award Winner Joey Schmidt of Ellisville, MS. USCS point leader Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR finished fourth, and sprint car rookie driver Scott Hunter of Concord, MS started eighth and took the fifth spot to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award.

Jake McLain of Indian Trail, NC finished sixth and seventh went to Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS took the eighth spot and Joe Larkin of Suwanee, GA was ninth. Bo Barber of Clarksville, TN rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Hunter won the six-lap Hoosier Speed Dash and Gray won the Engler Machine and Tool first eight-lap heat race. Willingham won the Brown and Martin Racing Solutions second eight-lap heat race.

Riggins took the lead from his outside front row starting spot at the start of the race followed by Schmidt, Mallett, Turpen, and McLain. Turpen went to the inside groove to drive Mallett coming off the fourth turn of the opening lap to take over the third spot. While Riggins began to pull away, Turpen closed in on Schmidt to challenge for the second spot by lap five.

Turpen was able to get an inside run on Schmidt coming off the second turn on lap nine, and scooted by to take over the second position. By this time, Riggins had opened up a half straightaway lead on the field. With ten laps to go, Riggins moved up on a tight three-car battle for sixth among McLain, Thomas, and Willingham.

While Riggins slowed his fast pace as the race leader to carefully and methodically find a way to put the three cars in front of him a lap down, Turpen charged to the rear nerf bar of Riggins sprint car to challenge for the lead on lap 24. Riggins just kept covering the bottom groove of Dixie Speedway, and Turpen had no other groove available to successfully make a pass for the lead.

The caution flag was not needed for the 30-lap race, just the green, white and checkered, as Riggins hung on to take a five car-length margin of victory under the checkered flag and into the winner’s circle. While the Carolina Kid whistles Dixie, the next two USCS races will be on his home turf.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters races scheduled for Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL on September 15 and 16 have been postponed due to Hurricane Irma, and will be rescheduled for some time in November on dates to be announced.

So, the next two USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters races will take place at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC on Friday night, September 22, and at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Saturday night, September 23.

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

OFFICIAL FINISH AT DIXIE IN WOODSTOCKGA ON 9/9/17:

30-LAP S A-MAIN for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Fiters:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 2. 3 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 3. 1 1s Joey Schmidt Ellisville, TN 4. 4 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 5. 8 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC 6. 7 67m Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 7. 9 67t Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 8. 5 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 9. 12 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 10. 11 14b Bo Barber Clarksville, TN 11. 10 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 12. 13 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 13. 6 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN DNS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Hunter Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Gray Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Willingham K&N Filters Pole Award: Schmidt JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (4th Place): Mallett PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (5th Place): Hunter K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Schmidt Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Hunter (started 8th and finished 5th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: McLain Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Thomas DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Willingham DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Barber

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Hunter; 2. Mallett; 3. Riggins; 4. Schmidt; 5. Willingham; 6. Taylor DNS.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Riggins; 3. Turpen; 4. Hunter; 5. Thomas; 6. Barber; 7. Larkin DNS.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Willingham; 2. Mallett; 3. Schmidt; 4. McLain; 5. Bugg; 6. Taylor DNS.

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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 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

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

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars and Late Models Headline Dixie Speedway Racing Saturday

Woodstock, GA – September 6, 2017 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia for the Dixie Sprint Car Nationals 2017 on this -Saturday, September 9th 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. Several past National and regional series Champions from the USCS are entered as well as past Rookie of the Year drivers and the region’s top drivers.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Rookie of the Year points leader, Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia won the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint portion of the 2015 USCS event.

The 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year and 2016 National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Champion, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas currently leads the USCS National sprint car standings. Mallett has six visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane during the 2017 season including last Sunday night’s USCS event at Lavonia Speedway.

Twenty-four-year old female sprint car racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee is the series defending Champion. She is also the 2017 USCS wins leader. Turpen has nine 2017 victories. She is also the event Champion at Dixie Speedway. She is also 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 Mallett in the USCS National point standings in 2nd place by less than 40 points coming into this weekend’s Dixie Speedway even

Another expected entry is past USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Dixie Speedway feature winner, twenty-three-year old, Eric Riggins, Jr, from Charlotte, North Carolina. Also entered are Rookie of the Year contenders Brandon Taylor from Cummng, Georgia and Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina. The 2012 Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi, past Rookie of the Year regional drivers Jake McLain from Matthews, North Carolina and Lee Moore from Tuscaloosa, Alabama are all entered as is past Southern Outlaw Sprint series Rookie of the Year, Joey Schmidt from Ellisville, Mississippi.

Also expected are several veterans of the USCS sprint car wars including Flyin’ Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, Georgia, who ranks fourth in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series standings. Joining the field as well is veteran USCS racer Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia Also entered is ageless driver Ray Bugg from Iuka, Mississippi. In addition to the USCS sprint car division, Dixie Speedway will feature a late model and stock car racing program including Steelhead Late Models, Crate Late Models, Super-Bombers and Econo-Bombers plus the Stinger division. 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 . For information or to view the 2017 schedule of events at Dixie Speedway please visit www.dixiespeedway.com or call 770-926-5315. For rules and other info for the USCS sprint car division please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

 

MALLETT GOES TOP SHELF FOR SWEEP OF USCS LAVONIA, GA RACE

September 3, 2017

LAVONIA, GA – United Sprint Car Series point leader Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR got out his broom and swept the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters event on Sunday night at Lavonia Speedway. Mallett dusted off the top shelf of the 3/8-mile clay oval to win all events he competed in, and held off challenges from Terry Gray and Eric Riggins Jr.to park his #14 in the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane at the end of the 30-lap main event.

Mallett took the lead from the 11-time USCS National Champion Gray on lap four and led until a lap 12 restart when Riggins took the lead, but Mallett got his mount wound up and grabbed the lead back on lap 13. Riggins stayed close the rest of the way, but Mallett pulled away in the closing laps to seal the deal for his sixth USCS win of the 2017 season.

“At the start of the race, Terry got the better start, as we had a little stumble taking off for the green,” Mallett said. “We got a great run off the second turn and got alongside Terry to take the lead. Then on the restart, the car stumbled once again and Eric took the lead away from us. But once we got our momentum going on the high side, and we got by to take the win.”

Riggins of Charlotte, NC finished second and third went to Roookie of the Year contender Scott Hunter of Concord, NC who started tenth and earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award. Rookie of the Year candidate Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA took the fourth spot and 2016 Southern Outlaw Sprints Rookie of the year, Joey Schmidt of Ellisville, MS was fifth.

Jeff Oliver of Pendergrass, GA finished sixth and seventh went to Matt Linder of Hoschton, GA. Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS took the eighth spot and Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA was ninth. The defending and two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Mallett won the six-lap Hoosier Speed Dash and the Engler Machine and Tool first eight-lap heat race. Gray of Bartlett, TN won the Brown and Martin Racing Solutions second eight-lap heat race.

With his heat race win, Mallett won the K&N Filters Pole Award, but it was Gray coming from the outside front row starting spot that took the lead at the start of the race followed by Mallett, Riggins, Turpen, and Oliver. Mallett went to the high groove to challenge Gray for the lead early and often, but the 11-time USCS National Champion was able to slide up in front of Mallett to protect the lead.

Coming off turn two on lap four, Mallett got a good bite coming off the cushion and pulled alongside Gray down the backstretch. The lead duo raced side-by-side through turns three and four with Mallett taking the lead coming off the fourth turn. Once out in front, Mallett started to pull away from Gray keeping his momentum going on the high side.

Behind the leaders, Turpen and Oliver battled for the fourth position. Oliver jumped the cushion on the high side of turn three on the seventh lap and hit the wall. He was able to continue, but Taylor got by to take over the fifth spot. The leaders were in heavy lapped traffic by lap nine. Mallett had almost a full straightaway on Gray, when trouble unfolded in front of the second place driver.

Tony Agin of Fort Myers, FL was running tenth and had just gone a lap down to the leader when he flipped in turn three and landed on his wheels. Gray was committed to the high side, had no place to go and slide into Agin’s disabled race car. Both cars were done for the night, and neither driver was injured.

The restart after the red flag period saw Mallett leading Riggins, Turpen, Taylor, Hunter, Oliver, Schmidt, Thomas, Linder, and Larkin for the restart. Riggins dove for the inside to throw a slide job on Mallett for the restart, and made it stick to take the lead. Mallett once again set up shop on the top shelf of the race track, and used the good bite off turn two to retake the lead on lap 13.

Mallett and Riggins pulled away from Turpen in the third spot, but the “Queen of the Wings” slowed off the pace on lap 24 with a blown engine. Riggins stayed within a few car-lengths of Mallett until the leader made some key moves in lapped traffic to seal the deal with five laps to go.

The next race for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will be on Saturday night 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.

OFFICIAL FINISH AT LAVONIA SPEEDWAY IN LAVONIA, GA ON 9/3/17:

30-LAP A-MAIN:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 1 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 2. 4 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 3. 10 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC 4. 5 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 5. 11 1s Joey Schmidt Ellisville, MS 6. 6 29 Jeff Oliver Pendergrass, GA 7. 13 67x Matt Linder Hoschton, GA 8. 12 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 9. 7 67 Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 10. 3 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 11. 9 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 12. 14 58 Nathan Emig Beaufort, SC 13. 2 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 14. 8 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL\ 15. 0 99 Don Warren Clarksville, TN

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Mallett Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Mallett Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: Mallett JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd Place): Hunter PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (4th Place): Taylor K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Hunter Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Hunter (started 10th and finished 3rd) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Oliver Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Linder DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Willingham DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Turpen

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Mallett; 2. Thomas; 3. Turpen; 4. Gray; 5. Riggins; 6. Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Mallett; 2. Thomas; 3. Turpen; 4. Agin; 5. Larkin; 6. Willingham; 7. Emig, 8.Warren -DNS.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Oliver; 3. Riggins; 4. Taylor; 5. Hunter; 6. Schmidt; 7. Linder.

 

 

United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Winged Sprint Cars At Lavonia Speedway on Sunday, September 3, 2017 quick results:

Hoosier Speed DASH - (6 Laps) 1. 14-Jordon Mallett[2] ; 2. 67-Brian Thomas[1] ; 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen[4] ; 4. 10-Terry Gray[5] ; 5. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[3] ; 6. 28-Jeff Willingham[6]

Engler Machine and Too Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 14-Jordon Mallett[2] ; 2. 67-Brian Thomas[1] ; 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen[5] ; 4. 38-Tony Agin[4] ; 5. 33-Joe Larkin[6] ; 6. 28-Jeff Willingham[3] ; 7. 58-Nathan Emig[7]; 99 Don Warren-DNS

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 10-Terry Gray[1] ; 2. 29-Jeff Oliver[2] ; 3. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[5] ; 4. 07-Brandon Taylor[7] ; 5. 1x-Scott Hunter[3] ; 6. 1s-Joey Schmidt[4] ; 7. 67x-Matt Linder[6]

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 14-Jordon Mallett[1] ; 2. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[4] ; 3. 1x-Scott Hunter[10] ; 4. 07-Brandon Taylor[5] ; 5. 1s-Joey Schmidt[11] ; 6. 29-Jeff Oliver[6] ; 7. 67x-Matt Linder[13] ; 8. 28-Jeff Willingham[12] ; 9. 67-Brian Thomas[7] ; 10. 10m-Morgan Turpen[3] ; 11. 33-Joe Larkin[9] ; 12. 58-Nathan Emig[14] ; 13. 10-Terry Gray[2] ; 14. 38-Tony Agin[8]; 99 Don Warren-DNS.

 

 

USCS Battle rages on this weekend for 2017 National title between Mallett and Gray at two ovals

Atlanta, GA – September 1, 2017 – The battle for the 21st annual and 2017 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filter National Championship rages on between two of the top 360 winged sprint car drivers in the land this weekend at one Eastern Tennessee and one Northeast Georgia dirt oval.

The two drivers and the rest of the USCS winged sprint car contingent invade I-75 Raceway in Niota, TN on Saturday, September 2nd. The following night the series completes the Labor Day Weekend competition at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA.

The 2011 United Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year and 2016 National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Champion, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, AR leads 11-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, TN by a scant 20 points in the on-going see-saw battle for the 2017 title.

Two-time and defending series Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, TN ranks third in the standings and leads the series in 2017 feature wins with a total of nine. Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, FL who is making his first full USCS schedule run ranks fourth in the National standings. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, MS rounds out the current top five.

The 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, AR is sixth in the standings and has five wins. Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, GA is seventh. Eight place is held down currently by the 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, Danny Sams III from Englewood, FL. A past series Champion, Marshall Skinner also from Marion, AR ranks ninth and Rookie of the Year, points-leader Brandon Taylor from Cumming, GA competes the top ten.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Sprint Point Standings as of August 26, 2017

Pos Car # Name Points
1 14m Jordon Mallett 4561
2 10 Terry Gray 4541
3 10m Morgan Turpen 4314
4 38 Tony Agin 3589
5 28 Jeff Willingham 3327
6 9jr Derek Hagar 2372
7 67 Brian Thomas 2347
8 24D Danny Sams III 2166
9 26 Marshall Skinner 1876
10 07 Brandon Taylor 1868
11 99 Don Warren 1738
12 42 Andy McElhannon 1670
13 1x Scott Hunter 1637
14 33 Joe Larkin 1588
15 1s Joey Schmidt 1541
16 88 Tim Crawley 1496
17 83 Bob Auld 1416
18 21b Brandon McLain 1402
19 47 Dale Howard 1370
20 27 Curt Terrell 1334
21 43 Terry Witherspoon 1212
22 23 Lance Moss 1210
23 44 Ronny Howard 1036
24 44c Chase Howard 1004
25 67 Jake McLain 986
26 29a Kyle Amerson 970
27 22 Shawn Murray 916
28 1a Lee Moore 877
29 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 868
30 99 Tanner Witherspoon 862
31 4 Danny Smith 855
Tie 47 Eric Riggins Jr 855
33 93 Jake Knight 850
34 40 Howard Moore 810
35 13 Todd Fayard 794
36 01 Shane Morgan 783
37 61 Cody Howard 762
38 3 Sammy Swindell 716
39 3g Garrett Green 710
40 21 Butch David 704
41 12m Greg Merritt 702
42 116 Nick Snyder 633
43 29 Jeff Oliver 617
44 14 Tony Stewart 564
45 10b Mitch Brown 553
46 24 Danny Martin Jr 549
47 39 Brad Bowden 539
48 83 Mark Ruel Jr 502
49 8 Dan Jones 498
Tie 82 Matt Kurtz 498
51 10k Dewayne White 488
52 34 Darren Orth 464
53 b52 Bill Mason 440
54 88r Cody Gardner 431
55 67x Matt Linder 400
56 07 Johnny Bridges 394
57 21 Aubrey Black 390
Tie 94 Jeff Swindell 390
59 16 Anthony Nicholson 372
60 58 Nathan Emig 366
61 8z Zach Pringle 352
62 88 Brandon Blendon 348
63 92 Nick Woolsey 340
64 1 Matt Carr 330
65 14b Bo Barber 328
66 d6 Dakota Gaines 324
67 14 Tyler Clem 304
68 95 Matt Covington 295
69 1x Gary Taylor 286
Tie 5d Zach Daum 286
71 21k Thomas Kennedy 279
72 3a AJ Maddox 277
73 59 III Johnny Petrozelle 270
Tie 5w Ryan Coniam 270
Tie 09 Timmy Thrash 270
76 43m Michael Miller 268
77 91a Ernie Ainsworth 262
Tie 44 Trey Starks 262
79 1 Tyler Cross 254
80 17w Harli White 244
81 0x Clint Weiss 240
Tie 6s Robbie Smith 240
83 83 Curt Schumacher 236
84 29w Wade Woolsey 232
85 01T Brandon Olson 230
Tie 52 Cody Karl 230
Tie 1 Micha McCall 230
Tie 23 Seth Bergman 230
89 6 Sean Hosey 226
90 43m AJ Parrish 220
91 22g Johnny Gilbertson 218
92 111 Brandon Grubaugh 216
93 121 Jan Howard 210
94 21b Brandon Hinkle 200
Tie 2one Kevin Hinkle 200
96 31 Justin Webb 142
97 00 Tristan Lee 134
98 15j Jeremy Middleton 128
99 sr4 Charlie Sweetser 126
Tie 55 Donny Howard 126
101 5s Sonny Stroud 120
102 25 Ray Bugg 118
103 44x Marty Meredith 116
Tie 11 Michael Hampton 116
105 17 Jacob Necaise 112
106 11 Mike Hampton 108
107 12b Don Ryder 100
Tie 20 Frank Carlsson 100
Tie 43jr Richard Beasley Jr 100
Tie 32x Robert Richardson 100
Tie 29s Rusty Stanford 100

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

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade two Georgia and East Tennessee tracks for the USCS “Salute to American Labor” 2017 weekend double-header.

Atlanta, GA – August 29, 2017 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars keep a busy 21st anniversary tour rolling with a northeast Georgia, Eastern Tennessee double-header in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour region on Labor Day weekend. On this Friday, September 1st the series visits Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia. On Saturday, September 2nd the USCS drivers will be making their return to I-75 Raceway in Niota, Tennessee for their second visit of 2017 to the 1/3-mile dirt oval during the 2017 season.

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 $4300 sweep in cash possible including each night’s Hoosier Speed Dash plus contingency awards. Additionally, any driver who makes the starting field in both main events is guaranteed to take home at least $600 in prize money plus contingency awards. Both events will award USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National points as well as Southern Thunder Tour regional points.

The series last scheduled visited to Lavonia Speedway was on May 6th of this season, but, the event was rained-out. The four-tenths-mile clay oval track was on the original USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour schedule in 1997 and the series has aced there at least once most seasons since then.

The United Sprint Car Series made its first stop at I-75 Raceway during the 2016 season when two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee was the winner. Turpen repeated her mastery of the East Tennessee oval on April 28th of this season.

The series originally had an event at Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, North Carolina on its schedule for Labor Day Monday, but, that event has been recently removed from the 2017 schedule

For info on Lavonia Speedway please visit their Facebook page at “The New Lavonia Speedway” or the track’s official site at www.lavoniaspeedway.net For I-75 Raceway info please visit www.i75raceway.com. They also have a Facebook presence at I75 Raceway.

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 770-460-7223.

 

 

SAMMY SWINDELL WINS USCS TENNESSEE TANGLE AND THANKS FANS AT LEXINGTON 104 SPEEDWAY

LEXINGTON, TN - August 26, 2017 - National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee Sammy Swindell of Bartlett, TN won the 30-lap United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters race at Lexington 104 Speedway on Saturday night. Swindell was so happy about the win after dominating the race he stayed awhile in Victory Lane.

“This win was all about an old guy with a lot of experience in a good race car,” Swindell said after being asked about what he attributed to the convincing victory. When told he looked more like a hungry 20-year-old by the way he aggressively worked lapped traffic, Swindell added, “I was pretty hungry because we haven’t won in a while, as a lot of different things would keep us from winning.”

Swindell put it all together on Saturday night and at one point in the race had a full straightaway lead on the rest of the 23-car field. Swindell spent the majority of the race in heavy lapped traffic. It was his career second United Sprint Car Series victory.

A pair of former USCS National Champions, Tim Crawley of Benton, AR and Derek Hagar of Marion, AR got close once, but Swindell overcame the late race gremlins he spoke of that had cost him in the past to reach Victory Lane to post the wire-to-wire win.

A packed house showed their appreciation of Swindell, who began his career at West Tennessee tracks as a young teenager back in the 1970s, following in the footsteps of his father Sam Swindell. As the crowd gathered around Victory Lane, Swindell took the time to thank them for coming, got reflective, and then did something not many expected.

“I’ve really enjoyed racing here tonight, not just because of the win, but to meet so many people that said they watched my Dad race, and watched me early in my career,” Swindell said. “It was really nice to get to race in front of them tonight, and I thank them for coming.”

After the post-race interview, Swindell was free to go back to the pit area, but he stayed in Victory Lane for another 30 to 40 minutes to meet the fans of all ages, sign autographs, and pose for photos with those fans in front of his winning A.G. Raines Acme Graphics Special. Swindell stayed until everyone got an opportunity for an autograph or a photo op that wanted one.

Crawley finished second and third went to Dale Howard of Byhalia, MS . The defending and two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN took the fourth spot and Justin Webb of Drummonds, TN was fifth. Rookie of the Year candidate Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA finished sixth and seventh went to 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN.

USCS point leader Jordan Mallett of Greenbrier, AR took the eighth spot and in ninth place was another former USCS National Champion Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR. Series newcomer Garrett Green of Valrico, FL rounded out the top ten. Sean Hosey of Lima, OH started 20th and finished 13th to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award.

In preliminary action, Crawley won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and the three eight lap heat races were won by Webb in the Engler Machine and Tool first heat, Hagar in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second heat, and Swindell in the Schoenfeld Headers third heat. With the inversion, that earned Swindell the K&N Filters Pole Award.

At the drop of the green flag to start the race, Swindell took the lead with Hagar following from his outside front row starting spot in second, and Crawley hustling up from his sixth starting spot to take third. Crawley got by Hagar for second on lap two, but Swindell was beginning to pull away. By lap four, Swindell caught the cars on the tail of the lead lap.

The top five cars of Swindell, Crawley, Hagar, Howard and Webb remained the same for the first half of the race, with Swindell opening up a full straightaway lead over Crawley at one point. But while the leader tried to weave his way through lapped traffic, Crawley and Hagar closed in. Swindell’s big lead was down to just a couple of car-lengths by the halfway point in the race.

The red flag came out on lap 16 when Don Warren of Clarksville, TN spun in turn four, clipped the inside berm of the race track and tipped over on his side. Warren was not injured. During the red flag period, Hagar went to the pits and was out for the evening with a broken torque tube.

Swindell led the field down for the restart followed by Crawley, Howard, Turpen, Webb, Mallett, Skinner, Gray, McElhannon and Green. With clean air in front of him, Swindell broke away from the pack, but the field was slowed again on lap 19 when Jake Knight of Georgetown, MS spun on the front stretch collecting Ronny Howard of Olive Branch, MS.

After the restart, there was no catching “Slammin’ Sammy” as he worked lapped traffic to perfection. Swindell took the checkered flag with almost a full straightaway advantage over Crawley, Dale Howard, Turpen and Webb.

On the undercard to the USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars, the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds put on one of the most memorable races in the history of the series. The top three cars came off the fourth turn to the checkered flag in three abreast formation bringing the packed house to their feet!

Matt Cooper of McKenzie, TN took the win followed by Michael Turner of Paris, TN in second, and Hunter Wilbanks of Lakeland, TN finished third. Turner led the majority of the race with Cooper trying to challenge on the outside. Cooper hit the backstretch wall several times with his right-side wheels spraying a shower of sparks.

The 21st annual United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K& N Filters continues this coming Labor Day Holiday Weekend with races in Georgia and Tennessee. Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA will host the USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars on Friday, September 1st, and then the action moves to the Volunteer State on Saturday, September 2nd with a stop at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN. Late Model and Stock Car racing fill an action-packed racing card each night as well.

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

OFFICIAL FINISH AT LEXINGTON 104 SPEEDWAY IN LEXINGTON, TN ON 8/26/17:

30-LAP A-MAIN:

POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 1 3 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN
2. 6 88 Tim Crawley Benton, AR
3. 4 21 Dale Howard Byhalia, MS
4. 5 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN
5. 3 31 Justin Webb Drummonds, TN
6. 8 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA
7. 7 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN
8. 10 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR
9. 12 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR
10. 14 3g Garrett Green Valrico, FL
11. 11 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS
12. 15 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL
13. 20 6 Sean Hosey Lima, OH
14. 19 44 Ronny Howard Olive Branch, MS
15. 18 93 Jake Knight Georgetown, MS
16. 17 44c Chase Howard Olive Branch, MS
17. 16 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS
18. 2 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, MS
19. 9 94 Jeff Swindell Bartlett, TN
20. 13 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS
21. 22 99 Don Warren Clarksville, TN
22. 21 12m Greg Merritt Nesbitt, MS
23. 23 14b Bo Barber Clarksville, TN

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Crawley
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Webb
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Hagar
Butlerbuilt Third Heat: S. Swindell
K&N Filters Pole Award: S. Swindell
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (2nd Place): Crawley
PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (3rd Place): D. Howard
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: D. Howard
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Hosey (started 20th and finished 13th)
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Taylor
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Gray
DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Mallett
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Green

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

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Webb; 2. D. Howard; 3. McElhannon; 4. Willingham; 5. Green; 6. Bugg; 7. C. Howard; 8. Warren.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Turpen; 3. Crawley; 4. Mallett; 5. Skinner; 6. R. Howard; 7. Housey; 8. Barber.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. S. Swindell; 2. J. Swindell; 3. Gray; 4. Taylor; 5. Agin; 6. Knight; 7. Merritt.

USCS OUTLAW MODIFIED TOUR RESULTS:

20-LAP A-MAIN:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 2 18 Matt Cooper McKenzie, TN
2. 1 27 Michael Turner Paris, TN
3. 3 10 Hunter Wilbanks Lakeland, TN
4. 4 12 Junior Lemmings Jackson, TN

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Cooper; 2. Turner; 3. Wilbanks; 4. Lemmings.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1.Turner; 2. Cooper; 3. Wilbanks; 4. Lemmings DNS.

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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 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

 

 

Outlaw sprint car Champion, Sammy Swindell to race with USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars at Lexington 104 Speedway on Saturday, August 26th.
Atlanta, GA – Augut 24, 2017 –Three-time World of Outlaws sprint car Champion and five-time Chili Bowl National Midget Champion, Sammy Swindell from Germantown, Tennessee will compete in the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters portion of the USCS “Tennessee Tangle” presented by www.RockAuto.com and Wendy’s of Lexington (TN) at Lexington 104 Speedway on Saturday, August 26th at Lexington 104 Speedway near Lexington, Tennessee..
Swindell will be at the wheel of A.G. Rain’s #3 sprint car that he won the 2016 Knoxville 360 Nationals and the I-30 Speedway Short Track Nationals piloting. He will be competing against some of the top sprint car drivers in the country in the USCS, all who want to be first to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane.
The USCS “Tennessee Tangle ” Speed Spectacular event features two of the Atlanta, Georgia based United Speed Contest (USCS) divisions including the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds.
In addition to the two USCS racing divisions, the racing format also includes a full program of racing in the popular Nesmith rules Street Stocks, EMOD and Purr Street divisions plus the Outlaw Vintage Cars.
Gates open at 4:00pm on Saturday, August 26th. Racing action kicks off at 7:30pm. Grandstand general admission pricing is as follows; $20 for adults. Youth from 6 years to 11 years old are just $5 and Children 5 years and under are FREE.
Lexington 104 Speedway is located at 2800 Sand Ridge Bargerton Rd., Lexington, Tennessee. The track is located four miles South of Interstate-40 at Exit 101 just off TN-Highway 104. The speedway’s website is www.lexington104speedway.com They also have a Facebook page @Lexington 104 Speedway For more event info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.
USCS Media contact: Pete Walton/USCS peteuscs@att.net 770-865-6097

 

HAGAR MAKES IT TWO STRAIGHT IN GEORGIA WITH SENOIA USCS WIN

SENOIA, GA - August 19, 2017 - Derek Hagar of Marion, AR took his second win in as many nights in the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters 30-lap A-Main Saturday night at Senoia Raceway driving the DHR Chassis Parts Special. Hagar also won the USCS race on Friday night at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA. Also for the second straight night, 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN finished second to Hagar. Gray, who was the K&N Filters Pole Award Winner, is second in points, and had a good point weekend. Gray is trying to keep pace with USCS point leader Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR.

The defending and two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN finished third and Andy McElhannon of Hernando, MS took the fourth spot. Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC was fifth, and sixth-place went to Matt Linder of Hoschton, GA. The 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL was seventh and Garrett Green of Valrico, FL started 20th and finished eighth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award. Mallett finished ninth and Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Mallett won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and the three eight lap heat races were won by Turpen in the Engler Machine and Tool first heat, Linder in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second heat, and Hagar in the Schoenfeld Headers third heat.

In RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprint action, Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA won the 15-lap A-Main Race. Taylor took the lead from Bobby Zaiontz of Columbus, MS on lap 12, and led the final four laps of the event. Zaiontz finished second and third went to Conner Morrell of Palmetto, FL.

A.J. Parrish of Jacksonville, FL took the fourth spot and Jim Kradel of Navarre, FL was fifth. Jim McNulty of Navarre, FL finished sixth and Gregg Jones of Navarre, FL took the seventh spot after leading the first five laps of the race, but spun on lap six. Alex Lyles of Arlington, TN was eighth.

In USCS Mini Sprint preliminary action, saw Gregg Jones win the five-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and the eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race was won by Taylor. Jones earned the K&N Filters Pole Award for the 15-lap A-Main.

Jones took the lead at the start of the race followed by third starting Zaiontz, Taylor, who started on the outside of the front row, Morrell and Parrish. Jones smacked the wall exiting turn four on lap six while leading the race to bring out the first of two caution flags in the race. There was too much damage to his mount to return to the race.

Bobby Zaiontz took over the lead for the restart followed by Taylor, Morrell, Parrish and Kradel. Taylor stayed with Zaiontz until lap 12 when Taylor was able to race under the two-time Champand grab the lead.

Just when the seventeen-year-old Taylor could begin to taste the fruits of victory, the caution flag came out on lap 14 when McNulty stalled on the front straightaway. Taylor was able to stay out front in the green, white, checkered sequence of laps to the end of the race.

The next race for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters will be on Saturday night, August 26 at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, TN. The United Speed Contest Sanction Outlaw Open-Wheel Modifieds will share the card with the Winged Outlaw 360 Sprint Cars For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters, the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprints and K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds 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 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car RESULTS FROM SENOIA RACEWAY IN SENOIA, GA ON 8/19/17:

A-MAIN: 30 LAPS: POS/START CAR # DRIVER/HOMETOWN 1. 4 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 2. 1 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 3. 3 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 4. 5 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS 5. 7 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 6. 2 67x Matt Linder Hoschton, GA 7. 12 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 8. 20 3g Garrett Green Valrico, FL 9. 8 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 10. 10 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 11. 13 67t Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 12. 14 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 13. 11 67m Jake McLain Matthews, NC 14. 16 29a Kyle Amerson Matthews, AL 15. 19 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 16. 6 29 Joe Oliver Pendergrass, GA 17. 23 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 18. 21 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 19. 24 14b Bo Barber Clarksville, TN 20. 22 99 Don Warren Clarksville, TN 21. 18 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC 22. 9 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN 23. 15 1s Joey Schmidt Laurel, MS 24. 17 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Mallett Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Turpen Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Linder Butlerbuilt Third Heat: Hagar K&N Filters Pole Award: Gray JE Pistons Top Guns Award (1stPlace): Hagar PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (2nd Place): Gray K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Green (started 20th/finished 8th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Linder Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Sams DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Green DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Moss

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Mallett; 2. Hagar; 3. Gray; 4. McElhannon; 5. Turpen; 6. Taylor DNS

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Turpen; 2. Oliver; 3. Mallett; 4. Thomas; 5. Willingham; 6. Agin; 7. Warren; 8. Taylor DNS.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Linder; 2. Gray; 3. Terrell; 4. Sams; 5. McLain; 6. Amerson; 7. Larkin; 8. Auld.

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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 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

 

 

HAGAR HUSTLES TO BOYD’S SPEEDWAY USCS WIN

August 18, 2017

RINGGOLD, GA – The 2013 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion Derek Hagar of Marion, AR drove his DHR Chassis Parts and Shocks Special to his fourth United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters win of the season Friday night by leading all 30 laps of the A-Main at Boyd’s Speedway.

Hagar started on the outside of the front row, and after a side-by-side battle on the opening tour with USCS point leader Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR, took the lead coming off the fourth turn on the high side. Hagar then pulled away using multiple grooves around the 3/8-mile clay oval.

“The track was great tonight and we could really move around on it,” Hagar said. “There wasn’t much cushion on the high side, but we had our car set up well, and we could run the middle and the bottom. We could go where ever we needed to go to get around the lapped cars.”

The 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN finished second, and tried to make a late-race charge on Hagar, but ran out of laps. Mallett ended up in the third spot, and the defending and two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN was fourth. Andy McElhannon of Hernando, MS finished fifth.

Sixth went to Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA, and Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC earned the K&N Filters Pole Award, but spun out before the green flag came out and had to start at the rear of the 23-car field. Riggins rallied to finish seventh 30 laps later.

The 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL took the eighth spot, and Joey Schmidt of Ellisville MS was ninth. Aubrey Black of Lookout Mountain, GA started 20th and rounded out the top ten to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award.

In preliminary action, Turpen won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and the three eight lap heat races were won by Mallett in the Engler Machine and Tool first heat, Riggins in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second heat, and Hagar in the Schoenfeld Headers third heat.

Hagar led the first lap followed by Mallett, Matt Linder of Hoschton, GA, Turpen and Gray. Bob Auld of Largo, FL brought out the first of four caution flags on lap six with a spin in turn four. When the field went back to green flag action, Hagar pulled away from Mallett, while Gray went to the inside to challenge his teammate Turpen for the fourth spot.

Gray was able drive underneath Turpen coming off the fourth turn on lap seven. By lap ten, Hagar began to encounter the cars on the tail of the lead lap with a half-straightaway lead on Mallett. The lead was erased on lap 11 when Don Warren of Clarksville, TN spun in turn two to light up the caution bulb.

The top ten for the restart at the one-third mark of the race had Hagar in the lead followed by Mallett, Linder, Gray, Turpen, Sams, McElhannon, Joe Larkin of Suwanee, GA, Schmidt, and Jake McLain of Matthews, NC. When the field went back to green flag action, Taylor stepped to the outside and passed Sams for sixth.

Turpen led a three-car battle for fifth with Taylor, Sams and McElhannon. McLain lost his right side header in turn two on lap 14 to bring out the caution flag, but not before it was run over by Jeff Oliver of Pendergrass, GA. Both cars were done for the evening. Hagar led Mallett, Linder, Gray, Turpen, Taylor, McElhannon, Sams, Larkin, and Schmidt down for the restart.

The battle for the fifth spot resumed among Turpen, Taylor, McElhannon and Sams. McElhannon was able to drive under Taylor for the sixth spot coming off the fourth turn on lap 15. The final caution flag came out on lap 17 when Linder stalled on the front straightaway while running third, and he was out for the evening.

That reshuffled the top ten as Hagar led Mallett, Gray, Turpen, Taylor, McElhannon, Riggins, Larkin, Sams, and Schmidt down for the restart. McElhannon got by Taylor on the restart, while Hagar pulled away from Mallett, and Gray challenged him for the second spot.

Hagar got into lapped traffic on lap 21 with almost a full straightaway lead on Mallett. Gray was able to get by Mallett for second on lap 22. Gray had the fastest car on the track in the final eight laps of the race, but he couldn’t catch Hagar to challenge for the lead.

In RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprint action, Bobby Zaiontz of Columbus, MS drove to a wire-to-wire win in the 15-lap main event. Pulling double-duty on Friday night, Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA took the second spot, and Conner Morrell of Palmetto, FL finished third. Gregg Jones of Navarre, FL was fourth and fifth went to Tommy Thompson of Ten Mile, TN.

Jim Kradel of Navarre, FL finished sixth, and Jim McNulty of Navarre, FL took the seventh spot. A.J. Parrish of Jacksonville, FL started tenth and finished eighth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Ninth went to Alex Lyles of Arlington, TN, and Aubrey Black II of Trenton, GA rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Jones won the five-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and the eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race was won by Taylor, which earned him the K&N Filters Pole Award for the 15-lap A-Main.

Zaiontz took the lead at the start of the race from his outside front row starting spot followed by Taylor, Jones, Morrell, and McNulty. On lap two, Morrell drove under Jones in turn two to claim the third spot. The only caution flag of the race came out on lap three when Lyles spun in turn two.

The restart saw Zaiontz leading Taylor, Morrell, Jones and McNulty. Kradel was able to get by McNulty for the fifth spot on the restart. Thompson then got up on the wheel, driving by Kradel and into the top five on lap six. Zaiontz then went on unchallenged to the checkered flag.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and the RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprints will now travel to Senoia Speedway in Senoia, GA to race 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. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM BOYD’S SPEEDWAY IN RINGGOLD, GA ON 8/18/17:

A-MAIN: 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 2. 6 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 3. 3 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 4. 4 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 5. 7 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS 6. 11 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 7. 1 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 8. 9 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 9. 17 1s Joey Schmidt Laurel, MS 10. 20 21 Aubrey Black Trenton, GA 11. 10 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 12. 14 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN 13. 12 3g Garrett Green Valrico, FL 14. 19 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL 15. 16 67t Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 16. 18 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 17. 22 99 Don Warren Clarksville, TN 18. 5 67x Matt Linder Hoschton, GA 19. 13 67m Jake McClain Matthews, NC 20. 15 29 Jeff Oliver Pendergrass, GA 21. 8 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 22. 21 14b Bo Barber Clarksville, TN 23. 23 6 Sean Housey Lima, OH

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Mallett Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Riggins Butlerbuilt Third Heat: Hagar K&N Filters Pole Award: Riggins JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (5th Place): McElhannon PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (1st Place): Hagar K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Mallett Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Black (started 20th and finished 10th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Taylor Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Riggins DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Sams DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Black

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Turpen; 2. Oliver; 3. Thomas; 4. Mallett; 5. Taylor; 6. Agin DNS.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Mallett; 2. Turpen; 3. McElhannon; 4. Taylor; 5. Green; 6. Black; 7. Auld; 8. Barber.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Riggins; 2. Gray; 3. Larkin; 4. Sams; 5. Terrell; 6. Oliver; 7. Schmidt; 8. Agin.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Willingham; 3. Linder; 4. McLain; 5. Thomas; 6. Warren; 7. Housey DNS.

OFFICIAL USCS RockAuto.com 600 MINI SPRINT RESULTS:

15-LAP FEATURE RACE:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 1 Bobby Zaiontz Columbus, MS 2. 1 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 3. 3 28 Conner Morrell Palmetto, FL 4. 4 730 Gregg Jones Navarre, FL 5. 6 3t Tommy Thompson Ten Mile, TN 6. 5 19 Jim Kradel Navarre, FL 7. 7 52 Jim McNulty Navarre, FL 8. 10 88 A.J. Parrish Jacksonville, FL 9. 8 17 Alex Lyles Arlington, TN 10. 9 0 Aubrey Black II Trenton, GA

USCS RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Special Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Jones Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race: Taylor K&N Filters Pole Award: Black K&N Filters Podium (3rd Place) Award: Morrell Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 4th-Place Award: Jones Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Parrish (started 10th and finished 8th) Kaiser Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Thompson Saldana RFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

HAGAR HUSTLES TO BOYD’S SPEEDWAY USCS WIN

August 18, 2017

RINGGOLD, GA – The 2013 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion Derek Hagar of Marion, AR drove his DHR Chassis Parts and Shocks Special to his fourth United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters win of the season Friday night by leading all 30 laps of the A-Main at Boyd’s Speedway.

Hagar started on the outside of the front row, and after a side-by-side battle on the opening tour with USCS point leader Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR, took the lead coming off the fourth turn on the high side. Hagar then pulled away using multiple grooves around the 3/8-mile clay oval.

“The track was great tonight and we could really move around on it,” Hagar said. “There wasn’t much cushion on the high side, but we had our car set up well, and we could run the middle and the bottom. We could go where ever we needed to go to get around the lapped cars.”

The 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN finished second, and tried to make a late-race charge on Hagar, but ran out of laps. Mallett ended up in the third spot, and the defending and two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN was fourth. Andy McElhannon of Hernando, MS finished fifth.

Sixth went to Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA, and Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC earned the K&N Filters Pole Award, but spun out before the green flag came out and had to start at the rear of the 23-car field. Riggins rallied to finish seventh 30 laps later.

The 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL took the eighth spot, and Joey Schmidt of Ellisville MS was ninth. Aubrey Black of Lookout Mountain, GA started 20th and rounded out the top ten to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award.

In preliminary action, Turpen won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and the three eight lap heat races were won by Mallett in the Engler Machine and Tool first heat, Riggins in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second heat, and Hagar in the Schoenfeld Headers third heat.

Hagar led the first lap followed by Mallett, Matt Linder of Hoschton, GA, Turpen and Gray. Bob Auld of Largo, FL brought out the first of four caution flags on lap six with a spin in turn four. When the field went back to green flag action, Hagar pulled away from Mallett, while Gray went to the inside to challenge his teammate Turpen for the fourth spot.

Gray was able drive underneath Turpen coming off the fourth turn on lap seven. By lap ten, Hagar began to encounter the cars on the tail of the lead lap with a half-straightaway lead on Mallett. The lead was erased on lap 11 when Don Warren of Clarksville, TN spun in turn two to light up the caution bulb.

The top ten for the restart at the one-third mark of the race had Hagar in the lead followed by Mallett, Linder, Gray, Turpen, Sams, McElhannon, Joe Larkin of Suwanee, GA, Schmidt, and Jake McLain of Matthews, NC. When the field went back to green flag action, Taylor stepped to the outside and passed Sams for sixth.

Turpen led a three-car battle for fifth with Taylor, Sams and McElhannon. McLain lost his right side header in turn two on lap 14 to bring out the caution flag, but not before it was run over by Jeff Oliver of Pendergrass, GA. Both cars were done for the evening. Hagar led Mallett, Linder, Gray, Turpen, Taylor, McElhannon, Sams, Larkin, and Schmidt down for the restart.

The battle for the fifth spot resumed among Turpen, Taylor, McElhannon and Sams. McElhannon was able to drive under Taylor for the sixth spot coming off the fourth turn on lap 15. The final caution flag came out on lap 17 when Linder stalled on the front straightaway while running third, and he was out for the evening.

That reshuffled the top ten as Hagar led Mallett, Gray, Turpen, Taylor, McElhannon, Riggins, Larkin, Sams, and Schmidt down for the restart. McElhannon got by Taylor on the restart, while Hagar pulled away from Mallett, and Gray challenged him for the second spot.

Hagar got into lapped traffic on lap 21 with almost a full straightaway lead on Mallett. Gray was able to get by Mallett for second on lap 22. Gray had the fastest car on the track in the final eight laps of the race, but he couldn’t catch Hagar to challenge for the lead.

In RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprint action, Bobby Zaiontz of Columbus, MS drove to a wire-to-wire win in the 15-lap main event. Pulling double-duty on Friday night, Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA took the second spot, and Conner Morrell of Palmetto, FL finished third. Gregg Jones of Navarre, FL was fourth and fifth went to Tommy Thompson of Ten Mile, TN.

Jim Kradel of Navarre, FL finished sixth, and Jim McNulty of Navarre, FL took the seventh spot. A.J. Parrish of Jacksonville, FL started tenth and finished eighth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Ninth went to Alex Lyles of Arlington, TN, and Aubrey Black II of Trenton, GA rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Jones won the five-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and the eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race was won by Taylor, which earned him the K&N Filters Pole Award for the 15-lap A-Main.

Zaiontz took the lead at the start of the race from his outside front row starting spot followed by Taylor, Jones, Morrell, and McNulty. On lap two, Morrell drove under Jones in turn two to claim the third spot. The only caution flag of the race came out on lap three when Lyles spun in turn two.

The restart saw Zaiontz leading Taylor, Morrell, Jones and McNulty. Kradel was able to get by McNulty for the fifth spot on the restart. Thompson then got up on the wheel, driving by Kradel and into the top five on lap six. Zaiontz then went on unchallenged to the checkered flag.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and the RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprints will now travel to Senoia Speedway in Senoia, GA to race 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. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM BOYD’S SPEEDWAY IN RINGGOLD, GA ON 8/18/17:

A-MAIN: 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 2. 6 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 3. 3 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 4. 4 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 5. 7 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS 6. 11 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 7. 1 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 8. 9 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 9. 17 1s Joey Schmidt Laurel, MS 10. 20 21 Aubrey Black Trenton, GA 11. 10 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 12. 14 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN 13. 12 3g Garrett Green Valrico, FL 14. 19 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL 15. 16 67t Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 16. 18 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 17. 22 99 Don Warren Clarksville, TN 18. 5 67x Matt Linder Hoschton, GA 19. 13 67m Jake McClain Matthews, NC 20. 15 29 Jeff Oliver Pendergrass, GA 21. 8 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 22. 21 14b Bo Barber Clarksville, TN 23. 23 6 Sean Housey Lima, OH

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Mallett Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Riggins Butlerbuilt Third Heat: Hagar K&N Filters Pole Award: Riggins JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (5th Place): McElhannon PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (1st Place): Hagar K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Mallett Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Black (started 20th and finished 10th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Taylor Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Riggins DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Sams DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Black

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Turpen; 2. Oliver; 3. Thomas; 4. Mallett; 5. Taylor; 6. Agin DNS.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Mallett; 2. Turpen; 3. McElhannon; 4. Taylor; 5. Green; 6. Black; 7. Auld; 8. Barber.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Riggins; 2. Gray; 3. Larkin; 4. Sams; 5. Terrell; 6. Oliver; 7. Schmidt; 8. Agin.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Willingham; 3. Linder; 4. McLain; 5. Thomas; 6. Warren; 7. Housey DNS.

OFFICIAL USCS RockAuto.com 600 MINI SPRINT RESULTS:

15-LAP FEATURE RACE:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 1 Bobby Zaiontz Columbus, MS 2. 1 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 3. 3 28 Conner Morrell Palmetto, FL 4. 4 730 Gregg Jones Navarre, FL 5. 6 3t Tommy Thompson Ten Mile, TN 6. 5 19 Jim Kradel Navarre, FL 7. 7 52 Jim McNulty Navarre, FL 8. 10 88 A.J. Parrish Jacksonville, FL 9. 8 17 Alex Lyles Arlington, TN 10. 9 0 Aubrey Black II Trenton, GA

USCS RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Special Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Jones Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race: Taylor K&N Filters Pole Award: Black K&N Filters Podium (3rd Place) Award: Morrell Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 4th-Place Award: Jones Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Parrish (started 10th and finished 8th) Kaiser Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Thompson Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Kradel

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (5 Laps): 1. Jones; 2. Zaiontz; 3. Morrell; 4. Lyles; 5. Black DNS.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race (8 Laps): 1. Taylor; 2. Zaiontz; 3. Jones; 4. Morrell; 5. Thompson; 6. Kradel; 7. McNulty; 8. Lyles; 9. Black DNS; 10. Parrish DNS.

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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 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

Photo/Caption: 9jr. Derek Hagar raced to win #4 on the season in the United Sprint Car Series on Friday night at Boyd’s Speedway. (USCS Photo)

United Sprint Car Series News Release: Contact – PETE WALTON – (770) 865-6097 Email: peteuscs@att.net

acing Products Super Sixth Award: Kradel

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (5 Laps): 1. Jones; 2. Zaiontz; 3. Morrell; 4. Lyles; 5. Black DNS.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race (8 Laps): 1. Taylor; 2. Zaiontz; 3. Jones; 4. Morrell; 5. Thompson; 6. Kradel; 7. McNulty; 8. Lyles; 9. Black DNS; 10. Parrish DNS.

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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 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

 

 

USCS OUTLAW SPRINT CAR RACING HEADLINES SPRINT CAR MANIA VII RACING ACTION AT BOYD’S SPEEDWAY on FRIDAY NIGHT (August 18th)

Atlanta, GA – August 15th, 2017 - Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the USCS “Sprint Car Mania” VII racing program at historic Boyd’s Speedway on Friday, August 18th at 7:00 p.m.. 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 forty-first event on the 21st Anniversary USCS National Championship schedule.

This is the one and only USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car event scheduled during the 2017 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 USCS winged sprint car action will feature a full program of racing in the winged 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 if necessary. The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap “Sprint Car Mania” VII 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 the speedway’s Limited Late Model, Sportsman, Hobby and Street Stock racing divisions. There will be a full program of racing action in every division.

Two twenty-four-year old drivers lead a strong contingent of winged sprint drivers into the event. The first in the Nation’s top ranked female sprint racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the defending and two-time USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion. Turpen who was the 2015 and 2016 Champion, leads the series drivers in victories this season with nine so far in 2017. She currently leads the USCS Mid-South regional series point standings and is in third place in the current National point standings. She also leads USCS Deep South regional standings as well.

The second twenty-four year-old young gun is Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas who currently leads the USCS National point standings. Mallett also leads the USCS Southern Thunder regional series point standings as well. He is the second most successful USCS driver in reaching victory lane during the 2017 season with five main event wins so far.

Eleven- time and defending USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, who is Turpen’s team-mate, also tops the entry list for the Boyd’s Speedway event. He is a scant few points behind Mallett in second place in the National point standings. The two drivers have swapped the lead in those standings several times during the season. He is among the top twenty-five drivers in the Nation in wins over the past 5 years. Gray has 90 career USCS wins.

Also entered is 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Hagar is a threat to win each and every night and is the leading USCS feature winner over the last five seasons. The 2015 Riverside Speedway (West Memphis, AR) track Champion from Andy McElhannon from Hernando, Mississippi who won his career-first United Sprint Car Series main event on July 7th at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi has also joined the entry list.

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 and hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Gates open at 4:00pm 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.

 

 

Mallett races to second USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win of the weekend at East Alabama Motor Speedway in the 9th annual Randy Helton Memorial.

Phenix City, AL - August 5, 2017 - The current United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National points leader Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas completed a two-night Alabama sweep of USCS contests by winning the.27-lap 9th annual Randy Helton Memorial Race and 19th annual Alabama Sprint Car Nationals event at East Alabama Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Mallett also raced into the www.rockauto.com USCS victory Lane on Friday night at Penton Raceway. The EAMS win was Mallett’s fifth of the 2017 season in USCS competition. The race honors former USCS driver Randy Helton from Palmetto, Georgia. Mallett collected $2827 for his main event at EAMS.

The defending and two-time USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee scored her second runner-up finish of the weekend after challenging Mallett early. After the two raced through lapped cars, Mallett, the leader, got by several cars and used them for a pick to put distance between himself and nine-time 2017 USCS race winner, Morgan Turpen. Mallett then pulled away.to more than a straight-away lead at the finish. Young-gun Kyle Amerson chased the lead duo to the line in third place for a career-best USCS finish. Rookie of the Year contender, seventeen-year-old Brandon Taylor, from Cumming, Georgia displayed his talent by starting seventh and racing into the fourth position by the end of the main event. The evening’s Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat race- winner, Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida rounded out the top five finishers.

United Sprint Car Series newcomer, Jeff Oliver from Pendergrass, Georgia headed the next group of finishers in sixth place. Oliver started 13th and advanced the most positions in the main event to also garner the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Tony Agin who is currently in fifth place in the National point standings, finished in seventh place in the main event after winning the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat race earlier in the evening. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi followed Agin in eighth place. Brian Thomas a veteran USCS sprint car racer from Pendergrass, Georgia who ranked fourth in the USCS Southern Thunder regional point standings coming into Saturday night, finished in ninth place. Clint Weiss from Ocala, Florida rounded out the top ten finishers.

Mallett kicked off the night’s action by winning the USCS Hoosier Speed Dash. As previously mentioned, Tony Agin won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Terry Witherspoon collected the win in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. Morgan Turpen collected the most passing points in the heat race action. After the first heat race-winner, Tony Agin then drew a Zero in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing. This placed her (Turpen) on the K&N Filters Pole Position and Mallett outside the front row. Jeff Oliver started thirteenth and passed seven cars, earning him the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st annual USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Bell Racing USA, PRO Shocks, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

Next on the schedule for the USCS drivers is the ASCS vs USCS Summer Shootout (Not So Civil WAR!) at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi on Friday and Saturday, August 11th and 12th. For more info on the track please visit www.jacksonmotorspeedway.net or visit their Facebook page. On the following weekend the series will invade Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Friday, August 18th and t headlines the USCS Senoia Summer Nationals 2017 at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on Saturday, August 19th .

For USCS rules, schedules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com . or call the series at 770-460-7334 or 770-865-6097. You may also like and follow Uscsracing on Facebook and or @uscsracing on Twitter.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged srint cars at East Alabama Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 5, 2017 results:

HOOSIER Tire Speed DASH - (6 Laps) 1. 14 Jordon Mallett; 2. 67 Brian Thomas; 3. 29a Kyle Amerson; 4. 10m Morgan Turpen; 5. 1x Scott Hunter; 6. 10 Terry Gray.

Engler Machine & Tool First Heat - (8 Laps) 1. 38 Tony Agin; 2. 29a Kyle Amerson; 3. 10 Terry Gray; 4. 1x Scott Hunter; 5.99T Tanner Witherspoon; 6. 99D Don Warren; DNS - 1s Joey Schmidt and 24d Danny Sams III.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat - (8 Laps) 1. 43 Terry Witherspoon; 2. 10m Morgan Turpen; 3. 14 Jordon Mallett; 4. 67 Brian Thomas; 5. 07T Brandon Taylor; 6.28 Jeff Willingham; 29 Jeff Oliver; 0x Clint Weiss.

Outlaw Thunder Tour Winged Sprint A-Main - (27 Laps) 1. 14 Jordon Mallett; 2. 10m Morgan Turpen; 3. 29 Kyle Amerson; 4. 07T Brandon Taylor; 5.; 43 Terry Witherspoon; 6. 29 Jeff Oliver; 7. 38 Tony Agin; 8.28 Jeff Willingham; 9 .67 Brian Thomas; 10. 0x Clint Weiss; 11. 99 Don Warren; 12. 1x Scott Hunter; 13. 10 Terry Gray; 14. 99T Tanner Witherspoon; DNS – 1s Joey Schmidt and Danny Sams III.

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 14 Jordon Mallett Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 38 Tony Agin BMRS Second Heat: 43 Terry Witherspoon K&N Filters Pole Award: 10m Morgan Turpen JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 43 Terry Witherspoon (5th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 29 Kyle Amerson Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: 29 Jeff Oliver PRO Shocks Top Five Award: 07T Brandon Taylor (4th place) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: 29 Jeff Oliver Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: 38 Tony Agin DHR Suspension 8th place Award: 28 Jeff Willingham DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: 0x Clint Weiss

 

 

Lance Moss raced to first USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win of the season at Carolina Speedway on Friday

Gastonia, NC - July 21, 2017 – Veteran USCS driver Lance Moss from nearby Cherryville, North Carolina raced his way to his first United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters win of the 2017 season on Friday night at Carolina Speedway in front of a happy home-track crowd. Moss battled with USCS title contender, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas for the first 25-laps of the contest before making a winning pass on lap twenty-six. on his way to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for the first time this season. Moss, who is always a tough competitor, added this one to a win at Lancaster Speedway in April of 2014 for his career-second USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win.

Mallett, who won his first ever USCS sprint car event in 2011 at Carolina Speedway when he was the series Rookie of the Year, was comfortably in the lead of the event before he struck the wall hard in turn two on about lap fifteen. After that, he continued to lead the race even with several broken rear suspension parts. After a lap-25 restart Moss raced by Mallett’s limping mount into the lead.

New Jersey hot-shoe Robbie Stillwaggon who won the April 7, 2017 USCS event at the track, followed Moss by Mallett two laps later to chase Moss across the line on the final lap and finished in the runner-up spot. Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina raced from a sixth-place starting spot to finish in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Mallett followed the trio across the line in fourth place. The defending and two-time USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee rounded out the top five.

USCS National points leader, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee chased the top-five home in sixth place followed by Jacksonville, Florida veteran racer, Terry Witherspoon in seventh place. Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina finished in eighth place. Tony Agin, a USCS regular and veteran sprint car racer from Ft. Myers, Florida finished in ninth place and Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina rounded out the top-ten finishers.

Dan Jones kicked off the evening’s action with a win in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Terry Gray then won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Jordon Mallett collected the win in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. As the first heat race-winner, Gray then drew a six in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing. This placed Dan Jones on the K&N Filters Pole Position and he received the K&N Filters Pole Award as well. Jake McLain advanced nine positions in the main event to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

Next on the schedule for the USCS drivers is the USCS Joe and Jim McLain Summer Sprint Classic Round #2 at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC for Round #2 on Saturday night, The McLain family has posted a bonus to the winner of $200 each night. This makes the winner’s share a possible $4400 to win on both nights. There is also a bonus posted of $100 each night for the 12th place car and the 21st place car. These (#12 and #21) represent the numbers that the two racing McLain Brothers raced under.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st annual USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Bell Racing USA, PRO Shocks, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

For USCS rules, schedules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com . or call the series at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You may also like and follow Uscsracing on Facebook and or @uscsracing on Twitter.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Winged Sprint Cars at Carolina Speedway on Friday, July 21,2017.

Hoosier Speed DASH - (6 Laps) 1. 8-Dan Jones[1] ; 2. 1x-Scott Hunter[2] ; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[5] ; 4. 10-Terry Gray[4] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[3] ; 6. 33-Joe Larkin[6]

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 10-Terry Gray[3] ; 2. 8-Dan Jones[2] ; 3. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[7] ; 4. 23-Lance Moss[9] ; 5. 83-Bob Auld[1] ; 6. 38-Tony Agin[4] ; 7. 67-Brian Thomas[5] ; 8. 67m-Jake McLain[10] ; 9. 21b-Brandon McLain[6] ; 10. 5w-Ryan Coniam[8]

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 - (10 Laps) 1. 14-Jordon Mallett[3] ; 2. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[8] ; 3. 07-Johnny Bridges[4] ; 4. 59III-Johnny Petrozelle[2] ; 5. 43-Terry Witherspoon[1] ; 6. 10m-Morgan Turpen[7] ; 7. 1x-Scott Hunter[6] ; 8. 58-Nathan Emig[9] ; 9. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[5] ; 10. 33-Joe Larkin[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 23-Lance Moss[2] ; 2. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[3] ; 3. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[6] ; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett[4] ; 5. 10m-Morgan Turpen[9] ; 6. 10-Terry Gray[5] ; 7. 43-Terry Witherspoon[11] ; 8. 1x-Scott Hunter[13] ; 9. 38-Tony Agin[12] ; 10. 67m-Jake McLain[19] ; 11. 67-Brian Thomas[15] ; 12. 59III-Johnny Petrozelle[8] ; 13. 5w-Ryan Coniam[18] ; 14. 83-Bob Auld[10] ; 15. 33-Joe Larkin[20] ; 16. 58-Nathan Emig[14] ; 17. 8-Dan Jones[1] ; 18. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[17] ; 19. 07-Johnny Bridges[7] ; 20. 21b-Brandon McLain[16]

USCS Sprint Car Series Race y Jones: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 8 Dan Jones Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 10 Terry Gray BMRS Second Heat: 14 Jordon Mallett K&N Filters Pole Award: 8 Dan Jones JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 47 Eric Riggins, Jr. (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 47 Eric Riggins, Jr. Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: 67m Jake McLain (Advanced 9 positions in main event) PRO Shocks Top Five Award: 10m Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award:10 Terry Gray Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: 43 Terry Witherspoon DHR Suspension 8th place Award: 1x Scott Hunter DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: 67m Jake McLain

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Winged Sprint Cars
At Carolina Speedway on Friday, July 21,2017

Hoosier Speed DASH - (0 Laps)
1. 8-Dan Jones[1] ; 2. 1x-Scott Hunter[2] ; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[5] ; 4. 10-Terry Gray[4] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[3] ; 6. 33-Joe Larkin[6]

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 10-Terry Gray[3] ; 2. 8-Dan Jones[2] ; 3. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[7] ; 4. 23-Lance Moss[9] ; 5. 83-Bob Auld[1] ; 6. 38-Tony Agin[4] ; 7. 67-Brian Thomas[5] ; 8. 67m-Jake McLain[10] ; 9. 21b-Brandon McLain[6] ; 10. 5w-Ryan Coniam[8]

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 - (10 Laps)
1. 14-Jordon Mallett[3] ; 2. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[8] ; 3. 07-Johnny Bridges[4] ; 4. 59III-Johnny Petrozelle[2] ; 5. 43-Terry Witherspoon[1] ; 6. 10m-Morgan Turpen[7] ; 7. 1x-Scott Hunter[6] ; 8. 58-Nathan Emig[9] ; 9. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[5] ; 10. 33-Joe Larkin[10]


A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 23-Lance Moss[2] ; 2. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[3] ; 3. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[6] ; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett[4] ; 5. 10m-Morgan Turpen[9] ; 6. 10-Terry Gray[5] ; 7. 43-Terry Witherspoon[11] ; 8. 1x-Scott Hunter[13] ; 9. 38-Tony Agin[12] ; 10. 67m-Jake McLain[19] ; 11. 67-Brian Thomas[15] ; 12. 59III-Johnny Petrozelle[8] ; 13. 5w-Ryan Coniam[18] ; 14. 83-Bob Auld[10] ; 15. 33-Joe Larkin[20] ; 16. 58-Nathan Emig[14] ; 17. 8-Dan Jones[1] ; 18. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[17] ; 19. 07-Johnny Bridges[7] ; 20. 21b-Brandon McLain[16]

 

 

Turpen gets ninth USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win of the season at Travelers Rest Speedway.

Travelers Rest, SC - July 14, 2017 - Two-time USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee battled to her ninth United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters win of the 2017 season on Friday night at Travelers Rest Speedway in front of a large crowd that bought tickets in the rain and then endured a rain delay to see the series drivers compete. Turpen, who started third, charged under K&N Filters Pole Position starter and 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida as the duo entered turn three on the seventh lap to take the lead and never looked back on her way to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.

Snyder, who won the last time the series visited the track in 2015, went off the track on lap eleven with motor issues and Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas assumed the runner-up spot. Mallett, who was the USCS feature winner on the previous Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park, pulled up on Turpen’s back bumper several times after yellow and red-flag restarts, but, couldn’t create a serious challenge on this occasion and had to settle for the runner-up honors.

Behind the Turpen and Mallett duo, veteran and eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee followed in the K&N Filters Podium awarding third place. Matt Linder who resides in Hoschton, Georgia returned to USCS competition after several years off, followed in fourth place. Tony Agin from Fort Myers, Florida had a season-best run and rounded out the top five finishers.

USCS Rookie of the Year, contender, Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina chased the top-five home in sixth place followed by California transplant. Jeff Oliver, who now calls Pendergrass, Georgia home in seventh place. Dan Jones from Concord, North Carolina finished in eighth place. Brian Thomas, a USCS regular and veteran sprint car racer from Pendergrass, Georgia finished in ninth place. Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia rounded out the top-ten finishers.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s action with a win in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Morgan Turpen then won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Dan Jones collected the win in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. Rookie of the Year contender, Scott Hunter from Concord, NC earned the most passing points in the heat race action. As the first heat race-winner, Turpen then drew a six in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing. This placed Nick Snyder on the K&N Filters Pole Position and he received the K&N Filters Pole Award as well. Jeff Oliver from Pendergrass, Georgia advanced ten positions in the main event to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

Next on the schedule for the USCS drivers is the USCS Joe and Jim McLain Summer Sprint Classic at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC on Friday. July 21st for Round #1 and at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC for Round #2 on this Saturday night, July 22nd. The McLain family has posted a bonus to the winner of $200 each night. This makes the winner’s share a possible $4400 to win on both nights. The is also a bonus posted of $100 each night for the 12th place car and the 21st place car. These (#12 and #21) represent the numbers that the two racing McLain Brothers raced under.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st annual USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Bell Racing USA, PRO Shocks, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

For USCS rules, schedules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com . or call the series at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You may also like and follow Uscsracing on Facebook and or @uscsracing on Twitter.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars
at Travelers' Rest Speedway on Friday, July 14, 2017 results:

Hoosier Speed DASH - (6 Laps)
1. 10-Terry Gray[2] ; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett[6] ; 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen[1] ; 4. 67t-Brian Thomas[5] ; 5. 28-Jeff Willingham[3] ; 6. 33-Joe Larkin[4]

Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 10m-Morgan Turpen[1] ; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett[4] ; 3. 10-Terry Gray[6] ; 4. 67x-Matt Linder[2] ; 5. 67t-Brian Thomas[3] ; 6. 33-Joe Larkin[5] ; 7. 28-Jeff Willingham[7] ; 8. 58-Nathan Emis[8]

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 8-Dan Jones[1] ; 2. 1x-Scott Hunter[5] ; 3. 38-Tony Agin[2] ; 4. 116-Nick Snyder[7] ; 5. 29-Jeff Oliver[9] ; 6. 67m-Jake McLain[8] ; 7. 5s-Sonny Stroud[6] ; 8. 21b-Brandon McLain[3] ; 9. 07-Brandon Taylor[4]


Sprint FEATURE - (30 Laps)
1. 10m-Morgan Turpen[3] ; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett[5] ; 3. 10-Terry Gray[4] ; 4. 67x-Matt Linder[8] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[7] ; 6. 1x-Scott Hunter[6] ; 7. 29-Jeff Oliver[17] ; 8. 8-Dan Jones[2] ; 9. 67t-Brian Thomas[10] ; 10. 33-Joe Larkin[11] ; 11. 67m-Jake McLain[9] ; 12. 28-Jeff Willingham[12] ; 13. 21b-Brandon McLain[15] ; 14. 116-Nick Snyder[1] ; 15. 58-Nathan Emis[14] ; 16. 5s-Sonny Stroud[13] ; 17. 07-Brandon Taylor[16]​

USCS Sprint Car Series Race y Jones:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash:10 Terry Gray
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 10m Morgan Turpen
BMRS Second Heat: 8 Danny Jones
K&N Filters Pole Award:116 Nick Snyder
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: Jordon Mallett (2nd place)
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 10 Terry Gray
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: 29 Jeff Oliver
PRO Shocks Top Five Award: 38 Tony Agin
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award:1x Scott Hunter
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: 29 Jeff Oliver
DHR Suspension 8th place Award: 8 Dan Jones
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: 33 Joe Larkin

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars set for Dixie Speedway Sprint Car Nationals this Saturday (July 15th)

July 11, 2017 - Atlanta, GA - Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the racing program at Dixie Speedway on Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 pm. 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 tri-oval for the 2017 version of the Dixie Sprint Car Nationals speed spectacular. The event is race number thirty-three on the 57-race 21st annual schedule for the Nationally touring USCS drivers. The race is the only USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car event scheduled at Dixie Speedway during the 2017 season. The event also serves as Round #18 on the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series schedule. The Dixie Speedway race will award USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers with National and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series championship points. Entries are expected from seven or more states for the event.

Expected entries for Saturday night include several multi-time USCS Southern Thunder Tour sprint car feature winners. Those drivers include; 11-time National and multi-time Southern Thunder Tour USCS Champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee and former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina.

Also entered and a past and present season winner is the Nation’s top female sprint car racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the defending and a two-time (2015& 2016) USCS National Champion. Turpen has been on fire this season as she has won eight times in USCS competition and leads the series in the wins column. She is also the Dixie Sprint Car Nationals defending Champion.

One of the other top entries is Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas who leads the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional point standings. He also trials current points leader Terry Gray in the National title chase in the runner-up spot just 13 points back. Mallett was the 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year. He was also the 2016 National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Champion. Mallett is the most recent USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winner with a visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane this past Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi. He has three wins so far, this season.

Danny Martin, Jr. from Sarasota, Florida is another expected entry. Martin was a five-time 2016 USCS feature winner. Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, Florida will also travel North for the event to try to improve on his fifth-place position in the current National point standings. Additional Florida entries include the 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida. Terry and Tanner Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida and Bob Auld rom Largo, Florida. are also entered.

Other past National and regional Rookie of the Year drivers who are entered include the 2012 USCS National Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi, who is fourth in the current 2017 USCS National standings. The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. McLain and his Brother, Jake McLain, who was the 2009 USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year are both entered. Additionally, Lee Moore from Tuscaloosa, Alabama who was the 2007 USCS Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year is expected as well.

Veteran Georgia drivers include Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia who is third in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour standings and team-mate Matt Linder from Hoschton, Georgia are expected as well as veteran sprint car driver Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia who is also inside the 2017 Southern Thunder top ten. Former California sprint car racer, Chase Wood from Alpharetta, Georgia will make his first entry into USCS competition at Dixie Speedway on Saturday. Several 2017 Rookie of the Year contenders are entered including Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina and Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia as well as first year winged sprint car racer Jeff Oliver from Pendergrass, Georgia are entered.

Former United Racing Club Champion, Robbie Stillwaggon from Burlington, New Jersey, who had two feature wins with the USCS series earlier in 2017, is an additional potent entry to the list. Stillwaggon won at Carolina Speedway and Lancaster Speedway in April.

The USCS winged sprint cars are joined on Saturday night racing card by a full program of racing in the Super Late Models, Late Model and Stock Car racing divisions as well to create an action-packed night of racing and family entertainment.

For directions to and more information about Dixie Speedway please visit www.dixiespeedway.com The track’s Race-Day and information phone line number is 770-926-5315. For updated schedules, rules and more for the United Sprint Car Series, please visit www.uscsracing.com. If you still have questions please call 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars set for Travelers Rest Speedway invasion this Friday (July 14th)

July 11, 2017 - Atlanta, GA - Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the racing program at Travelers Speedway on Frdayi, July 14th at 8:00 pm. 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” Sprint Car Speed Spectacular 2017. The event is race number thirty-two on the 57-race 21st annual schedule for the Nationally touring USCS drivers. The race is the only USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car event scheduled at Travelers Rest Speedway during the 2017 season. The event also serves as Round #17 on the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series schedule. The Travelers Rest Speedway race will award USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers with National and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series championship points. Entries are expected from seven or more states for the event.

Expected entries for Friday night include several multi-time USCS Southern Thunder Tour sprint car feature winners. Those drivers include; 11-time National and multi-time Southern Thunder Tour USCS Champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee and former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina. Both are past winners at Travelers Rest Speedway.

Also entered and a past and present season winner is the Nation’s top female r sprint car racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the defending and a two-time (2015& 2016) USCS National Champion. Turpen has been on fire this season as she has won eight times in USCS competition and leads the series in the wins column.

One of the top entries is Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas who leads the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional point standings. He also trials current points leader Terry Gray in the National title chase in the runner-up spot just 13 points back. Mallett was the 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year. He was also the 2016 National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Champion. Mallett is the most recent USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winner with a visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane this past Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi. He has three wins so far this season.

Danny Martin, Jr. from Sarasota, Florida is another expected entry. Martin was a five-time 2016 USCS feature winner. Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, Florida will also travel North for the event to try to improve on his fifth-place position in the current National point standings. Additional Florida entries include the 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida. Snyder was the winner of the May 8, 2015 USCS main event at Travelers Rest Speedway, the last time the series was there. Terry and Tanner Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida, Bob Auld from Largo, Florida. a re also entered.

Other past National and regional Rookie of the Year drivers who are entered include the 2012 USCS National Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi, who is fourth in the current 2017 USCS National standings. The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. McLain and his Brother, Jake McLain, who was the 2009 USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year are both entered. Additionally, Lee Moore from Tuscaloosa, Alabama who was the 2007 USCS Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year is expected as well.

Veteran Georgia drivers include Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia who is third in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour standings and team-mate Matt Linder from Hoschton, Georgia are expected as well as veteran sprint car driver Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia who is also inside the 2017 Southern Thunder top ten.

Several 2017 Rookie of the Year contenders are entered including Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina and Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia as well as first year winged sprint car racer Jeff Oliver from Pendergrass, Georgia are entered.

Former United Racing Club Champion, Robbie Stillwaggon from Burlington, New Jersey, who had two feature wins with the USCS series earlier in 2017, is an additional potent entry to the list. Stillwaggon won at Carolina Speedway and Lancaster Speedway in April.

The USCS winged sprint cars are joined on Friday night racing card by a full program of stock car racing as well including a $750 to win two-division Reuegades-versus-Stock 8 Shootout plus special events in the track’s Thunder Bomber, Pure Stock and Front Wheel Drive divisions to create an action-packed night of racing and family entertainment.

For directions to and more information about Travelers Rest Speedway please visit www.trspeedwaysc.com The track’s Race-Day and information phone line number is 864-834-4589. For updated schedules, rules and more for the United Sprint Car Series, please visit www.uscsracing.com. If you still have questions please call 770-865-6097.

 

 

Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, AR won tbe 30-lap USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Feature race at Riverside Int. Speedway on Saturday, July 2nd – 2017

Quick Results.

BMRS Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 42-Andy McElhannon[1] ; 2. 40-Howard Moore[4] ; 3. 88R-Cody Gardner[5] ; 4. 61-Cody Howard[2] ; 5. 10m-Morgan Turpen[3] ; 6. 07-Brandon Taylor[6] ; 7. 44-Ronny Howard[7] ; 8. 92-Nick Woolsey[8] ; 9. 44c-Chase Howard[9]

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 3-Sammy Swindell[1] ; 2. 47-Dale Howard[2] ; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[6] ; 4. d6-Dakota Gaines[7] ; 5. 39-Brad Bowden[3] ; 6. 38-Tony Agin[5] ; 7. 28-Jeff Willingham[4] ; 8. 12m-Greg Merritt[8] ; 9. 99-Don Warren[9]

Schoenfeld Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[1] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray[2] ; 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar[5] ; 4. 88-Tim Crawley[8] ; 5. Z-Zach Pringle[6] ; 6. 27-Curt Terrell[4] ; 7. 26-Marshall Skinner[7] ; 8. 32x-Robert Richardson[3]

DASH - (0 Laps) 1. 47-Dale Howard[1] ; 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar[3] ; 3. 3-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 4. 10-Terry Gray[2] ; 5. 88-Tim Crawley[4]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen[1] ; 2. 26-Marshall Skinner[6] ; 3. 27-Curt Terrell[4] ; 4. 07-Brandon Taylor[2] ; 5. 44-Ronny Howard[5] ; 6. 38-Tony Agin[3] ; 7. 12m-Greg Merritt[9] ; 8. 28-Jeff Willingham[7] ; 9. 32x-Robert Richardson[8] ; 10. 92-Nick Woolsey[10] ; 11. 99-Don Warren[11] ; 12. 44c-Chase Howard[12]

USCS Sprint A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 14-Jordon Mallett[3] ; 2. 88-Tim Crawley[6] ; 3. 42-Andy McElhannon[1] ; 4. 40-Howard Moore[4] ; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[5] ; 6. 10m-Morgan Turpen[14] ; 7. 88R-Cody Gardner[7] ; 8. 10-Terry Gray[11] ; 9. 9jr-Derek Hagar[8] ; 10. Z-Zach Pringle[12] ; 11. 26-Marshall Skinner[15] ; 12. 27-Curt Terrell[16] ; 13. 61-Cody Howard[13] ; 14. 07-Brandon Taylor[17] ; 15. 44-Ronny Howard[18] ; 16. 47-Dale Howard[10] ; 17. 12m-Greg Merritt[20] ; 18. 28-Jeff Willingham[21] ; 19. 3-Sammy Swindell[2] ; 20. 38-Tony Agin[19] ; 21. d6-Dakota Gaines[9]

DNS 39 Brad Bowden 32x Robert Richardson 92 Nick Woolsey 99 Don Warren 44c Chase Howard

 

 

USCS Sprint Car $75,000 USCS Super Summer Shootout kicks off Saturday, July 1st with in 8 days through July 8th

Atlanta, GA – June 24, 2017 - The United Sprint Car Series 21st annual Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters is set to kick off its inaugural $75,000 USCS “Super Summer Shootout” eight-day/five-race mini-series next weekend. The five-track mini-series schedule kicks off over the Independence Day weekend and runs through the following weekend. If one driver wins all five-events they could pocket as much as $17,000 including prize money and bonuses posted. There are also bonuses posted for a driver who wins from two up to four races during the five-race mini-series if they raced in all five-events. The USCS “Super Summer Shootout” mini-series has three races scheduled over the first weekend in Arkansas and West Tennessee less than 100 miles apart on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd. On the following weekend Friday, July 7th and 8th the mini-series two final events are in Mississippi less than two hours apart.

The United Sprint Car Series drivers kick off the five-race USCS Super Summer Shootout on Saturday, July 1st at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas with a $2500 to win event that now has a double purpose. One is to complete the twice rained out USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #7 Finaleand determine a Speedweek Champion The other is to kick off the opportunity for someone to pocket the $5000 posted bonus for winning all five of the mini-series events. With that being said, it is a big one at “The Ditch” next Saturday night.

On the following night, Sunday, July 2nd the series makes its way less than two hours up Interstate 40 to Lexington 104 Speedway near, Lexington, Tennessee for Round #2 of the USCS Super Summer Shootout.to headline the track’s Firecracker 100 Speed and Fireworks Spectacular 2017 season-opener. On Monday, July 3rd Clayhill Speedway in Atwood, Tennessee (formerly known as Clayhill Motorsports) just forty-five minutes away from Lexington 104 Speedway hosts the weekend finale Round #3 of the mini-series during the speedway’s USCS “Fireworks 150” Speed Spectacular. On both Sunday and Monday night’s the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and the USCS Crate Late Models join the sprint cars on the racing card along with Stock Car Racing and Fireworks shows each night.

After three events and three days off for repairs, on Friday, July 7th the USCS sprint car drivers and teams make their return to Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the “Battle at the Bullring” contest and Round #4 of the USCS Super Summer Shootout. The high-speed USCS contingent then travels less than two-hours South to Whynot Motorsports Park n Meridian, Mississippi for the mini-series finale entitled the $2500 to win 2nd annual USCS “King of Mississippi”.

Approximately $75,000 in total prize money is guaranteed with one driver able to win a possible $17,000 including Hoosier Speed Dashes and posted bonuses plus numerous 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. Three of the A-Mains will pay $2500 to the winner. The Monday, July 3rd event at Clayhill Speedway will pay $400 to start the A-Main. Any driver who starts all five A-Main events is guaranteed to go home with a minimum of $1700 for the week in prize money.

Over 40 different drivers from 6-10 states are expected to compete in the five USCS Super Summer Shootout Sprint 2017 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 2017 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. Those include: K&NFilters, 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, Bell Racing USA, PRO Shocks, DSR Fuel Systems, DHR Suspensions, Butlerbuilt, and Hero Graphics.

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

 

 

Thanks a lot Cindy!..USCS Alabama sprint car events cancelled for this weekend due to TS Cindy

Atlanta, GA - June 22, 2017- Due to Rains today and a 100% chance of rain predicted for Saturday 6/24 the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL has been cancelled. Also, due to the long distances our race teams travel to the Eastern Alabama area, the companion event recently scheduled at Penton Raceway for Friday, June 23rd has also been cancelled. A re-scheduled weekend is being reviewed at this time. If dates can be put together for a re-scheduled weekend..it will be announced as soon as possible.

So I guess you can score it Tropical Storm CINDY 3..and USCS sprint car races Zero for this week.

The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour fires back into action next weekend for the $75, 000 USCS Super Summer Shootout 5-race mini series that runs from Saturday, July 1st at Riverisde Int. Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas to Saturday, July 8th at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian Mississippi. In between the series race teams compete for the first time ever at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tennessee on Sunday, July 2nd and travel just 45 minutes away to race at Clayhill Speedway in Atwood, Tennessee on Monday, July 3rd. On Friday , July 7th the seies makes a return to Columbus Speedway (a.k.a.the bullring) in Columbus, Mississippi before completing the eight day run at Whyhnot motorsports Park in an event titled the USCS King of Mississippi. For more USCS info please visit United Speed Contest Sanction - Home If you still have questions please call 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Sprint Speedweek 2017 Finale at Riverside Speedway rained out and postponed until July 1st

June 22, 2017 - Due to overnight rain and the impending bad weather predicted starting today from tropical storm Cindy, the Thursday Thunder / USCS Sprint Speedweek 2017 Finale scheduled for tonight (June 22nd) at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas has been cancelled (for this evening) and postponed for a little over one week until Saturday, July 1st at 7:30 p.m.

With an 80% chance of rain today increasing to almost a 100% chance of precipitation tonight, the United Sprint Car Series and Riverside International Speedway officials have made the mutual decision to postpone the event and hope for better weather on July 1st.

For Riverside International Speedway info, please visit their Facebook page or the track’s Official website found at www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com For more United Sprint Car Serie information visit www.uscsracing.com or call USCS at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars headline Alabama Sprint Car Nationals at East Alabama Motor Speedway on Saturday (6/24/2017)

Atlanta, GA – June 21, 2016 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars keep a busy 50 plus race 2017 schedule rolling with a stop for the 19th Annual Alabama Sprint Car Nationals at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama this Saturday, June 24th.

For the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers the race also carries significance as the 9th annual Randy Helton Memorial Race. The Saturday night 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 2009.

East Alabama Motor Speedway has been a USCS driver and fan favorite over the past 19 seasons and has been on the schedule every season except two 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 2016 season when Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas won his third 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 45 career victories in the United Sprint Car Series.

Right next to Derek Hagar at the top of the list is 2015 and 2016 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who like Hagar won her first race at East Alabama Motor Speedway during the 2011 version of this same event. Like Hagar she was 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 three previous title runs. She is currently the winningest driver in the series for the 2017 season with eight victories. Those eight wins include wins in the two most recent USCS events.

Also entered are eleven-time USCS National Champion and current points leader, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and USCS Southern Thunder regional points leader, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas.

Other entries include, several other USCS Rookie of the Year drivers Those include, 2014USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina and 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham. Also expected is 2009 regional series Rookie of the Year, Lee Moore from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

At least seven Florida drivers are expected to be part of the USCS winged sprint car invasion. Danny Martin, Jr. from Sarasota, Florida and Tony Agin from Fort Myers, Florida top the list. Martin was a five-time 2016 USCS feature winner. Agin ranks in the current top five in the 2017 National point standings.

Also expected are A.J Maddox from Tampa, Florida and Terry Witherspoon, Tanner Witherspoon, Shawn Murray and Darren Orth all from the Jackson ville, Florida area. At least two Georgia drivers are entered for the prestigious event, Brain Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia and Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia.

In addition to the 130 miles per hour USCS winged sprint cars several East Alabama Motor Speedway weekly racing divisions join the action with the open wheel headliners on Saturday night.

On Saturday night, the USCS sprint car division racing card will include a full racing program that includes Test and Tune Hot Laps, the Hoosier Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and main events.

Gates open at 5 p.m. wit racing action at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday. For info on East Alabama Motor Speedway please visit their website www.eamsdirt.com or call the track office at 334-297-2594. 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

 

 

Turpen gets seventh USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win of the season at Fort Payne Motor Speedway.

Fyffe, Alabama - June 9, 2017 - Two-time USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee battled to her seventh United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters win of the of the 2017 season on Friday night at Fort Payne Motor Speedway in front of a standing room only crowd. Turpen held off current USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National points leader Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas for the win. Mallett made a mid-race pass for the lead that was negated by a caution situation for another racer’s loop on the same lap to bring out the yellow and re-align Turpen in the front of the pack. Turpen, the 2017 USCS wins leader, then held off a rim riding Jordon Mallett the rest of the way to win the 30-lap contest and park in the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane.

Behind the rim-riding Turpen and Mallett duo, veterans Terry Gray and Dale Howard were battling for the third position. With four laps to go, Howard charged low on the track almost passing Gray, before the eleven-time USCS National Champion made a daring move to hold Howard off in lapped traffic. The two talented veterans raced under the checkered flag with Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in the K&N Filters Podium Award third position and Howard who resides in Byhalia, Mississippi following in fourth place. A past USCS Southern Thunder Tour Rookie of the Year, Lee Moore from Tuscaloosa, Alabama rounded out the top five.

The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina chased the top-five home in sixth place followed by Joey Schmidt from Ellisville, Mississippi in seventh place. Joe Larkin, a USCS regular and veteran sprint car racer from Suwannee, Georgia finished in eighth place. Sprint car Rookie of the Year contender, Don Warren from Clarksville, Tennessee finished in eighth place. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi followed in ninth place and Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia rounded out the top ten finishers.

Morgan Turpen won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Lee Moore collected the win in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. Turpen earned the most passing points in the heat race action. As the first heat race-winner, Turpen then drew a Zero in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing. This placed her on the K&N Filters Pole Position and second heat winner, Lee Moore outside the front row. Dale Howard earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

Next on the schedule for the USCS drivers is USCS “Thunder in the Mountains” at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park in Blue Ridge, Georgia on Saturday, June 10th The speedway’s website is found at www.blueridgemotorsportspark.com

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st annual USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Bell Racing USA, PRO Shocks, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

For USCS rules, schedules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com . or call the series at 770-460-7334 or 770-865-6097. You may also like and follow Uscsracing on Facebook and or @uscsracing on Twitter.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars
at Fort Payne Motor Speedway on Friday, June 9, 2017 results:

USCS Hoosier Tire Speed DASH - (6 Laps)
1. 21b-Brandon McLain[1] ; 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen[2] ; 3. 21h-Dale Howard[4] ; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett[3] ; 5. 10-Terry Gray[5] ; 6. 67-Brian Thomas[6]

Engler Machine & Tool First Heat- (8 Laps)
1. 10m-Morgan Turpen[3] ; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett[5] ; 3. 67-Brian Thomas[1] ; 4. 21h-Dale Howard[4] ; 5. 21b-Brandon McLain[6] ; 6. 28-Jeff Willingham[2] ; 7. 21a-Aubrey Black[7]

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat - (8 Laps)
1. 1a-Lee Moore[3] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray[4] ; 3. 33-Joe Larkin[1] ; 4. 1s-Joey Schmidt[5] ; 5. 99-Don Warren[6] ; 6. 38-Tony Agin[2]

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour A-Main - (30 Laps)
1. 10m-Morgan Turpen[1] ; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett[2] ; 3. 10-Terry Gray[4] ; 4. 21h-Dale Howard[7] ; 5. 1a-Lee Moore[3] ; 6. 21b-Brandon McLain[9] ; 7. 1s-Joey Schmidt[8] ; 8. 33-Joe Larkin[6] ; 9. 28-Jeff Willingham[11] ; 10. 67-Brian Thomas[5] ; 11. 21a-Aubrey Black[12] ; 12. 99-Don Warren[10] ; 13. 38-Tony Agin[13]

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 21b Brandon McLain
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 10m Morgan Turpen
BMRS Second Heat: 1a Lee Moore
K&N Filters Pole Award: 10m Morgan Turpen
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: Morgan Turpen (1st place)
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 10 Terry Gray
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: 21H Dale Howard
PRO Shocks Top Five Award: 14 Jordon Mallett (2nd place)
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: 221b Brandon McLain
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award:1s Joey Schmidt
DHR Suspension 8th place Award: 33 Joe Larkin
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: 67 Brian Thomas

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters quick results from Blue Ridge Motorspart Park on Saturday, June 10, 2017

: 1. 10m Morgan Turpen; 2. 21h Dale Howard; 3. 29 Kyle Amerson; 4. 5w Ryan Coniam; 5. 10 Terry Gray; 6. 28 Jeff Willingham; 7. 33 Joe Larkin; 8. 99 Don Warren; 9. 1s Joey Schmidt; 10. 67 Brian Thomas; 11. 1a Lee Moore; 12. 14 Jordon Mallett USCS Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 1s Joey Schmidt; 21 Dale Howard; 14 Jordon Mallett; 10 Terry Gray; 10m Morgan Turpen; 1a Lee Moore.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 Winner: 10m Morgan Turpen

Grown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 Winner: 21 Dale Howard USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 1s Joey Schmidt Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 10m Morgan Turpen BMRS Second Heat: 21 Dale Howard K&N Filters Pole Award: 10m Morgan Turpen JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 21 Dale Howard K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 29 Kyle Amerson Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: 28 Jeff Willingham PRO Shocks Top Five Award: 29 Kyle Amerson (3rd place) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: 28 Jeff Willingham Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: 33 Joe Larkin DHR Suspension 8th place Award: 99 Don Warren DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: 67 Brian Thomas

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars headline Fort Payne Motor Speedway(AL) and Blue Ridge Motorsports Park(GA) sprint car double-header on June 9th and 10th

Atlanta, GA -June 5, 2017 - The 21st annual United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters for winged sprint cars swings back into action with racing in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series with a double-header at two speedways located in Northeast Alabama and North Georgia on Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th. The USCS drivers headline a first-ever USCS stop at Fort Payne Motor Speedway in Fyffe, Alabama near Fort Payne, Alabama on Friday night (June 9th) for the track’s USCS “Night of Thunder” special event. On Saturday night (June 10th) the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint car teams make what was in the past, annual stop at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park (formerly known as Sugar Creek Raceway), Both of these races pay $2000 to the winner and $300 to the last place finisher. A sweep of the weekend’s racing action could net one driver as much as $4600. That figure includes a $250 Bonus to a first-time USCS feature winner either night.
The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers are joined each of those nights by the some of the track’s own weekly racing divisions that include Late Models and Stock Car Racing. For info on Fort Payne Motor Speedway please visit their web page at www.fortpaynemotorspeedway.com or call the track at 256-623-7223 and their Facebook page is Fort Payne Motor Speedway.For Blue Ridge Motorsports Park info please visit www.blueridgemotorsportspark.com or call the track at 706-237-3625. They also have a Facebok page located at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
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Marshall Skinner charges to second USCS Sprint Speedweek win in Round #5 at Talladega Short Track

Eastaboga, AL – June 1, 2017 – Past USCS Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, AR, scored his second United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters win of the week during Round #5 of the USCS Sprint Speedweek 2017 at Talladega Short Track on Thursday night. Skinner had to hold off a late race charge by veteran sprint car racer and three-time World of Outlaws Champion Sammy Swindell from Germantown, TN. After both got past early-race leader Tim Crawley who finished in the K&N Filters Podium Award third position behind Swindell. Monday night’s Speedweek Round #4 winner and 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar also from Marion, AR finished fourth followed by eleven-time series National USCS Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, TN in the fifth place.

Dale Howard from Byhalia, MS headed the next group in sixth place followed by the current USCS series point leader, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, AR who finished in seventh place. The defending and two-time USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, TN chased those seven other veteran drivers to the finish line in eighth place. Rookie driver Jake Knight from Georgetown, MS followed in ninth place and USCS Rookie of the Year contender Brandon Taylor from Cumming, GA rounded out the top ten finishers.

Tim Crawley won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Derek Hagar collected the win in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. Tim Crawley also earned the most passing points in the heat race action. As the first heat race-winner, Crawley drew a Zero in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing. This placed Crawley on the K&N Filters Pole Position and Derek Hagar outside front row. Dale Howard started tenth and passed four cars, earning him the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

On Friday, June 2nd the USCS drivers make their annual USC Sprint Speedweek Round #6 stop at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS. (www.magnoliadirt.com) On Saturday, June 3rd the 12th annual USCS Sprint Speedweek concludes with the finale at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR.Their website is found at www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st 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, Bell Racing USA, PRO Shocks, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

For USCS rules, schedules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com . or call the series at 770-460-7334 or 770-865-6097. You may also like and follow Uscsracing on Facebook and or @uscsracing on Twitter.

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United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters

USCS Sprint Speedweek 2017 Round #5 at Talladega Short Track results.

USCS Hoosier Speed DASH - (6 Laps)

1. 9jr-Derek Hagar[1] ; 2. 88-Tim Crawley[2] ; 3. 3-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 4. 10m-Morgan Turpen[4] ; 5. 26-Marshall Skinner[3] ; 6. 14-Jordon Mallett[6].

ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL Heat One - (8 Laps)

1. 88-Tim Crawley[8] ; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell[3] ; 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen[5] ; 4. 47-Dale Howard[1] ; 5. 14-Jordon Mallett[7] ; 6. 93-Jake Knight[6] ; 7. 67-Brian Thomas[2] ; 8. 28-Jeff Willingham[4]

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT TWO - (8 Laps)

1. 9jr-Derek Hagar[3] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray[4] ; 3. 26-Marshall Skinner[7] ; 4. 42-Andy McElhannon[6] ; 5. 61-Cody Howard[2] ; 6. 07-Brandon Taylor[8] ; 7. 21b-Brandon McLain[5] ; 8. 38-Tony Agin[1]

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Sprint A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 26-Marshall Skinner[3] ; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 3. 88-Tim Crawley[1] ; 4. 9jr-Derek Hagar[2] ; 5. 10-Terry Gray[4] ; 6. 47-Dale Howard[10] ; 7. 14-Jordon Mallett[8] ; 8. 10m-Morgan Turpen[6] ; 9. 93-Jake Knight[12] ; 10. 07-Brandon Taylor[9] ; 11. 21b-Brandon McLain[13] ; 12. 38-Tony Agin[16] ; 13. 61-Cody Howard[11] ; 14. 42-Andy McElhannon[7] ; 15. 67-Brian Thomas[14] ; 16. 28-Jeff Willingham - DNS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 9Jr. Derek Hagar

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 88 Tim Crawley

BMRS Second Heat: 9Jr. Derek Hagar

K&N Filters Pole Award: 88 Tim Crawley

JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 26 Marshall Skinner

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 88 Tim Crawley

Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: 47 Dale Howard

PRO Shocks Top Five Award: Sammy Swindell (2nd place)

Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: 47 Dale Howard

Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: 14 Jordon Mallett

DHR Suspension 8th place Award: 10m Morgan Turpen

DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: 07 Brandon Taylor

 

 

Sammy Swindell from Germantown, Tennessee is one of the top entries for the USCS Sprint Speedweek 2017 final weekend.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Three-time World of Outlaws sprint car Champion, the 2016 Knoxville 360 Nationals Champion, five-time Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Champion and sprint car racing legend, Sammy Swindell from Germantown, Tennessee is one of the top entries for the USCS Sprint Speedweek 2017 final weekend.

Swindell will be one of the most notable entries at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama on Thursday, June 1st for the track's USCS "THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER" SPECIAL EVENT featuring Round #5 of the 12th annual USCS Sprint Speedweek.

When the series moves over to Magnolia Motor Speedway for the Friday, June 2nd USCS Sprint Speedweek 2017 Round #6 contest, Swindell will be there as well making his-first-ever stop at one of Mississippi's top clay ovals.

The entry list also includes six-time 2017 USCS feature winner Morgan Turpen who is a two-time and defending USCS National Champion. Aditiionally all three USCS Sprint Speedweek 2017 winners Marshall Skinner (Hattiesburg Speedway 5/26), Tim Crawley (Jackson Motor Speedway 5/27) and Derek Hagar (Clayhill Speedway 5/29).

Swindell's plans for the finale at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas have not yet been announced

Also entered is 11-time USCS National Champion, and current National points leader.Terry Gray and current USCS Southern Thunder Tour point leader Jordon Mallett. Morgan Turpen leads two of three regional series standings, the new USCS Deep South region and the USCS Mid South region points.

Also on the racing card both nights are the www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprints PLUS Super Late Models, Crate Late Models and Stock Car Racing.

For more info about the track please visit www.talladegashorttrack.com For USCS info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Derek Hagar races to USCS Speedweek Round #4 Monday Motor Madness win at Clayhill Motorsports

Atwood, TN – May 30, 2016 – Tim Crawley scored his first United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters win of the 2016 season by racing from his fourth place starting position into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #4 on Monday night at Clayhill Motorsports. Crawley who was the 2012 USCS National Champion, raced past K&N Filters Pole Position starter Joey Moughan from Springfield, Illinois into the lead on lap eleven and never trailed again on the way to his 76th career USCS main event win. He is third on the all-time USCS winner’s list.

Moughan gathered his best USCS finish ever by holding on to the runner-up spot at the finish line. The 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who won the last several USC Clayhill contests finished behind the Illinois hot-shoe in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Defending USCS series Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, followed Hagar in fourth place and young gun Eric Riggins, Jr. who hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, rounded out the top five drivers.

Bartlett, Tennessee’s 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray, headed the next group in sixth place followed by Sunday night’s Greenville Speedway Speedweek Round #3 winner, Brian Bell from Memphis, Tennessee. The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida chased those seven veterans to the finish line in eighth place. Veteran Mid-South sprint car ace, A.G. Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas followed in ninth place and 2015 Riverside International Speedway Champion, Andy McElhannon from Hernando, Mississippi rounded out the top ten finishers. Rains, McElhannon.

Marshall Skinner once again kicked off the USCS sprint car action with a win in the 6-lap Hoosier Speed Dash.
Morgan Turpen won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Joey Moughan collected the top finish in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. Eric Riggins then closed out the qualifying heat race action by collecting the victory in the Wilwood Disc Brakes Third Heat.

Charlotte, North Carolina driver Eric Riggins, Jr., who was a five time 2015 USCS winner, earned the most passing points in the heat races. first Then, first heat race winner Morgan Turpen drew a six in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing. This unfortunate occurrence inverted Riggins to a sixth place starting position. Past series Champion Marshall Skinner, started nineteenth and passed eight cars, earning him the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The USCS drivers and teams get a two-day break before swinging back into action this coming Thursday night June 2nd at Talladega Short Track for the 11th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #5. For more information on the speedway visit www.talladegashorttrack.com.

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 Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

For USCS rules, schedules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com . or call the series at 770-460-7334 or 770-865-6097. You may also like and follow Uscsracing on Facebook and or @uscsracing on Twitter.

USCS 2017 Speedweek Round #4 @Clayhill Motorsports on May 29, 2017 results:

Hoosier Speed Dash (from Geeenville Speedway before rain out on Sunday night 5/28) Winner: 88 Tim Crawley, 26 Marshall Skinner, 9jr. Derek Hagar, 42 Andy McElhannon, 91a Ernie Ainsworth andl.
Sammy Swindell,

Engler Machine and Tool Heat One Winner: 88 Tim Crawley, 15 Jordon Mallett, 3 Sammy Swindell, 10 Terry Gray, 16 Anthony Nicholson, 27 Curt Terrell and 44c Chase Howard.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat Two Winner: 10m Morgan Turpen, 26 Marshall Skinner, 9jr. Derek Hagar, 42 Andy McElhannon, 12m Greg Merritt, 44 Ronny Howard and Mike Hampton.

Butlerbuilt Heat Three Winner: 39 Brad Bowden, 61 Cody Howard, 21 Dale Howard, 28 Jeff Willingham, 38 Tony Agin, 10k Dewayne White and 99 Don Warren.

USCS presented by K&N A-Main @Clayhill Motorsports finish 30-laps:
1. 9jr- Derek Hagar - Marion, AR
2. 88- Tim Crawley - Benton, AR
3. 39 – Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS
4. 26 - Marshall Skinner - Marion, AR
5. 10m - Morgan Turpen - Cordova, TN
6. 3 - Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN
7. 14 – Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR
8. 21 -Dale Howard, Byhalia, MS
9. 42- Andy McElhannon - Nesbit, MS
10. 10 - Terry Gray - Bartlett, TN
11. 16- Anthony Nicholson - Millington, TN
12. 28- Jeff Willingham - Ripley, MS
13. 38 - Tony Agin, Ft. Myers, FL
14. 12m - Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS TN
15. 10k- Dewayne White, Byhalia, MS
16. 99- Don Warren, Clarksville, TN
17. 44- Ronny Howard - Nesbit, MS
18 11 - Mike Hampton, McKenzie, TN
19. 27- Curt Terrell - Bartlett, TN
20. 61 - Cody Howard, Byhalia, MS
21. 44c - Chase Howard, Nesbit, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: \im Crawley (Greenville Speedway)
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 88 Tim Crawley
BMRS Second Heat: 10m - Morgan Turpen
Wilwood Disc Brakes Third Heat: 39 Brad Bowden
K&N Filters Pole Award: 9Jr. Derek Hagar
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 10m Morgan Turpen (5th place)
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 39 Brad Bowdem
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: 88 Tim Crawley
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award:
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10 – Terry Gray.
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #23B - Brian Bell
DHR Suspension 8th place Award: #116 Nick Snyder
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #52 Andy McElhannon

 

 

Tim Crawley charges to Round #2 USCS Sprint Speedweek win at Jackson Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Byram, MS – May 27, 2017 – The 2012 United Sprint Car Serie presented K&N Filters National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, AR raced from the K&N Filters Pole Position into the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane on Saturday night in the USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #2 event at Jackson Motor Speedway. It was Crawley’s first USCS win of the season after finishing in the runner-up spot in the Speedweek opener at Hattiesburg Speedway on Friday night.

The 2013 USCS Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, AR chased Crawley across the finish line in the runner-up spot. Gary Taylor from Indianapolis, IN collected the K&N Filters Podium Award for third place. USCS Southern Thunder regional series points leader Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, AR followed in fourth place and Dale Howard from Byhalia, MS rounded out the top five drivers.

Marshall Skinner also from Marion, AR led the next group in sixth place after winning the Speedweek opener on Friday night. Defending and two-time series Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, TN followed in seventh place. Millington, TN veteran USCS racer Anthony Nicholson was eighth followed by Andy McEhannon from Hernando, MS in ninth. The 11-time USCS National Champ Terry Gray from Bartlett, TN completed the top ten.

Tim Crawley kicked off the evening USCS action by winning the Hoosier Speed Dash. USCS heat race winners were Gary Taylor n the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, Jordon Mallett in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat, Derek Hagar in the Butlerbuilt Third Heat and Bartlett, Tennessee’s Ernie Ainsworth in the Schoenfeld Headers Fourth Heat race.

Marshall Skinner and Jeremy Middleton from North Little Rock, AR were the winners of the two 12-lap B-Main events. Skinner then passed nine cars in the A-Main to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers contest Round #3 on Sunday night at Greenville Speedway. The Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series Super Late Models co-headline an action packed Holiday weekend race card that also includes the Nesmith Dirt Late Models and Nesmith Street Stocks plus racing in the Factory Stock division.. For ore info visit www.greenvillespeedway.net For USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car results for the 12th annual USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #2 at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, MS on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Car Count 32 cars.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 1x-Gary Taylor[5] ; 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen[8] ; 3. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[3] ; 4. 26-Marshall Skinner[2] ; 5. 21-Butch David[4] ; 6. 38-Tony Agin[7] ; 7. 44-Ronny Howard[6] ; 8. 28-Jeff Willingham[1]

Brown and Miller Raing Solutions Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 14-Jordon Mallett[3] ; 2. 88-Tim Crawley[6] ; 3. 121-Jan Howard[1] ; 4. 15j-Jeremy Middleton[2] ; 5. 13-Todd Fayard[8] ; 6. 12m-Greg Merritt[7] ; 7. 01-Shane Morgan[4] ; 8. 61-Cody Howard[5]

Butlerbuilt Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar[8] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray[2] ; 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson[3] ; 4. 07-Brandon Taylor[4] ; 5. 2one-Kevin Hinkle[6] ; 6. 99-Don Warren[5] ; 7. 93-Jake Knight[1] ; 8. 8z-Zach Pringle[7]

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[1] ; 2. 4-Dale Howard[5] ; 3. 42-Andy McElhannon[6] ; 4. d6-Dakota Gaines[7] ; 5. 21b-Brandon Hinkle[3] ; 6. 27-Curt Terrell[2] ; 7. B52-Bill Mason[4] ; 8. 44c-Chase Howard[8]

USCS Hoosier Speed DASH - (6 Laps) 1. 88-Tim Crawley[2] ; 2. 42-Andy McElhannon[6] ; 3. 61-Cody Howard[4] ; 4. 10-Terry Gray[5] ; 5. 26-Marshall Skinner[1] ; 6. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[3]

www.RockAuto.com B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 26-Marshall Skinner[2] ; 2. 01-Shane Morgan[6] ; 3. 61-Cody Howard[8] ; 4. 21-Butch David[3] ; 5. 21b-Brandon Hinkle[4] ; 6. 07-Brandon Taylor[1] ; 7. 44c-Chase Howard[9] ; 8. 44-Ronny Howard[7] ; 9. 99-Don Warren[5]

Wilwood Disc Brakes B-Main 2 - (12 Laps) 1. 15j-Jeremy Middleton[2] ; 2. 27-Curt Terrell[5] ; 3. 93-Jake Knight[7] ; 4. 12m-Greg Merritt[3] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[4] ; 6. 2one-Kevin Hinkle[1] ; 7. B52-Bill Mason[6] ; 8. 28-Jeff Willingham[8] ; 9. 8z-Zach Pringle[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) Pos. Car# Driver Start position. 1. 88-Tim Crawley[1] ; 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar[4] ; 3. 1x-Gary Taylor[3] ; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett[5] ; 5. 4-Dale Howard[6] ; 6. 26-Marshall Skinner[15] ; 7. 10m-Morgan Turpen[2] ; 8. 16-Anthony Nicholson[13] ; 9. 42-Andy McElhannon[7] ; 10. 10-Terry Gray[10] ; 11. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[8] ; 12. 15j-Jeremy Middleton[16] ; 13. 27-Curt Terrell[18] ; 14. 21-Butch David[21] ; 15. 93-Jake Knight[20] ; 16. 12m-Greg Merritt[22] ; 17. 38-Tony Agin[23] ; 18. 61-Cody Howard[19] ; 19. 01-Shane Morgan[17] ; 20. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[12] ; 21. 121-Jan Howard[14] ; 22. 13-Todd Fayard[11] ; 23. 07-Brandon Taylor[24] ; 24. d6-Dakota Gaines[9]​

Did not start A-Main: 52b Bill Mason; 2ONE Kevon Hinkle; 21b Brandon Hinkle; 44c Chase Howard;44 Ronny Howardd; 99 Don Warren; 28 Jeff Willingham; 8z Zach Pringle. USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 88 – Tim Crawley Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 1x - Gary Taylor Brown nd Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: 14 – Jordon Mallett Butlerbuilt Third Heat: 9Jr. – Derek Hagar Schoenfeld Headers Fourth Heat: 91a - Ernie Ainsworth K&N Filters Pole Award: 88 Tim Crawley JE Pistons Top Guns Award: Jordon Mallett (4th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 1x Gary Taylor Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: 26 – Marshall Skinner (15th to 6th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: 26 Marshall Skinner Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: 10m Morgan Turpen DHR Suspension Eight Pace Award: 16 Anthony Nicholson DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: 10 Terry Graty

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st annual 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, Bell Racing USA, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics and J&J Auto Racing.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Hattiesburg Speedway on May 26, 2017 USCS Sprint Speedweek 2017 Round #1 results:

Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 8z-Zach Pringle[1] ; 2. 42-Andy McElhannon[2] ; 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen[3] ; 4. 09-Timmy Thrash[8] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[5] ; 6. 88b-Brandon Blendon[6] ; 7. 21-Butch David[7] ; 8. 1s-Joey Schmidt[4]

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 26-Marshall Skinner[2] ; 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar[4] ; 3. 47-Dale Howard[1] ; 4. 88-Tim Crawley[8] ; 5. 44-Ronny Howard[3] ; 6. 27-Curt Terrell[6] ; 7. 21b-Brandon Hinkle[7] ; 8. 93-Jake Knight[5]

Butlerbuilt Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. d6-Dakota Gaines[2] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray[3] ; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[4] ; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[5] ; 5. 13-Todd Fayard[7] ; 6. 2one-Kevin Hinkle[1] ; 7. 43jr-Richard Beasley Jr[6] ; 8. 99-Don Warren[8]

Schoenfeld Headers Sprint Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 61-Cody Howard[2] ; 2. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[3] ; 3. 07-Brandon Taylor[1] ; 4. 01-Shane Morgan[6] ; 5. B52-Bill Mason[7] ; 6. 44c-Chase Howard[8] ; 7. 28-Jeff Willingham[4] ; 8. 121-Jan Howard[5]

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps) 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar[2] ; 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen[1] ; 3. 26-Marshall Skinner[4] ; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett[3] ; 5. 10-Terry Gray[5] ; 6. 28-Jeff Willingham[6]

www.rockauto.com B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 47-Dale Howard[1] ; 2. 13-Todd Fayard[2] ; 3. 21-Butch David[6] ; 4. 27-Curt Terrell[4] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[3] ; 6. 21b-Brandon Hinkle[5] ; 7. 28-Jeff Willingham[7] ; 8. 99-Don Warren[9] ; 9. 121-Jan Howard[8]

Wilwood Disc Brakes B-Main 2 - (12 Laps) 1. 07-Brandon Taylor[1] ; 2. 88b-Brandon Blendon[4] ; 3. 93-Jake Knight[7] ; 4. 44-Ronny Howard[3] ; 5. 2one-Kevin Hinkle[5] ; 6. 43jr-Richard Beasley Jr[6] ; 7. B52-Bill Mason[2] ; 8. 44c-Chase Howard[8] ; 9. 1s-Joey Schmidt[9]

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

Pos. Cr# Driver Start Pos. Hometown: 1. 26-Marshall Skinner [4] ; Marion, AR 2. 88-Tim Crawley [6] ; Benton, AR 3. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon [8] ; Burlington, NJ 4. 61-Cody Howard [2] ; Byhalia, MS 5. 10-Terry Gray [7] ; Bartlett, TN 6. 42-Andy McElhannon [10] ; Hernando, MS 7. 14-Jordon Mallett [11] ; Greenbrier, AR 8. 01-Shane Morgan [12] ; Biloxi, MS 9. 09-Timmy Thrash [9] ; Gulfport, MS 10. 27-Curt Terrell [21] ; Bartlett, TN 11. 9jr-Derek Hagar [1] ; Marion, AR 12. 10m-Morgan Turpen [13] ; Cordova, TN 13. 07-Brandon Taylor [16] ; Cumming, GA 14. 93-Jake Knight [20] ; Georgetown, MS 15. 38-Tony Agin [23] ; Ft. Myers, FL 16. 8z-Zach Pringle [5 ; Bryant, AR 17. 13-Todd Fayard [17] ; D’Iberville, MS 18. 47-Dale Howard [15] ; Byhalia, MS 19. 88b-Brandon Blendon [ 18] ; Gulfport, MS 20. 28-Jeff Willingham [24] ; Ripley, MS 21. d6-Dakota Gaines [3] ; N. Little Rock, AR 22. 21-Butch David [19] ; Geismar, LA 23. 16-Anthony Nicholson [14] ; Millington, TN 24. 44-Ronny Howard [22] ; Nesbit, MS

Did not transfer to A-main: 21b - Brandon Hinkle ; Cabot, AR 99 - Don Warren ; Clarksville, TN 121 - Jan Howard ; Marion, AR 2one - Kevin Hinkle ; N. Little Rock, AR 43jr - Richard Beasley, Jr. ;Hattiesburg, MS B52 - Bill Mason ; Richland, MS 44c - Chase Howard ; Nesbit, MS 1s - Joey Schmidt ; Ellisville, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #9Jr. – Derek Hagar Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 8z Zach Pringle Brown nd Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: 26 Marshall Skinner Butlerbuilt Third Heat: D6 Dakota Gaines Schoenfeld Headers Fourth Heat: 61 Cody Howard K&N Filters Pole Award: 9Jr. Derek Hagar JE Pistons Top Guns Award: K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 89 Robbie Stillwaggon Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: 27 Curt Terrell Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: 42 Andy McElhannon Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: 14 Jordon Mallett DHR Suspension Eight Pace Award: 01 Shane Morgan 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 2017 and 21st annual 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, Bell Racing USA, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics and J&J Auto Racing..

PHOTO CAPTION:# 26; Marshall Skinner won the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters USCS Sprint Car Speedweek 2017 opener opener at Hattiesburg Speedway on Friday night 5/26/17 . (USCS photo).

 

 

USCS Outlaw sprint cars, Mississippi State Series Super Late Models and K&N Filters headline the “Sunday Speed Spectacular” at Greenville Speedway on Sunday (May 28th)

Greenville, MS – May 25, 2017 – 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 28th. The event is Round #3 of the 12th 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 ¼ mile high-banked black gumbo oval seeking a stop in the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane. This will be race number fifteen of the 2017 season for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour. The event awards USCS National and USCS Deep-South and USCS 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 expected to enter as well. All five of these drivers plus many more top drivers from at least six states as far away as Texas and Florida 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.

The busy racing program also includes the Nesmith Dirt Late Model Series weekly racing stars and the Greenville Speedway Nesmith Street Stock and Factory Stock divisions 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 rules and info please vrisit 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 the 19th Annual Ival Cooper Memorial at Jackson Motor Speedway on Saturday, May, 27th

Atlanta, GA – May 24, 2017 – The 21st annual United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline the 19th annual Ival Cooper Memorial Race at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi on Saturday, May 27th. 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 4th straight year that the United Sprint Car Series has served as headliners of the event that also features racing in the tracks open wheel modified and stock car racing divisions.

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 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 the seven race over nine night 12th annual USCS Sprint Speedweek. The event at Jackson Motor Speedway awards the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers with points towards three division titles. Those include the USCS Outlaw Thunder National championship and both the new Deep-South Thunder Tour and Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series championships. The new USCS Deep-South regional series competes in Alabama, Florida, Lousiana and Mississippi. The USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour schedule has events in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi,and Tennessee.

The Ival Cooper Memorial Race sprint car event is expected to draw drivers from eight or more states including some of the top ranked drivers in North America. During the 18th 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 39 of the best drivers in the land on May 28, 2016.

In addition to the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars the racing card includes a special event for the K.M.S.A. Mini-Stock Series plus track’s Open Wheel Modified, Nesmith 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 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! (5/26)

Atlanta, GA – May 23, 2017 – The 21st annual 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 26th at 7:30 pm. The event for the United Sprint Car Series is the opening round of their 12th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek. This will be only the third ever visit by the series to the historic track.
Thirty-seven (37) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars entered last season’s Speedweek opeenr at Hattiesburg Speedway.

Defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee won the March 3, 2017 USCS and Hattiesburg Speedway season-opener at the track. Since then she has reeled off a total of six wins in ten contests she has entered.

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 over 100 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 2017. The event at Hattiesburg Speedway awards the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers with championship points towards the USCS Outlaw Thunder National championship and also awards points towards both the new USCS Deep South Thunder Tour and USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series championships. The 2017 USCS Deep South regional series schedule has drivers competing in events in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida for that title. The USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series primarily 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.

The 2013 USCS National sprint car Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas won last season’s USCS Sprint Speedweek 2016 opener at Hattiesburg Speedway on the series’ first-ever visit to the oval. As previously mentioned, he defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee won the March 3, 2017 season-opener at the track this year.

In addition to the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars the Open Wheel Modified, Nesmith Street Stock, Outlaw Street and Pure Street Stock divisions keep an action-packed racing card busy all night long. There will alo be a Holiday Fireworks display to honor the Fallen American Heroes who we remember on this Memorial Day weekend.

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 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour and associated series please visit www.uscsracing.comm or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

JORDON MALLETT CHARGES TO FIRST CAREER USCS WIN AT NEEDMORE SPEEDWAY

NORMAN PARK, GA (May 20, 2017) – Jordan Mallett of Greenbrier, AR made his longest tow of any other of his competitors this weekend payoff on Saturday night, as he drove to his first United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters win of the 2017 season at Needmore Speedway. Mallett who was the 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year and the 2016 NSL 360 National Champion has attended every 2017 UCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event said in post-race comments that” I am glad to finally get the monkey off my back by winning this one tonight” after a string of solid performances.

Mallett, who came into the event as the USCS Southern Thunder regional series points leader, took the lead at the drop of the green flag from his outside front row starting spot to open up as much as a full straightaway lead. Two restarts after red flag periods didn’t phase Mallett, as even a four-lap dash to the finish showed him with a half straightaway margin of victory. Mallett opened the night with the win in the six-lap Hoosier Tire USCS Speed Dash.

The 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN finished second after winning the eight-lap Butlerbuilt Third Heat Race earlier in the evening. The defending and two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen took the third spot, as her winning streak came to an end on Saturday night after five straight wins.

The K&N Filters Pole Award recipient Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA was fourth, and Brown and Miller Racing Solutions eight-lap Second Heat Race winner Danny Martin Jr. of Sarasota, FL drove to a fifth-place finish. Shawn Murray of Jacksonville, FL finished sixth and Terry Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL took the seventh spot.

Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC came back from being burned in two separate incidents on Friday night to drive to an eighth-place finish, and a win in the eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race. Tanner Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL took the ninth spot, and Rookie of the Year points leader Scott Hunter of Concord, NC rounded out the top ten.

Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL started 21st and finished 13th to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award, and in other preliminary action, Joey Schmidt of Ellisville, MS won the second six-lap Dash For Cash Sponsored By Tom Selhorst.

Mallett took command of the race at the drop of the green flag, but that quickly gave way to the red light for a three-car tangle in turn two that saw the car of Darren Orth of Jacksonville, FL get on its side. All drivers were O.K. when the dust settled. Mallett led Thomas, Brandon McLain of Indian Trail, NC, Gray and Moss back to the green flag for the restart.

While Mallett pulled away from the field, Gray moved up to third on the restart, and Turpen passed Moss for fifth on lap three. Turpen was on a mission trying to win her sixth-straight race of the 2017 season, as she got by McLain for fourth on lap four, bringing Moss with her up into the fifth spot.

Gray began to reel in Thomas to battle for second, and took the position on lap 12. By the halfway point in the race, Mallett was in heavy lapped traffic with a full straightaway lead over Gray, Thomas, Turpen, and Terry Witherspoon.

Mallett clicked off the laps running the high side of the track, but his big lead was erased on lap 26 when the red flag came out after Brandon Grubaugh of Ocala, FL flipped in turn four. Grubaugh was uninjured. There was plenty of action on the four-lap dash to the checkered flag, as Turpen got by Thomas for third, and Martin drove around the outside groove to go from eighth to fifth.

In the RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprint action, Gregg Jones of Navarre, FL has found Needmore Speedway to his liking. Jones started the evening where he left off on Friday night, in Victory Lane after winning the six-lap USCS 600 Hoosier Speed Dash, and returned to that piece of real estate to end the evening after a wire-to-wire win in the 20-lap main event, his second in as many nights.

Robby Hoffman of Lithia, FL finished second, and John Craddock of Orlando, FL took the third spot with each driver repeating their finishes from Friday night. Bobby Zaiontz of Columbus, MS drove to a fourth-place finish and fifth went to the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Dirk Miller of Sanford, FL, who started eighth.

David Hall of Casselberry, FL finished sixth and A.J. Parrish of Jacksonville, FL took the seventh spot. Jim McNulty of Navarre, FL was eighth, ninth went to Trynt Lloyd of Jacksonville, FL, and the series 2016 Rookie of the Year, Conner Morrell of Palmetto, FL rounded out the top ten. In preliminary action, Hoffman won the Engler Machine and Tool eight-lap Heat Race.

Next up for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters drivers is 12th annual USCS Sprint Speedweek 2017 that consists of seven races in nine days. It begins on Friday night, May 26 at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS and ends on Saturday night, June 3 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR.

In between the USCS Sprint Cars will visit Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS on Saturday night, May 27, Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS on Sunday night, May 28, Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, TN on Monday night, May 29, Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL on Thursday night, June 1, and Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS on Friday night, June 2.

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.

A-MAIN: 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 14 Jordon Mallet Greenbrier, AR 2. 4 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 3. 5 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 4. 1 67 Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 5. 7 24 Danny Martin Jr. Sarasota, FL 6. 10 22 Shawn Murray Jacksonville, FL 7. 8 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 8. 6 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 9. 9 99 Tanner Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 10. 11 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC 11. 3 21b Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 12. 18 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, NC 13. 21 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 14. 14 67m Jake McLain Matthews, NC 15. 20 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL 16. 15 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 17. 17 83r Mark Ruel Jr. Jacksonville, FL 18. 13 g6 Brandon Grubaugh Ocala, FL 19. 22 43m A.J. Parrish Jacksonville, FL 20. 19 92 Matt Kurtz Jacksonville, FL 21. 12 1s Joey Schmidt Ellisville, MS 22. 16 34 Darren Orth Jacksonville, FL 23. 23 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL DNS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Mallett Hoosier Tire Dash For Cash Sponsored By Tom Selhorst: Schmidt Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Moss Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Martin Butlerbuilt Third Heat: Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: Thomas JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (2nd Place): Gray PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (3rd Place): Turpen K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Sams (started 21st and finished 13th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Murray Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Tanner Witherspoon DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Moss DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Hunter

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Mallet; 2. Gray; 3. Turpen; 4. Martin; 5. B. McClain.

USCS Dash For Cash Sponsored By Tom Selhorst (6 Laps): 1. Schmidt; 2. Taylor; 3. Auld; 4. Agin; 5. Tanner Witherspoon.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Moss; 2. Terry Witherspoon; 3. Thomas; 4. Tanner Witherspoon; 5. Taylor; 6. Ruel; 7. Auld; 8. Sams DNS.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Martin; 2. B. McLain; 3. Hunter; 4. Murray; 5. Schmidt; 6. Willingham; 7. Agin; 8. Parrish DNS.

Butlerbuilt Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Mallett; 3. Turpen; 4. Grubaugh; 5. J. McLain; 6. Orth; 7. Kurtz.

 

 

TURPEN MAKES IT FIVE USCS WINS IN-A-ROW AT NEEDMORE SPEEDWAY

NORMAN PARK, GA (May 19, 2017) – The Queen of the Wings continues her flight of victories, as the defending and two-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion Morgan Turpin of Cordova, TN drove to her fifth straight USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by KN Filters winged sprint car win for the 2017 season on Friday night at Needmore Speedway.

The school teacher who taught 10th Grade English during the school year, took a driver that is young enough to be one of her students to school in lapped traffic to take the lead. Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL, the 14-year-old 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, led the first 17 laps of the 25-lap race, before losing the lead to Turpen.

Sams had to settle for second and third place and the K&N Filters Podium Award went to 11-time USCS National Champion and Turpen’s teammate Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN. Danny Martin Jr. of Sarasota, FL cadme back from a lap three spin to finish fourth and fifth went to USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series point’s leaer Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR.

Shawn Murray of Jacksonville, FL finished sixth, and Brandon McLain of Indian Trail, NC was seventh. Scott Hunter of Concord, NC drove to an eighth-place finish, with Terry Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL taking the ninth spot, and Matt Kurtz of Jacksonville, FL rounding out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Gray won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash and the winners of the three eight lap Heat Races were Martin in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, Sams in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat, and Turpen in the Butlerbuilt Third Heat.

At the drop of the green flag to start the 25-lap A-Main race, the K&N Filters Pole Award recipient Danny Sams III took the lead into turn one followed by Turpen, Gray, Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA and Murray. Lance Moss of Cherryville , NC stalled on the front stretch and Martin spun in turn four on lap three to bring out the caution flag.

Both drivers would return to action, and after starting the race in the 23rd spot, Moss would finish the race in 12th to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award. Joey Schmidt of Ellisville, MS spun on the restart to light up the caution bulb for the second time.

Sams continued to lead when the field went back to green flag action, and Murray passed Taylor for the fourth spot on lap five. Sams was approaching the cars on the tail of the lead lap by lap six, and Turpen began to close the gap to set up a battle for the lead.

Just when Sams had to start making some big decisions as to where to go around lapped cars, the caution came out and the lapped cars went away. Schmidt made hard contact with the front straightway wall at the exit of the fourth turn to bring out the third and final caution flag of the race on the eighth lap.

While Schmidt was uninjured, his damaged race car was done for the night. Sams lined up for the restart with Turpen, Gray, Murray, Taylor, Mallett, McLain, Witherspoon, Jake McLain of Matthews, NC and Hunter lined up behind him in the top ten. Martin had come from the back of the pack up to 11th in just six laps.

Mallett got by Taylor on the restart to move up to the top five and Martin dusted off the outside groove to drive up to the eighth position by the tenth lap. Sams continued to lead Turpen, but by lap 12, lapped traffic loomed ahead.

Sams put a lapped car between himself and Turpen on lap 15, but Turpen worked around the lapped car and zeroed in on the leader. Turpen was right on Sams rear nerf bar on lap 16, and as the leaders entered turn one on lap 17, Sams got pinned behind a lap car, as Turpen filled in his only passing zone on the inside.

Turpen took the lead in turn two, and never looked back. Martin settled into the fourth spot on lap 19 and battled with Gray for the third position in the final six laps of the race. Gray was able to hang on for the show position at the checkered flag.

In RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprint action, Gregg Jones of Navarre, FL took the lead on lap two, and pulled away to take the win in the 20-lap A-Main race. Robby Hoffman of Lithia, FL finished second, and third went to John Craddock of Orlando, FL. Paige Moss of Deland, FL took the fourth spot and Conner Morrell of Palmetto, FL was fifth.

Bobby Zaiontz of Columbus, MS finished sixth and Trynt Lloyd of Jacksonville, FL drove to a seventh-place finish. Dirk Miller of Sanford, FL took the eighth spot, Zach Gorski of Jacksonville, FL was ninth, and David Hall of Casselberry, FL rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Jones won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Seed Dash, while Miller won the Engler Machine and Tool First Eight-Lap Heat Race, and Hoffman won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Eight-Lap Heat Race.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters sprint cars and the RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprints will return to Needmore Speedway for another complete show 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. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF USCS OUTLAW THUNDER PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS AT NEEDMORE SPEEDWAY IN NORMAN PARK, GA ON 5/19/17:

A-MAIN: 25 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 4 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 2. 1 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 3. 3 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 4. 6 24 Danny Martin Jr. Sarasota, FL 5. 8 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 6. 5 22 Shawn Murray Jacksonville, FL 7. 10 21b Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 8. 16 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC 9. 9 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 10. 11 92 Matt Kurtz Jacksonville, FL 11. 12 67m Jake McLain Matthews, NC 12. 23 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 13. 15 83r Mark Ruel Jr. Jacksonville, FL 14. 13 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 15. 14 34 Darren Orth Jacksonville, FL 16. 18 99 Tanner Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 17. 17 67 Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 18. 19 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL 19. 20 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 20. 2 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 21. 7 1s Joey Schmidt Ellisville, MS 22. 21 0x Clint Weiss Jesup, GA 23. 22 43m A.J. Parrish Jacksonville, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Martin Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Sams Butlerbuilt Third Heat: Turpen K&N Filters Pole Award: Sams JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (1st Place): Turpen PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (2nd Place): Sams K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Moss (started 23rd and finished 12th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Murray Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: B. McLain DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Hunter DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Kurtz

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Mallett; 3. Thomas; 4. Schmidt; 5. Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Martin; 2. Te Witherspoon; 3. Gray; 4. Mallett; 5. Ruel; 6. Schmidt; 7. Auld; 8. Parrish.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Sams; 2. Murray; 3. Taylor; 4. Orth; 5. J. McLain; 6. Thomas; 7. Weiss; 8. Moss.

Butlerbuilt Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. Turpen; 2. B. McLain; 3. Hunter; 4. Kurtz; 5. Willingham; 6. Ta. Witherspoon; 7. Agin.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline two full nights of sprint racing action at Needmore Speedway Friday and Saturday, May 19th and 20th

Atlanta, GA – May 15, 2017 - The United Sprint Car Series 21st annual Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters for winged sprint cars makes its only second-ever appearance at Needmore Speedway on Friday, May 19th for the speedway's USCS “Sprint Car Speed Spectacular". The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline the two-night racing event. The top speed for the sprint cars are expected to reach in excess of 130 miles per hour around the high-banked four-tenths mile D-shaped clay oval. The two nights of speed include a www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series sanctioned event for winged mini sprint cars as well.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series 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 EACH night. The racing card will also feature a full racing program including 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 two-time (2015 and 2016) National Champion Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the top ranked female sprint car driver in North America. Turpen may be the hottest sprint car drver in the land presently, as she has a four-race win streak going coming into Friday’s opening night event at Needmore Speedway.

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 and 2016 National standings. Gray currently leads the USCS National point standings by just a dozen points over 2016 National Sprint League 360 sprint car Champion, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas. Mallett leads the USCS Southern Thunder regional series point standings.

Other USCS regulars who are traveling to Needmore Speedway include 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, Danny Sams III, from Englewood, Florida who finished in third place in the USCS National point standings in 2016. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi who was fourth in the 2015 National standings is entered, as is 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. 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 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. from Sarasota, Florida. Martin who competes on a part-time basis in the traveling series, won three times in 2015 and five times in 2016 USCS competition. Martin dominated on the series’ first-ever visit to Needmore Speedway in 2016 by parking his Doug Shaw owned #24 in the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane on both nights as the feature winner.

Other expected entries include Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, Florida who is currently fifth in the USCS National point standings. Also reentered is the Southern Outlaw Sprint series 2016 Rookie of the Year, Joey Schmidt from Ellisville, Mississippi. Another talented young gun and USCS Rookie of the Year contender, Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia has joined the entry list as well.

USCS veteran drivers Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia and Bob Auld from Largo, Florida are both expected too. Other drivers entered from North Carolina include veteran sprint car driver Lance Moss from Cherryville and Rookie of the Year contender and currently Rookie of the Year points leader, Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina.

A strong contingent of Jacksonville, Florida drives is entered including veteran racer Terry Witherspoon and son Tanner Witherspoon. Aditionally, Matt Kurtz a former Top Gun Sprint Series Champion, Shawn Murray and Darren Orth, all three from Jacksonville are expected as well.

The grandstands gates open at 5pm on Friday, May 13th. Test and Tune hot laps kick off at 7 pm with racing action beginning at 8pm. On Saturday night gates open a half hour earlier and racing kicks off at 7:30 pm. 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.

 

 

USCS Sprint Speedweek 2017 Schedule kicks off Friday, May 26th with 7 races over 9 days.
Atlanta, GA – May 15, 2017 - The United Sprint Car Series 21st annual Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters has announced a schedule that is a repeat of last season’s most intense and exciting USCS Sprint Speedweek for the 12th annual version of the popular mini-tour. The 2017 USCS Sprint Speedweek will again visit the same seven speedways in four states over the nine-day schedule running from Friday, May 26th through Saturday, June 3rd.

The United Sprint Car Series will return to the site of its 2017 season-opener for the Round #1 Speedweek mini-tour opener when it travels to Donald and Kelli Parker’s Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Friday, May 26th. Last season’s USCS Speedweek opening event at Hattiesburg Speedway was won by 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar.

On the following night, Saturday, May 27th, the series makes its 5th annual Speedweek stop at the famed Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi for the 19th annual Ival Cooper Memorial Race and Round #2 of the 2017 USCS Sprint Speedweek. Hagar was also the winner of the Jackson Motor Speedway USCS Speedweek Round #2 event last season.

After the event at Jackson Motor Speedway, the high-speed USCS contingent then travels two hours North for Speedweek 2017 Round #3 at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday May 28th. The 2016 Greenville Speedway USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #3 victory went to Brian Bell from Cordova, Tennessee.

The traditional Memorial Day Monday event held for ten of the last eleven seasons at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee returns for this season’s USCS Sprint Speedweek schedule with Round #4 for the traditional Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 29th. 2012 USCS National champion, Tim Crawly from Benton, Arkansas was the winner of the Monday Round #4 race at Clayhill Motorsports.

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 1st 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. The 2016 USCS Sprint Speedweek winner there was 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year, Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee.

After having its 2017 season opening weekend stop at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on March 4th, the series is scheduled to return to The Mag for its USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #6 on the Friday, June 2nd. The USCS Sprint Speedweek event fell victim to rain last season.

The 2017 USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #7 Grand Finale is set for the fourth year in a row to happen on Saturday, June 4th at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for some “Thrills, Chills and Spills” at one of the country’s oldest operating dirt ovals. Last season’s USCS Sprint Speedweek final, like the one at Magnolia Motor Speedway fell to Mother Nature.

Derek Hagar who won twice during five races and added two second-place and a third-place finish to his week’s effort was crowned the 2016 USCS Sprint Speedweek Champion, Tim Crawley, Marshall Skinner, Andy McElhannon from Hernando, Mississippi and Terry Gray completed the top five drivers in the five race standings. 2010 USCS Southern Thunder Tour Rookie of the Year, Eric Riggins Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina finished sixth followed by Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Brian Bell and 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year.

Approximately $100,000 in total prize money is guaranteed with one driver able to win a possible $15,000 plus including Hoosier Speed Dashes, Speedweek point’s monies plus numerous contingencies for the week’s
action. All seven 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 2017. 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 the Speedweek point’s money.

There is a USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series point’s fund that pays back 10 places. Each night’s Speedweek 2017 event awards drivers USCS National points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour points.
During the seven nights of 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 and team-mate Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Turpen has been the series National Champion each of the last two seasons.

Terry Gray currently leads the USCS National point standings by a dozen points over Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas who was the 2016 National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Champion and was the 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year. Morgan Turpen is the 2017 win’s leader after ten events with five victories including the last four USCS contests in a row.

The 2002 NSCHOF 360 Sprint Car Driver of the Year and the 2012 USCS Outlaw Thunder National Champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas is entered as well. Crawley is a three-time USCS Mid-South regional series Champion. The 2016 USCS Sprint Speedweek Champion and 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas is expected as well as past USCS series Champion and previous Speedweek titlist Marshall Skinner plans to compete again for the 2017 USCS Sprint Speedweek crown.

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 drivers get their last chance to tune-up for the 2017 USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-tour this coming Friday and Saturday nights at Needmore Speedwayn Norman Park, Georgia with two full nights of action. Each night at Needmore Speedway includes a full USCS sprint car racing program including the Hoosier Speed Dash, qualifying heat races plus main events.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. Those include 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, DHR Suspensions, Butlerbuilt, and Hero Graphics. USCS

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

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars headline Lavonia Speedway Saturday of Speed on SATURDAY, MAY 6th

Atlanta, GA – May 2, 2017– The 21st Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Lavonia Speedway on this Saturday night (May 6th) at 7:30 pm for the USCS Saturday of Speed Sprint Car Spectacular SPECIAL EVENT. The track has been a USCS driver and fan favorite over the past 20 seasons and was on the series original schedule on July 4, 1997.

The series last visited Lavonia Speedway last season on Labor Day weekend of 2016 when 1998 USCS Rookie of the Year and series veteran driver, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina 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. Bridges is among the expected entries for Saturday night’s event.

Although not a winner at Lavonia Speedway yet, the defending USCS National Champion and 2017 wins leader is Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who made history as the first woman to ever win a major sprint car series Championship during both the 2015 and seasons is an expected entry. Turpen has won five time in eight 2017 USCS events she has entered and is currently one of the hottest drivers in the Nation riding a four race win streak.

Entries also include eleven-time series Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who is also a previous multi-time winner at Lavonia Speedway is currently in second position in the USCS National point standings. and. Gray’s team-mate and. Gray and Turpen both have wins already this season in USCS series competition. Gray has over 90 USCS feature wins on his resume. Turpen who was the 2010 USCS Rookie of the Year, has a career USCS total of 14.

Other expected potent USCS sprint car driver entries include Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina and 201 USCS Rookie of the Year and 2016 NSL National Champ. Mallett leads the point standings in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series that includes track like Lavonia Speedway and others in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Mallett also is a scant dozen points out of first place in the National point standings behind Gray. These five drivers are expected to lead a strong contingent of drivers from at least six states into Saturday’s speed contest at the famed Northeast Georgia oval looking for a chance to park in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.

A pair of teenage entries who have shown some outstanding performances include fourteen-year-old 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida and seventeen-year-old Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia who was the Rookie of the Year points leader for the 2016 season when he had to quit during a series of mid-season bad luck incidents in 2016.

Five other drivers from the state of Georgia are entered as well. Those are veterans, Brian Thomas from nearby Pendergrass, GA who is ranked 4th in the current USCS Southern Thunder Tour point standings and Joe Larkin from Suwannee who is 5th in those regional standings. Also entered is Aubrey Black from Lookout Mountain. Making their first appearance of the season at Lavonia Speedway on Saturday night will be Jay Dunham from Grovetown, GA and California transplant and USCS newcomer Chase Wood from Atlanta, GA

North Carolina is expected to send five or more drivers as well to Lavonia Speedway this weekend including Bridges and Moss who are cousins. The other three expected entries include 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail and brother Jake McLain who is a past Carolina Racesaver Sprint Series Champion. Also expected are two 2017 USCS Rookie of the Year contenders, Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina and Bronzie Lawson IV from Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, Florida tops the list of several other drivers on the pre-entry list. Agin is in fifth place in the series National point standings and sixth in the current USCS Southern region standings. In addition to Agin, a former Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year, Lee Moore from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Bob Auld from Largo, Florida are expected entries as well.

Joining the USCS sprint cars at Lavonia Speedway on Saturday night’s busy racing card will be the Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Hobby 602, Stock Eight, Stock Four and Modified Street.

For info on Lavonia Speedway please visit their website at www.lavoniaspeedway.net or call 706-340-4781. For USCS information on the event you may also call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint pre-entry list for: Lavonia Speedway event – Saturday, May 6 2017

No….Car#...Driver / Hometown 1. 1a Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL 2. 1x Scott Hunter, Concord, NC 3. 4V Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, NC 4. 6 Chase Wood, Atlanta, GA 5. 07 Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 6. 07T Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA 7. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 8. 10m Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 9. 14 Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR 10. 21 Aubrey Black, Lookout Mtn., GA 11. 21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 12. 23 Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 13. 24d Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL 14. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 15. 33 Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 16. 38 Tony Agin, Ft. Myers, FL 17. 40 Howard Moore, Memphis, TN 18. 51 Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 19. 67 Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 20. 67 Brian Thomas, Pendegrass, GA 21. 83 Bob Auld, Largo, FL

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

 

 

TURPEN TAKES FOURTH STRAIGHT USCS WIN AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY

MARYVILLE, TN - April 29, 2017 - The defending and two-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN showed East Tennessee race fans why she’s earned the title of “Queen of the Wings” as she posted a wire-to-wire win on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway. It was the fourth straight USCS win for Turpen and her second victory in as many as she collected the $2500 top prize at Smoky Mountain Speedway.

Turpen also picked up the win on Friday night at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, FL for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters. In both races, the 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar of Marion, AR made late race charges, but came up short each time. For the second straight night, Hagar had to settle for second on Saturday night.

Matt Covington of Glenpool, OK brought his winged Outlaw Sprint Car from the 11th starting spot to finish third and earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award. K&N Filters Pole Award Winner and 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jordan Mallett of Greenbrier, AR was fourth, and former USCS Champion Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR took the fifth spot.

Young gun Howard Moore of Memphis, TN led the next group with a sixth-place finish, and rookie contender Joey Schmidt of Ellisville, MS finished seventh. The 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN took the eighth spot, and Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC was ninth. Zach Daum from Pocahontas, IL rounded out the top ten.

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

Turpen took the lead from her outside front row starting spot at the drop of the green flag to start the race followed by Mallett, Moore, Hagar, and Skinner. The only caution flag of the race came out on lap two when Tony Agin of Fort Myers, FL and Curt Terrell of Bartlett, TN tangled in turn two. They also collected the car of Aubrey Black of Trenton, GA.

Hagar got around Moore on the restart to move up to the third spot on the restart and while he chased down Mallett in the second spot, Turpen had pulled out to a half straightaway lead by the completion of the fifth lap. Turpen reached the cars on the tail of the lead lap by the ninth circuit, and Hagar got by Mallett for second also on the ninth lap.

Hagar just couldn’t seem to gain any ground on the leader, as Turpen held a full straightaway lead on the second-place machine. With ten laps to go, Turpen was in heavy lapped traffic with Hagar in second, Mallett in third, Skinner in fourth, Moore in fifth, and Covington had climbed up to the sixth spot running the very top of the race track.

In the closing laps of the race, Hagar also put his racer on the top shelf, and the momentum began to get him closer to Turpen. Turpen was up to the challenge, sticking to the bottom to middle of the track, and take the checkered flag with just a little over a full second margin of victory over Hagar.

In www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprint action on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway, Bobby Zaiontz of Columbus, MS drove to his second straight win in the 15-lap main event. Zaiontz started off the weekend with a win on Saturday night at I-75 Raceway. On Saturday night, Zaiontz was trailed to the checkered flag by 13-year-old 2016 series Rookie of the Year, Conner Morrell of Palmetto, FL.

Tommy Thompson of Ten Mile, TN took the third spot, and fourth went to Jim McNulty of Navarre, FL. Gregg Jones of Navarre, FL rounded out the top five. In preliminary action, Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA won the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and the Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race was won by Jones.

The next event on the 2017 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters will be the USCS “Saturday of Speed” on Saturday night, May 6 at 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. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF USCS OUTLAW THUNDER PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY IN MARYVILLE, TN ON 4/29/17:

A-MAIN: 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 2. 6 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 3. 11 95 Matt Covington Glenpool, OK 4. 1 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 5. 3 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 6. 4 40 Howard Moore Memphis, TN 7. 9 1s Joey Schmidt Ellisville, MS 8. 8 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 9. 5 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 10. 16 5d Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL 11. 7 23s Seth Bergman Snohomish, WA 12. 19 21 Aubrey Black Trenton, GA 13. 17 67 Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 14. 18 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 15. 12 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN 16. 14 24 Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 17. 10 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 18. 13 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL 19. 15 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 20. 20 12b Don Ryder Knoxville, TN

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Zach Daum Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Marshall Skinner Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Lance Moss K&N Filters Pole Award: Jordon Mallett JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (5th Place): Marshall Skinner PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (6th-Place): Howard Moore K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Matt Covington Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Matt Covington (started 11th and finished 3rd) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Howard Moore Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Joey Schmidt DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Terry Gray DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Zach Daum

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. Daum; 2. Gray; 3. Hagar; 4. Covington; 5. Turpen; 6. Mallett.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Skinner; 2. Moore; 3. Turpen; 4. Auld; 5. Schmidt; 6. Sams; 7. Terrell; 8. Agin; 9. Thomas; 10. Black.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Moss; 2. Hagar; 3. Bergman; 4. Gray; 5. Mallett; 6. Covington; 7. Larkin; 8. Daum; 9. Willingham; 10. Ryder.

OFFICIAL USCS RockAuto.com 600 MINI SPRINT RESULTS:

15-LAP FEATURE RACE:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 4 1 Bobby Zaiontz Columbus, MS 2. 3 28 Conner Morrell Palmetto, FL 3. 7 3t Tommy Thompson Ten Mile, TN 4. 5 52 Jim McNulty Navarre, FL 5. 1 730 Gregg Jones Navarre, FL 6. 6 0 Aubrey Black II Trenton, GA 7. 2 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 8. 8 17 Alex Lyles Arlington, TN

USCS RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Special Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Brandon Taylor Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race: Gregg Jones K&N Filters Pole Award: Gregg Jones K&N Filters Podium (3rd Place) Award: Tommy Thompson Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 4th-Place Award: Jim McNulty Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Tommy Thompson (started 7th and finished 3rd) Kaiser Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Gregg Jones Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Aubrey Black II DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award; Brandon Taylor DHR Suspension HRD Luck 6thPlace Award: Alex Lyles

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (5 Laps): 1. Taylor; 2. Zaiontz; 3. Morrell; 4. Jones; 5. McNulty; 6. Lyles.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race (8 Laps): 1. Jones; 2. Taylor; 3. Morrell; 4. Zaiontz; 5. McNulty; 6. Black; 7. Thompson; 8. Lyles.

 

 

TURPEN MAKES IT THREE-IN-A-ROW FOR USCS WINS AT I-75 RACEWAY

SWEETWATER, TN (April 28, 2017) – While the defending and two-time United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Champion Morgan Turpen resides in the West Tennessee town of Cordova, she has found an East Tennessee home on the 3/8-mile clay oval at I-75 Raceway where she posted her third straight series win on Friday night.

Turpen charged from the sixth starting spot to take the lead on lap 18 from her teammate, 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN, and then held off a late race charge from Derek Hagar of Marion, AR to take her third straight USCS win this season in the 30-lap A-Main race.

Hagar finished second and Gray hung on for the third spot. Zach Daum of Pocahontas, IL rallied from the tenth starting spot to take the fourth spot, and Matt Covington of Glenpool, OK was fifth. Jordan Mallett of Greenbrier, AR drove to a sixth-place finish, and seventh went to Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL.

Howard Moore of Memphis, TN took the eighth spot, and Bob Auld of Largo, FL started 16th and finished ninth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award. Joe Larkin of Suwanee, GA rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Gray won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, Covington won the eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race, and Mallett won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second eight-lap heat race. It was in the second heat race that Turpen served notice to the rest of the field she had a fast race car, as in eight laps, she charged from the eighth and last starting spot to finish second.

Turpen scored the most passing points among the 17 entrants, but Covington drew a six in the K&N Filters Pole Draw to put Turpen on the outside of the third row to start the main event, and place Curt Terrell of Bartlett, TN on the K&N Filters Pole Position to start the 30-lap A-Main.

It was an all Bartlett, TN front row, as Gray took the lead at the drop of the green flag followed by Terrell, Mallett, Hagar and Turpen. The first of eight caution flags came out on lap two when Joey Schmidt of Ellisville, MS spun in turn four. On the restart, Hagar got by Mallett to take over the third spot, but Schmidt spun in turn three to bring out caution number two on lap three.

When the field went back to green flag action, Covington dusted off the outside groove, and passed Turpen and Mallett to move up to the fourth spot on lap four. Turpen, who is a school teacher during the week, made some good notes in her mind about that outside groove. Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA spun in turn four on lap six to light up the yellow bulb for the third time.

The next green flag restart saw Turpen go to the outside and pass Mallett for the fifth spot on lap seven. Meanwhile up front, Gray had opened up a half straightaway lead on Terrell, who was busy trying to hold off Hagar, who finally got around Terrell for the position on lap eight. Gray was starting to get into heavy lapped traffic by lap ten, and Hagar was closing fast.

Auld took the scenic route off the outside of the fourth turn on lap 12. He kept the fire lit on his machine, but was too slow getting back on the track, and the caution flag came out for the fourth time. Gray led Hagar, Terrell, Covington and Turpen down for the restart. Schmidt got ticketed for his third caution flag on lap 15 when spun, and this time, he was done for the night.

Turpen began the second half of the race as a young lady on a mission. She definitely was an I-75 Raceway fan favorite, and she brought them to their feet when she stepped to the outside groove on the restart. Turpen passed Mallet and Terrell to take over the third spot, and then drove around the outside of Hagar on lap 16 to take over second.

It only took Turpen two more laps to catch her teammate and mentor Gray, and she stayed on the high side of the track to take the lead from the 11-time USCS Champ coming off the second turn on lap 18. Turpen then began to pull away and open up a half straightaway lead over Gray and Hagar, who were now battling each other for the second spot.

The field was slowed by caution for the fifth time on lap 20 when Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC spun to the infield. Turpen led Gray, Hagar, Covington, Daum, Terrell, Mallett, Sams, Larkin, and Moore down for the restart. Turpen was quick to pull out to a five car-length advantage, as Hagar went to the outside to pass Gray for second on lap 21.

Hagar could gain feet on Turpen, but with less than ten laps to go, he needed yards. Hagar got the break he needed on lap 26 when Terrell brought out the caution flag with a spin in turn four. That put Hagar on Turpen’s rear nerf bar for the restart, but Turpen was up to the challenge and pulled away.

The two laps to go signal gave way to the caution flag on lap 28 when Thomas, Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS and Bob Agin of Fort Myers, FL tangled in turn three. Now it was down to a green, white, checkered finish. Turpen pulled away one more time, as Hagar had nothing to challenge the “Queen of the Wings” for the win.

In USCS RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint action, it was the Bobby Zaiontz Show, as the Columbus, MS driver got out the broom and swept the program for the four-bangers. Zaiontz had a perfect night as he started the evening by winning the four-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, then he won the eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race.

Zaiontz then drew a zero to win the K&N Filters Pole Award. He took the lead at the drop of the green flag and never looked back to win the 15-lap A-Main race. Gregg Jones of Navarre, FL finished second and Conner Morrell celebrated his 13th Birthday with a third-place showing. Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA was fourth and Jim McNulty of Navarre, FL rounded out the top five.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters and the USCS RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprints will head up the road for a second East Tennessee event on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN.

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF USCS OUTLAW THUNDER PRESENTED NY K&N FILTERS AT I-75 RACEWAY IN SWEETWATER, TN ON 4/28/17:

A-MAIN: 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 6 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 2. 3 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 3. 2 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 4. 10 5d Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL 5. 5 93 Matt Covington Glenpool, OK 6. 4 14m Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 7. 9 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 8. 13 40 Howard Moore Memphis, TN 9. 16 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 10. 17 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 11. 15 67 Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 12. 7 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 13. 14 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL 14. 1 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN 15. 11 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 16. 8 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 17. 12 1s Joey Schmidt Ellisville, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Covington Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Mallett K&N Filters Pole Award: Terrell JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (4th Place): Daum PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award (5th-Place): Covington K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Auld (started 16th and finished 9th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Mallett Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Sams DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Moore DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Larkin

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

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Covington; 2. Hagar; 3. Gray; 4. Sams; 5. Daum; 6. Willingham; 7. Auld; 8. Agin; 9. Larkin.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Mallett; 2. Turpen; 3. Terrell; 4. Skinner; 5. Moss; 6. Schmidt; 7. Moore; 8. Thomas.

OFFICIAL USCS RockAuto.com 600 MINI SPRINT RESULTS:

15-LAP FEATURE RACE:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 1 1 Bobby Zaiontz Columbus, MS 2. 2 730 Gregg Jones Navarre, FL 3. 5 28 Connor Morrell Palmetto, FL 4. 3 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 5. 4 52 Jim McNulty Navarre, FL 6. 7 17 Alex Lyles Arlington, TN 7. 6 3t Tommy Thompson Ten Mile, TN

USCS RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Special Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Zaiontz Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race: Zaiontz K&N Filters Pole Award: Zaiontz K&N Filters Podium (3rd Place) Award: Morrell Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 4th-Place Award: Taylor Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Morrell (started 5th and finished 3rd) Kaiser Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: McNulty Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Lyles

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash (4 Laps): 1. Zaiontz; 2. Morrell; 3. Jones; 4. McNulty.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race (8 Laps): 1. Zaiontz; 2. Jones; 3. Taylor; 4. Morrell; 5. McNulty; 6. Thompson; 7. Lyles.

 

 

Morgan Turpen wins the USCS Hurricane Hustle I finale at Flomaton Speedway on Saturday.

Flomaton, AL – April 15, 2017 - Two-time and defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, Tennessee won the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Hurricane Hustle I finale at Flomaton Speedway to make her second trip of the weekend to the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane on Saturday night. Turpen started from the K&N Filters Pole Position, then led all 30 laps of the race to also collect her third win of the young 2017 season after winning the opener on March 3rd at Hattiesburg Speedway. The win was Turpen’s 15th career USCS feature win.

Veteran Midwest sprint car racer and Hall of Famer Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio scored his second runner-up finish of the weekend racing across the finish line just ahead of the evening’s BKW Construction Company quick qualifier and USCS Hoosier Speed Dash winner, Jordon “The Jet” Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas. The two battled the entire distance for the runner-up spot, but, at the end Mallett collected the K&N Filters Podium Award for third.

Todd Fayard from D’Iberville, Mississippi had his best USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour weekend in this writer’s memory and brought his #13 home in the fourth position after winning the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat earlier in the night. Eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee battled back and forth with Fayard for position the entire distance as well and raced across the finish line in fifth place.

2016 USCS Rookie of the Year contender, Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina led the next group with an impressive run for a sixth-place finish. Fifteen-year-old 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida followed Hunter across the finish line. Sams III got involved in an early race spin on his own and had to go to the rear of the field for the re-start. Then late in the race, he was collected in another car’s spin, but, recovered to finish seventh. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi followed Hunter and Sams III in eighth place. Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, Florida hustled to a ninth-place finish in his back-up car and Bob Auld from Largo, Florida rounded out the top ten drivers.

In Saturday night’s preliminary action, Jordon Mallett warmed up the crowd with a fast time of 11.013 seconds in the BKW Construction Company Time Trial Qualifying portion of the event around the racy ¼ mile clay oval. Mallett, who looked like he was on a mission, streaked to an impressive win in the six-lap USCS Hoosier Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous evening. Todd Fayard won in the Engler Machine and Tool First eight-lap Heat Race. In other preliminary action, Danny Smith then raced to victory in th Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second eight-lap Heat Race. . In other USCS series action, teenager Caden Englehart from Indialantic, Florida won the 20-lap www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprint feature race.It was the first career USC win.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

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

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

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Sprint Cars at Flomaton Speedway on Saturday, April 15, 2017 results:

BKW Construction Time Trial Qualifying 1.14m-Jordon Mallett, 11.013; 2.4-Danny Smith, 11.263; 3.24d-Danny Sams III, 11.465; 4.10M-Morgan Turpen, 11.467; 5.1x-Scott Hunter, 11.602; 6.1-Micha McCall, 11.632; 7.13-Todd Fayard, 11.712; 8.10-Terry Gray, 11.726; 9.38-Tony Agin, 11.846; 10.21-Butch David, 11.850; 11.28-Jeff Willingham, 12.363; 12.83-Bob Auld, 12.740; 13.1c-Tyler Cross, 13.187; 14.1a-Lee Moore, 19.396;

USCS Hoosier Speed DASH - ( 6Laps) 1. 14m-Jordon Mallett[2] ; 2. 13-Todd Fayard[1] ; 3. 10M-Morgan Turpen[4] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 5. 10-Terry Gray[5] ; 6. 24d-Danny Sams III[6]

Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 13-Todd Fayard[1] ; 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett[4] ; 3. 1x-Scott Hunter[2] ; 4. 24d-Danny Sams III[3] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[5] ; 6. 28-Jeff Willingham[6] ; 7. 1c-Tyler Cross[7]; 3g-Garrett Green - DNS

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 4-Danny Smith[4] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray[1] ; 3. 10M-Morgan Turpen[3] ; 4. 1-Micha McCall[2] ; 5. 83-Bob Auld[6] ; 6. 21-Butch David[5] ; 7. 1a-Lee Moore[7] ; sr4-Charlie Sweetser/

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Sprint Car Feature - (30 Laps)

1. 10M-Morgan Turpen[1] ; Cordova, TN 2. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; Chillicothe, OH 3. 14m-Jordon Mallett[6] ; Greenbrier, AR 4. 13-Todd Fayard[5] ; D’Iberville, MS 5. 10-Terry Gray[8] ; Bartlett, TN 6. 1x-Scott Hunter[2] ; Concord, NC 7. 24d-Danny Sams III[4] ; Englewood, FL 8. 28-Jeff Willingham[9] ; Ripley, MS 9. 38-Tony Agin[7] ; Fort Myers, FL 10. 83-Bob Auld[10] ; Largo, FL 11. 1c-Tyler Cross[11] ; Brewton, AL 12. 1a-Lee Moore[13] ; Tuscaloosa, AL 13. 1-Micha McCall[14] ; Brewton, AL 14. 21-Butch David[12] ; Geismar, LA 15. sr4-Charlie Sweetser[DNS] ; Morgan City, LA 16. 3g-Garrett Green[DNS] ; Valrico, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Jordon Mallett Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Todd Fayard Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Danny Smith K&N Filters Pole Award: Morgan Turpen JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd Place) Jordon Mallett PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award: (9th Place) Tony Agin K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Jordon Mallett Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Terry Gray (started 8th and finished 5th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Scott Hunter Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Danny Sams III DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Jeff Willingham DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Bob Auld

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Winged Sprint Cars Hurricane Hustle at Flomaton Speedway on Friday, April 14, 2017 results:

Time Trial Qualifying 1.14m-Jordon Mallett,10.937; 2.4-Danny Smith, 11.135; 3.10M-Morgan Turpen, 11.184; 4.1-Micha McCall, 11.217; 5.13-Todd Fayard, 11.283; 6.10-Terry Gray, 11.337; 7.83-Bob Auld, 11.494; 8.24d-Danny Sams III, 11.513; 9.38-Tony Agin, 11.565; 10.21-Butch David, 11.571; 11.1x-Scott Hunter, 11.594; 12.3G-Garrett Green, 11.629; 13.1a-Lee Moore, 11.634; 14.28-Jeff Willingham, 12.256; 15.sr4-Charlie Sweetser, 12.438; 16.1c-Tyler Cross, 13.340;

Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 13-Todd Fayard[2] ; 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett[4] ; 3. 10M-Morgan Turpen[3] ; 4. 83-Bob Auld[1] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[5] ; 6. 1x-Scott Hunter[6] ; 7. 1a-Lee Moore[7] ; 8. sr4-Charlie Sweetser[8]

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 24d-Danny Sams III[1] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray[2] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[4] ; 4. 3G-Garrett Green[6] ; 5. 21-Butch David[5] ; 6. 1-Micha McCall[3] ; 7. 28-Jeff Willingham[7] ; 8. 1c-Tyler Cross[8]

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash DASH - (6 Laps) 1. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray[1] ; 3. 10M-Morgan Turpen[3] ; 4. 24d-Danny Sams III[4] ; 5. 14m-Jordon Mallett[5] ; 6. 13-Todd Fayard[6]

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 10M-Morgan Turpen[2] ; 2. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 3. 14m-Jordon Mallett[4] ; 4. 13-Todd Fayard[1] ; 5. 10-Terry Gray[5] ; 6. 24d-Danny Sams III[7] ; 7. 1a-Lee Moore[13] ; 8. 38-Tony Agin[9] ; 9. 1x-Scott Hunter[11] ; 10. 21-Butch David[10] ; 11. 1-Micha McCall[12] ; 12. 28-Jeff Willingham[14] ; 13. sr4-Charlie Sweetser[15] ; 14. 1c-Tyler Cross[16] ; 15. 83-Bob Auld[6] ; 16. 3G-Garrett Green[8]

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and MSCA Sprint Cars headline Lexington 104 Speedway's 2017 season opener on Saturday, April 22nd.

Atlanta, GA - April 12, 2017 - The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters and the MSCA 305 winged sprint car divisions headline a high-speed 2017 racing season-opener at Lexington 104 Speedway near Lexington, Tennessee on Saturday, April 22nd. The event, entitled as the “Tennessee Tangle” 2017, promises to bring more winged sprint cars to a west Tennessee speedway than any event that anyone can remember in past decades.

Through last weekend, the United Sprint Car Series has been off to one of its best starts ever and has averaged 25 sprint cars at six USCS events thus far in 2017. The MSCA 305 sprint cars opened the 2017 season on April 8th at another middle Tennessee oval with 18 entries. The MSCA sprint car series typically had more than 20 entries at Lexington 104 Speedway during their 2017 events at the 3/8-mile cay oval. Considering those 2017 entry numbers, fans can reasonably expect to see 40+ winged sprint cars two divisions competing in the “Tennessee Tangle at Lexington 104 Speedway on April 22nd.

The “Tennessee Tangle” event will also include two other USCS sanctioned divisions, the K&N Filters Outlaw Modified Series and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged Outlaw mini sprints on the evening’s racing card to create a USCS triple-header. A total of 100 laps of main events are scheduled for the four divisions.

The “Tennessee Tangle” version 2017 will be the first-ever visit for any of the USCS divisions to the speedway since it was re-configured three years ago. The USCS Sprint Cars first stopped at Lexington 104 Speedway in the 2005 when the track was called Bargerton Speedway.

Lexington 104 Speedway is located 4.5 miles South of Interstate 40 Exit #101 at 2800 Sand Ridge Bargerton Rd., Lexington, TN 38351. For directions or more info about Lexington 104 Speedway please visit www.lexington104speedway.com or call 731-968-8333 or USCS at 770-865-6097.

For schedule info or rules 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.

 

 

Flomaton Speedway hosts inaugural USCS Hurricane Hustle for USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars on Friday and Saturday, April 14th and 15th.

Atlanta, GA – April 1, 2017 - The United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) invades Flomaton Speedway for its inaugural USCS Hurricane Hustle speed spectacular. The event is headlined by the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged outlaw mini sprints in a USCS double-header event on Friday and Saturday, April 14th and 15th. The event is literally a "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring two full nights of high speed action at South Alabama’s favorite ¼ mile Bullring. Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of early season speed contests with racing in five of the area's most popular racing divisions for just one ticket price.

The event includes the first-ever visit of the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car series to the speedway. This is the only scheduled 2017 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour winged sprint cars at Flomaton Speedway.

Action kicks off on Friday night at 8:00 pm with a full racing program in all five divisions including the 100+ mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Nesmith Street Stock, Pure Stock and Tuner divisions. On Saturday night, the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars and USCS Mini Sprints return for Round #2 of the Hurricane Hustle as do the Pure Stock division. Saturday night also features a special event for the Bay Area Modified division. The Junior Slingshot class will see action as well on Saturday...

Drivers from 5 to 6 states are pre-entered for the initial appearance of the USCS sprint cars at Flomaton Speedway. Those pre-entered include several of the nation’s top ranked drivers like 2015 and 2016 National Champion Morgan Turpen, from Cordova, Tennessee and Eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who was the 2016 USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Champion is also entered. Also entered is Jordon Mallett who was the 2016 NSL 360 Sprint Champion and was the 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year.

Also entered is the 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, 15-year-old Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida. Sams was also honored as one of a handful of the rookie drivers in 2016 who was nominated as the National 360Sprint Car Rookie of the Year by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. V

Veteran Midwest driver Danny Smith, who was a 2015 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee will also make the trip from Chillicothe, Ohio to compete in the inaugural USCS event at the historic ¼ mile oval..

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 their season opener. Local favorite Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi who was the 2011 and 2012 National Champion in the division and another two-time (2015 and 2016) USCS 600 Sprint Champion, Remeno Loyal top the entry list for the USCS 600 sprints. Young gun Conner Morrell who was the series 2016 Rookie of the Year, currently leads the point standings.

Flomaton Speedway is located at 913 Highway 113, Flomaton, Alabama 36441. For more info and for directions to Flomaton Speedway please visit www.FlomatonSpeedway.com or call 251-538-0546.

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.

 

 

Robbie Stillwaggon collects 2nd USCS sprint win of 2017 at Lancaster Speedway in USCS “Thunder in Carolina” Round #2 on Saturday

Lancaster, SC – April 8, 2017 – Burlington, New Jersey’s Robbie Stillwaggon raced into the USCS www.RockAuto.com Victory Lane again on Saturday night in the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 25-lap main event at Lancaster Speedway in the USCS “Thunder in Carolina” Round #2. The win was Stillwaggon’s career-third win in USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour competition.

Stillwaggon’s good fortunes continued for the second straight night in USCS competitions Two things happened on lap twenty of the 25-lap contest around the high-speed half-mile in Lancaster, South Carolina that helped put Stillwaggon in the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane at the conclusion.

First, Stillwaggon was able to capitalize on veteran Ohio sprint car driver Danny Smith’s mechanical misfortunes on lap twenty in the main event. On that lap (20) Danny Smith coasted to the pits with a broken U-Joint after leading laps five through twenty.

On that same lap, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who was running in the sixth position in the high-speed duel at the time, left the park in turn three and landed down the banking after entering the turn at approximately 140 miles per hour and having something break in his steering. Very fortunately, Bridges escaped the scary incident unharmed.

An extended red flag period and open red-flag condition occurred for the sprint car teams. On the restart Stillwaggon was on the point after being in the runner-up spot trying to run down the sailing Smith who had earlier won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat race then having his rear-end lock-up at the scales.

After the restart Stillwaggon charged away from the challengers and raced under the checkered flag in first place ahead of runner-up and the 2016 winner at Lancaster Speedway in the event Trey Starks from Puyallup Washington. On the night before Starks had crashed hard while leading the “Thunder in Carolina “ Round #1 event at Carolina Speedway that Stillwaggon went on to win as well. Starks’ crew had to make huge repairs over night for the Washington state hot-shoe to even return for the night’s event at Lancaster Speedway.

Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas held off hard-charging Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina to finish in the K&N Filters Podium Award (third place). Riggins started in the ninth position and finished fourth in a borrowed ride. Riggins, who is a two-time USCS winner and fan favorite in USCS competition at Lancaster Speedway, crashed hard in his own ride in hot laps. Fellow competitor Terry Witherspoon then loaned Riggins a spare car he had in his trailer for the event. Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina, who was the 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year finished in fifth place. McLain who earlier won the Brown and Miller racing Solutions Second Heat Race started from the K&N Filters Pole Position and led the first four laps of the main event.

Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida led the next group with a sixth-place finish. Mitch Brown from Brantford, Ontario, Canada charged from a ten place start to finish seventh. Rookie of the Year contender Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina finished in eighth place followed by fifteen-year-old, 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida in ninth-place finish. Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina rounded out the top ten.

Heat race wins went to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2015 inductee Danny Smith in the Engler Machin and Tool First Heat and to Brandon McLain in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. The K&N Filters Pole Award and pole position was garnered by McLain. Trey Starks was the high point earner in the heat race competition. Veteran sprint car racer, Terry Gray had to start seventeenth after a flat tire during his heat race passed the most cars in the main event to earned/collect the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, Florida, who blew an engine during the heat race, was awarded the Piedmont

For updated schedules and other USCS info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series 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 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Sprint Car results from Lancaster Speedway on Saturday, April 8, 2017 results:
USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps)
1. 07-Johnny Bridges [3] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray [1] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith [2] ; 4. 14m-Jordon Mallett [5] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin [6] ; 6. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon [4]
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: (8 Laps)
1. 4-Danny Smith [1] ; 2. 43-Terry Witherspoon [2] ; 3. 116-Nick Snyder r[3] ; 4. 23s-Trey Starks [6] ; 5. 1x-Scott Hunter [4] ; 6. 47-Eric Riggins Jr. [9] ; 7. 23-Lance Moss [8] ; 8. 22-Shawn Murray [7] ; 9. 10-Terry Gray [5]
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: (8 Laps)
1. 67-Brandon McLain [2] ; 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett [3] ; 3. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon [5] ; 4. 10B-Mitch Brown [4] ; 5. 07-Johnny Bridges [8] ; 6. 24d-Danny Sams III [7] ; 7. 67t-Brian Thomas [6] ; 8. 38-Tony Agin [1] ; 9. 33-Joe Larkin [9]

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday, April 8, 2017 A -Main - (25 Laps) results

Pos. / Car# / Driver / Start /Hometown:
1. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[4] ; Burlington, NJ
2. 23s-Trey Starks[6] ; Puyallup, WA
3. 14m-Jordon Mallett[3] ; Greenbrier, AR
4. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[9] ; Charlotte, NC
5. 67-Brandon McLain[1] ; Indian Trail, NC
6. 43-Terry Witherspoon[5] ; Jacksoville, FL
7. 10B-Mitch Brown[10] ; Brantford, Ontario, CAN
8. 1x-Scott Hunter[11] ; Concord, NC
9. 24d-Danny Sams III[12] ; Englewood, FL
10. 23-Lance Moss[13] ; Cherryville, NC
11. 10-Terry Gray[17] ; Bartlett, TN
12. 22-Shawn Murray[15] ; Jacksonville, FL
13. 67t-Brian Thomas[14] ; Pendergrass, GA
14. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; Chillicothe, OH
15. 07-Johnny Bridges[7] ; Cherryville, NC
16. 116-Nick Snyder[8] ; Marco Island, FL
17. 33-Joe Larkin[18] ; Suwannee, GA
18. 38-Tony Agin[16]​; Ft. Myers, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Johnny Bridges
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Danny Smith
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Brandon McLain
K&N Filters Pole Award: Brandon McLain
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (1st Place) Robbie Stillwaggon
PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award: (7th place) Mitch Brown
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Jordon Mallett
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Terry Gray (started 17th and finished 11th)
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Terry Witherspoon
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Mitch Brown
DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Scott Hunter
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Lance Moss

 

Robbie Stillwaggon races to Carolina Speedway victory in USCS “Thunder in Carolina”.2017 Round #1

Gastonia, NC – April 7, 2017 – Robbie Stillwaggon from Burlington, New Jersey raced into the USCS www.RockAuto.com Victory Lane in the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 25-lap main event at Carolina Speedway in the USCS “Thunder in Carolina” Round #1 on Friday night. The win was Stillwaggon’s career second in USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour competition. Stillwaggon, who was the 2012 URC Champion, is a frequent competitor at early and late season USCS events.

USCS Founder and President Pete Walton interviewed Stillwaggon in victory lane and congratulated him on the win and stated “We sure appreciate a talented driver like Robbie traveling in to race with us when he has the chance to be a part of our events. His team and family have become great friends to all of us over the years and one of his sponsors, C&B Chubby, is also a great friend to many of us at USCS and I just wish he had been here for Robbie’s win”.

Stillwaggon started from the outside of the front row next to K&N Filters Pole Position starter and 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Gray and Stillwaggon lost the lead position to hard-charging young gun Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington who started out side row two on the first lap. Starks led the race through the first six alps when series new-comer Danny Jones from Concord, North Carolina flipped exiting turn two to bring out the red.

On the restart Starks, who was the September 30, 2016 USCSS feature winner at the speedway, jumped out to a comfortable lead until lap ten when he copied Jones act by crashing hard in a troubling rut exiting turn two as well. After the driver (Starks) was checked out and determined to be okay, a lengthy clean-up period saw drivers and teams adjusting for the final fifteen laps under the open-red condition.

After the restart for Starks spectacular exit, Stillwaggon used the clean air to race away from the challengers and streaked under the checkered flag in first place ahead of runner-up past multi-time Carolina Speedway USCS feature winner, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina. Following Bridges under the checkers was veteran sprint car driver and 2015 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio wrestled the K&N Filters Podium Award (third place) away from Terry Gray over the last couple of laps. Smith won this USCS event last April, but, after starting twelfth in the field and finishing third he said, “I’ll take it”

Terry Gray who is anther multi-time Carolina Speedway feature winner in USCS competition, crossed the finish line in the fourth position, but, assumed the lead in the USCS National point standings. Johnny Petrozelle from Lexington, North Carolina looked fast all night and chased Gray across the finish line in fifth place to complete the top five.

The year 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year, and 2016 National Sprint League 360 sprint car Champion, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas led the next group with a sixth-place finish. Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, Florida charged from an eleventh place start to finish seventh. The 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, fifteen-year-old, Danny Sams III finished in eighth place followed by another multi-time Carolina Speedway USCS feature winner, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina. Riggins who considers Carolina Speedway his “home-track” is usually stellar in USCS events there, but, an early race flat tire put him deep in the hole and he recovered to a ninth-place finish. Shawn Murray from Jacksonville, Florida collected another the top finish in tenth place.

Heat race wins went to Terry Gray in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and to Johnny Bridges in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. The Butlerbuilt Third Heat checkers was claimed by Jordon Mallett. The K&N Filters Pole Award and pole position was garnered by Terry Gray after he, as the first heat race winner, drew a four inversion for the main event. Trey Starks was the high point earner in the heat race competition. Veteran sprint car racer, Danny Smith passed the most cars in the main event to earned/collect the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars in the main event when he cruised from twelfth position on the starting grid to finish in third place.

The next USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event is at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC. On Saturday, April 8th. For info and directions to the speedway please visit www.lancastersuperspeedway.com For updated schedules and other USCS info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series 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 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.


USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Carolina Speedway on Friday, April 7, 2017 results:
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat - (8 Laps)
1. 10-Terry Gray[1] ; 2. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[8] ; 3. 23-Lance Moss[4] ; 4. 10B-Mitch Brown[2] ; 5. 43-Terry Witherspoon[6] ; 6. 1x-Scott Hunter[5] ; 7. 07T-Brandon Taylor[3] ; 8. 116-Nick Snyder[7]

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat - (8 Laps)
1. 07-Johnny Bridges[5] ; 2. 59III-Johnny Petrozelle[1] ; 3. 8-Dan Jones[3] ; 4. 22-Shawn Murray[8] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[6] ; 6. 1c-Matt Carr[2] ; 7. 67-Brian Thomas[7] ; 8. 33-Joe Larkin[4]

Pro Shocks/DHR Suspension Third Heat - (8 Laps)
1. 44-Trey Starks[7] ; 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett[1] ; 3. 24d-Danny Sams III[2] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[4] ; 5. 47-Eric Riggins Jr.[5] ; 6. 67m-Jake McLain[3] ; 7. 21b-Brandon McLain[6]

Dash - (6 Laps)
1. 24d-Danny Sams III[1] ; 2. 116-Nick Snyder[2] ; 3. 22-Shawn Murray[4] ; 4. 10-Terry Gray[3] ; 5. 43-Terry Witherspoon[5] ; 6. 10B-Mitch Brown[6]

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Carolina Speedway on Friday, April 7, 2017
A-Main - (25 Laps) results:

Pos. Car# driver Start Hometown:
1. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon [2] ; Burlington, NJ
2. 07-Johnny Bridges [3] ; Cherryville, NC
3. 4-Danny Smith [12] ; Chillicothe, OH
4. 10-Terry Gray [1] ; Bartlett, Tennessee
5. 59III-Johnny Petrozelle [5] ; Lexington, NC
6. 14m-Jordon Mallett [6] ; Greenbrier, AR
7. 38-Tony Agin [11] ; Ft. Myers, FL
8. 24d-Danny Sams III [10] ; Englewood, FL
9. 47-Eric Riggins Jr. [15] ; Charlotte, NC
10. 22-Shawn Murray [8] ; Jacksonville, FL
11. 1x-Scott Hunter [16] ; Concord, NC
12. 43-Terry Witherspoon [14] ; Jacksonville, FL
13. 116-Nick Snyder [21] ; Marco Island, FL
14. 23-Lance Moss [7] ; Cherryville, NC
15. 67-Brian Thomas [19] ; Pendergrass, GA
16. 07T-Brandon Taylor [20] ; Cumming, GA
17. 10B-Mitch Brown [13] ; Brantford, Ont., CANADA
18. 33-Joe Larkin [22] ; Suwannee, GA
19. 44-Trey Starks [4] ; Puyallup, WA
20. 1c-Matt Carr [18] ; Fayetteville, NC
21. 67m-Jake McLain [17] ; Indian Trail, NC
22. 8-Dan Jones [9] ; Concord, NC
23. 21b-Brandon McLain [23]​; Indian Trail, NC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Danny Sams III
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Johnny Bridges
K&N Filters Pole Award: Terry Gray
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (5th Place) Johnny Petrozelle
PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award: (6th Place) Jordon Mallett
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Danny Smith
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: A.J. Maddox (started 13th and finished 3rd)
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Jordon Mallett
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Tony Agin
DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Danny Sams III
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Shawn Murray

Photo/Caption #89: Robbie Stillwaggon raced to his career-second USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win at Carolina Speedway on Friday night (USCS photo)

USCS Media contact: Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net cell# Pete 770-865-6097


 

 

Tony Stewart leads USCS Deep South regional series points!

Atlanta, GA - April 6, 2017 - Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Tony Stewart from Brownsburg, Indiana leads the point standings in the new USCS Deep-South presented by K&N Filters regional sprint car series. Stewart’s performances through the first four United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters events have yielded a win at Bubba Raceway Park on last Saturday night, April 1st, a third-place finish at Hattiesburg Speedway in the season opener on March 3rd, a fourth-place finish on March 31st at Bubba Raceway Park and a DNF at Magnolia Motor Speedway on March 4th, after he earlier in the evening won the Hoosier Speed Dash and his heat race. Stewart is also in third place in the National point standings.

He (Stewart) is in the second position in the USCS Southern Thunder region as well. The DNF in the feature has him tied for tenth in the USCS Mid-South region standings. Defending USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee currently leads the USCS National and the USCS Mid-South standings and won the season opener at Hattiesburg Speedway. Fourteen-year-old Tyler Clem from St. Petersburg, Florida leads the standings in the USC Southern Thunder region via a March 31st win and fourth-place finish on April 1st both at Bubba Raceway Park.

The USCS Deep South regional series races are primarily in Alabama, Florida, South Georgia LOUISISNA AND Mississippi. The 2017 USCS Deep South schedule has27 races including bonus events and its wn points standings and points fund. Drivers may also participate in all USCS National and regional series points funds wherever they compete in those . The next United Sprint Car Series Deep South events are on Friday, April 14th and Saturday, April 15th at Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, Alabama. For updated schedules and rules, etc. on the USCS series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call USCS at 770-865-6097.

USCS Deep South regional series points As of April 1, 2017 Pos. Car# Driver Point

1 14 Tony Stewart 306 2 10m Morgan Turpen 303 3 14m Jordon Mallett 294 Tie 10 Terry Gray 294 5 24D Danny Sams III 291 Tie 26 Marshall Skinner 291 7 42 Andy McElhannon 272 8 13 Todd Fayard 266 9 4 Danny Smith 264 Tie 9jr Derek Hagar 264 11 07 Brandon Taylor 262 12 40 Howard Moore 250 13 17w Harli White 244 Tie 01 Shane Morgan 244 15 21 Butch David 240 16 93 Jake Knight 236 17 28 Jeff Willingham 234 18 01T Brandon Olson 230 19 1s Joey Schmidt 224 20 27 Curt Terrell 222 21 38 Tony Agin 212 22 88 Tim Crawley 142 23 29a Kyle Amerson 134 24 88 Brandon Blendon 120 Tie 10k Dewayne White 120 26 1a Lee Moore 116 27 52 Cody Karl 100 Tie 29s Rusty Stanford 100 Tie 23 Seth Bergman 100

 

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint pre-entry list for:”Carolina Speedway and Lancaster Speedway 11th annual “Thunder in Carolina Shootout event on Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th
No….Car#...Driver / Hometown
1. 1 Matthew Carr, Fayetteville, NC – USCS Rookie of the Year contender
2. 1x Scott Hunter, Concord, NC - past USAC Ford Focus Midget Champion
3. 3g Garrett Green, Valrico, FL- 2012 Little 500 Rookie of the Year
4. 4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH - April 2016 USCS Carolina Speedway feature winner
5. 07 Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC – Multi-time USCS Carolina feature winner
6. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 11-time USCS Champion and Multi-time USCS Carolina Speedway winner
7. 10b Mitch Brown, Brantford, Ont., CAN 2016 Ohsweken Speedway Champion
8. 13 Todd Fayard, Saucier, MS
9. 14 Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR – 2016 NSL 360 Sprint Champion – 2011 USCS Rookie of the Yeat
10. 17 Bobby Komasarski, Clover, SC
11. 21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC- 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year
12. 21K Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC
13. 22 Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL
14. 23 Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC – 2014 Lancaster Speedway USCS feature winner
15. 23s Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA – 2016 USCS winner at Carolina and Lancaster Speedways
16. 24d Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL – 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year
17. 33 Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA – veteran USCS racer 2015 USCS Southern region top 5
18. 38 Tony Agin, Naples, FL
19. 43 Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL
20. 47 Eric Riggins, ,Jr., Charlotte, NC – Multi-time USCS winner at Carolina and Lancaster Speedways
21. 67 Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA
22. 67 Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC - past Carolina Racesaver Champ and USCS Southern Rookie of Year
23. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ –2012 URC Champion
24. 99 Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL
25. 116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL – 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year and feature winner

 

Tony Stewart claims Bubba Raceway Park in USCS Spring Speed Explosion finale

Ocala, FLORIDA – April 1, 2017 – Tony Stewart raced to career-first United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event win at Bubba Raceway Park in the USCS Spring Speed Xplosion finale at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday night. Stewart battled to the front from a tenth-place starting position and took the lead from 2016 USCS Florida State Champion Danny Martin, Jr. on lap nineteen. Stewart then held off Martin after a lap twenty-five caution/re-start and raced the final eight laps to the finish line and the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the the 33-lap contest that honored legendary Florida sprint car driver David Steele who used the number 33 on his race car. Stewart bested a talented field of twenty-seven drivers from seven states and Canada for the win.

Danny Martin, Jr. finished in the runner-up position followed by former Southern Ontario Sprints and Ohsweken Speedway Champion, Mitch Brown from Brantford, Ontario, Canada in third place after starting thirteenth. Amazing fourteen-year-old Tyler Clem from St. Petersburg, Florida, who was Friday night’s feature winner, was involved in a mishap earlier in the race while battling for the lead and rallied to finish in fourth place. Clem had earlier re-started at the rear of the field. Veteran Florida USCS racer Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida rounded out the top five drivers after starting eleventh.

The year 2000 USCS Rookie of the Year, and defending Southern Outlaw Sprints Champion, Michael Miller from Ocean Springs, Mississippi led the next group in sixth place. The defending and 2-time USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee finished in seventh place followed by Shawn Murray from Jacksonville, Florida in eighth place. Mark Ruel, Jr. also from Jacksonville, followed Murray in ninth place. Turpen’s team-mate and 11-time USCS Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee rounded out the top ten drivers.

Heat race victories went to Thomas Kennedy in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and to 216 National Champ, Morgan Turpen in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. The Butlerbuilt Third Heat checkers was claimed by Terry Gray. The KSE Racing Products B-Main win went to 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, Danny Sams III of Englewood, Florida.

The K&N Filters Pole Award and pole position was garnered by Tyler Clem. Mitch Brown collected the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars in the main event when he cruised from thirteenth to third place.

The next USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event is a USCS Carolina double-header at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC on Friday, April 7th and on the following night (Saturday, April 8th) at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC. For updated schedules and other USCS info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series 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 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Bubba Raceway Park on SATURDAY 4-1-2017 results:

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: - (10 Laps) 1. 21k-Thomas Kennedy [1]; 2. 14c-Tyler Clem [8] ; 3. 43-Terry Witherspoon [2] ; 4. 6s-Robbie Smith [5] ; 5. 82-Matt Kurtz [3] ; 6. 116-Nick Snyder [9] ; 7. 99-Tanner Witherspoon [4] ; 8. 21b-Brandon McLain [6] ; 9. 67-Brian Thomas [7].

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: - (10 Laps) 1. 10M-Morgan Turpen [1] ; 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett 4] ; 3. 3a-AJ Maddox [7] ; 4. 22-Shawn Murray [6] ; 5. 24d-Danny Sams III [5] ; 6. 1-Matt Carr [2] ; 7. 33-Joe Larkin [9] ; 8. 83a-Bob Auld [3] ; 9. 28-Jeff Willingham [8].

ButlerBuilt Third Heat: - (10 Laps) 1. 10-Terry Gray [2] ; 2. 24-Danny Martin Jr [9] ; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3] ; 4. 43m-Michael Miller [6] ; 5. 10B-Mitch Brown [7] ; 6. 22G-Johnny Gilbertson [5] ; 7. 34-Darren Orth [4] ; 8. 3G-Garrett Green [1] ; 9. 83-Mark Ruel Jr [8].

USCS Hoosier SPEED DASH: - (6 Laps) 1. 14c-Tyler Clem [4] ; 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett [2] ; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [1] ; 4. 21k-Thomas Kennedy [3] ; 5. 10B-Mitch Brown [6] ; 6. 3a-AJ Maddox [5].

KSE Racing Products B Main - (12 Laps) .1. 24d-Danny Sams III [1] ; 2. 82-Matt Kurtz [2] ; 3. 22G-Johnny Gilbertson [4] ; 4. 83-Mark Ruel Jr [11] ; 5. 1-Matt Carr [5] ; 6. 21b-Brandon McLain [8] ; 7. 34-Darren Orth [7] ; 8. 67-Brian Thomas [12] ; 9. 3G-Garrett Green [13] ; 10. 33-Joe Larkin [3] ; 11. 99-Tanner Witherspoon [6] ; 12. 28-Jeff Willingham [10] ; 13. 83a-Bob Auld [9].

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour A-Main - (33 Laps) 1. 14-Tony Stewart [10] ; Brownsburg, IN 2. 24-Danny Martin Jr. [2] ; Sarasota, FL 3. 10B-Mitch Brown [13] ; Brantford, Ontario, Canada 4. 14c-Tyler Clem [1] ; St. Petersburg, FL 5. 43-Terry Witherspoon [11] ; Jacksonville, FL 6. 43m-Michael Miller [9] ; Ocean Springs, MS 7. 10M-Morgan Turpen [7] ; Cordova, TN 8. 22-Shawn Murray [8] ; Jacksonville, FL 9. 83-Mark Ruel Jr [18] ; Jacksonville, FL 10. 10-Terry Gray [4] ; Bartlett, TN 11. 3a-AJ Maddox [3] ; Tampa, FL 12. 116-Nick Snyder [14] ; Marco Island, FL 13. 24d-Danny Sams III [15] ; Englewood, FL 14. 21k-Thomas Kennedy [6] ; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 15. 34-Darren Orth [21] ; Jacksonville, FL 16. 67-Brian Thomas (22] ; Pendergrass, GA 17. 1-Matt Carr (19] ; Fayetteville, NC 18. 82-Matt Kurtz [16] ; Jacksonville, FL 19. 14m-Jordon Mallett (5] ; Greenbrier, AR 20. 22G-Johnny Gilbertson [17] ; Riverview, FL 21. 6s-Robbie Smith [12] ; Tampa, FL 22. 21b-Brandon McLain [20] ; Indian Trail, NC

DNS Main Event: 3g Garrett Green, Valrico, FL 99 Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 33 Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 83 Bob Auld, Largo, FL 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Tyler Clem Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Thomas Kennedy Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Pole Award: Tyler Clem JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (4th Place) Tyler Clem PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award: (5th Place) Terry Witherspoon K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Mitch Brown Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: A.J. Maddox (started 13th and finished 3rd) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Michael Miller Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Morgan Turpen DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Shawn Murray DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Terry Gray

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Bubba Raceway Park on FRIDAY 03-31-2017

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat - (8 Laps) 1. 67-Brian Thomas[1] ; 2. 82-Matt Kurtz[3] ; 3. 10-Terry Gray[4] ; 4. 10M-Morgan Turpen[6] ; 5. 6s-Robbie Smith[8] ; 6. 21b-Brandon McLain[2] ; 7. 38-Tony Agin[5] ; 8. 22-Shawn Murray[7]

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat - (8 Laps) 1. 14c-Tyler Clem[3] ; 2. 21k-Thomas Kennedy[8] ; 3. 20-Frank Carlsson[1] ; 4. 116-Nick Snyder[6] ; 5. 24d-Danny Sams III[2] ; 6. 3a-AJ Maddox[4] ; 7. 34-Darren Orth[7] ; 8. 111-Brandon Grubaugh[5]

Butlerbuilt Thuird Heat - (8 Laps) 1. 24-Danny Martin Jr[6] ; 2. 22G-Johnny Gilbertson[2] ; 3. 3G-Garrett Green[4] ; 4. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[7] ; 5. 29-Jeff Oliver[1] ; 6. 43-Terry Witherspoon[5] ; 7. 93-Matt Carr[3] ; 8. 33-Joe Larkin[8]

Schoenfeld Headers Fourth Heat - (8 Laps) 1. 14m-Jordon Mallett[2] ; 2. 14-Tony Stewart[4] ; 3. 10B-Mitch Brown[6] ; 4. 43m-Michael Miller[5] ; 5. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[7] ; 6. 28-Jeff Willingham[3] ; 7. 83a-Bob Auld[1]

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps) 1. 10M-Morgan Turpen[2] ; 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett[4] ; 3. 10-Terry Gray[1] ; 4. 24d-Danny Sams III[3] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[5] ; 6. 28-Jeff Willingham[6]

Pro Shocks B-Main #1 - (10 Laps) 1. 3a-AJ Maddox[4] ; 2. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[1] ; 3. 24d-Danny Sams III[3] ; 4. 34-Darren Orth[6] ; 5. 22-Shawn Murray[7] ; 6. 20-Frank Carlsson[2] ; 7. 28-Jeff Willingham[5] ; 8. 33-Joe Larkin[9] ; 9. 111-Brandon Grubaugh[8]

DMI/Bulldog Rears B-Main #2 - (10 Laps) 1. 43m-Michael Miller[1] ; 2. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[2] ; 3. 43-Terry Witherspoon[4] ; 4. 21b-Brandon McLain[5] ; 5. 83a-Bob Auld[7] ; 6. 29-Jeff Oliver[3] ; 7. 38-Tony Agin[6] ; 8. 93-Matt Carr[8]

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 14c-Tyler Clem[2] ; 2. 21k-Thomas Kennedy[3] ; 3. 14m-Jordon Mallett[1] ; 4. 14-Tony Stewart[5] ; 5. 3a-AJ Maddox[15] ; 6. 10B-Mitch Brown[6] ; 7. 82-Matt Kurtz[8] ; 8. 10M-Morgan Turpen[12] ; 9. 10-Terry Gray[10] ; 10. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[17] ; 11. 6s-Robbie Smith[14] ; 12. 43m-Michael Miller[16] ; 13. 116-Nick Snyder[13] ; 14. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[18] ; 15. 21b-Brandon McLain[20] ; 16. 24d-Danny Sams III[19] ; 17. 43-Terry Witherspoon[22] ; 18. 3G-Garrett Green[11] ; 19. 67-Brian Thomas[7] ; 20. 34-Darren Orth[21] ; 21. 28-Jeff Willingham[23] ; 22. 24-Danny Martin Jr[4] ; 23. 22G-Johnny Gilbertson[9].

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Brian Thomas Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Tyler Clem K&N Filters Pole Award: Jordon Mallett JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd Place) Jordon Mllett PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award: (4th Place) Tony Stewart K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Jordon Mallett Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: A.J. Maddox (started 15th and finished 5th) Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Mitch Brown Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Matt Kurtz DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Morgan Turpen DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Tanner Witherpoon.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline USCS Spring Speed Xplosion event at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1st,

 
Atlanta, GA – March 25, 2017 - The Fayetteville, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars make their spring 2017 visit to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1st. The event is entitled the USCS Spring Speed Xplosion. The series’ 130 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 two popular Bubba Raceway Park divisions when the V-8 Thunder Stock and Florida T. Q. Late Models join the weekend’s 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 $3500 in cash prize winnings plus contingency awards including Friday night’s 20-lap preliminary USCS sprint car main event win and by arriving first in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Saturday night’s 30-lap Championship final as well.
 
The event is expected to draw winged sprint car drivers from at least seven states including several of the series 2016 feature winners. Heading the entry list is 2015 and 2016 USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is also the current National points leader.
 
Morgan Turpen was a five-time USCS main event winner in 2016. The 23-year-old Turpen struck first in the series 2017 racing season at Hattiesburg Speedway in Mississippi with a trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane as the victor in the season opener. She bested last season’s USCS Rookie of the Year, teenager Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart from Columbus, Indiana in the runner-up and third positions at the top of a talented 25 car field.
 
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, who is also at the top of the talented entry list, was also a 2016 USCS feature winner and has 90 career USCS feature wins.
 
An impressive list of top drivers from the Southeastern United States are entered including 2016 USCS Florida State Champion Danny Martin, Jr. from Sarasota, Florida. Martin stormed to a win on both nights of that USCS stop at Bubba Raceway Park to sweep the event. Martin also won five times in USCS competition in 2016 while running a limited schedule.
 
Another challenge for all these drivers will be to beat track favorite 15-year-old Tyler Clem from Tampa, Florida who won in three different type race cars at the track in 2016. (Sprint Car, Late Model and Modified). Clem, at age fourteen, finished in the runner-up spot behind Martin in last September’s Florida State Championship Race.
 
Other expected USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour entries for the USCS Spring Speed Xplosion include: The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida and 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, 15-year-old Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida are both entered as well. Danny Sams III is in third place in the National point standings behind Turpen and Terry Gray.
 
A pair of racing brothers, Brandon McLain, who was the 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, and past Carolina Racesaver Sprint Series Champion, Jake McLain both from Indian Trail, North Carolina are entered as well. Former Carolina Racesaver Sprint series Champion Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina are on the list as well. Jake McLain was also a past USCS Southern Thunder Tour Rookie of the Year Two other Carolina drivers, Jimmy Mabe, who came out of retirement late last season and his team-mate Matt Carr, both from Fayetteville, North Carolina are pre-entries. Matt Carr is an accomplished mini sprint racer and will be competing for the USCS Rookie of the Year title.
 
Other past series Rookie of the Year drivers joining the Carolina duo on the entry list will be 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi and 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year and 2016 season finale winner Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas who is fifth in the USCS National point standings.
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Newcomer to the series Garrett Green from Valrico, Florida who is quite accomplished as an eighteen-year-old sprint car driver and has wins on both paved and dirt ovals. Green was the Anderson Speedway (Indiana) Little 500 Rookie of the Year” in the famed 500-lap race held on Memorial Day weekend h year at age thirteen. Green plans to compete regularly with the USCS in 2017 and will strengthen the line-up of USCS regulars on the tour in the title chase.
 
Other veteran sprint car drivers expected to enter include Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia and Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia. A first-time USCS competitor from the State of California is Jeff Oliver who is now a resident of Georgia and will enter both nights.
 
Seven drivers who hail from the state of Florida that are USCS regulars are also entered including Terry and Tanner Witherspoon, Shawn Murray and Darren Orth all from Jacksonville, Florida. Two more Sunshine State veteran USCS regulars entered are Tony Agin from Fort Myers and Bob Auld from Largo are pre-entered as well.
 
The showdown between the Florida based Florida Mini Sprint Action series and 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 USCS entries include Two-time Champion, Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi and 2015 and 2016 series Champion Remeno Loyal from Powder Springs, Georgia. Also entered is young gun Conner Morrell from who was the 2016  www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint series Rookie of the Year. Morrell leads the series point standings after a solid first weekend when he won the season opener at Hattiesburg Speedway on March 3rd.
 
Also, entered in the USCS mini sprint division is 2016 title runner-up David Hall from Tampa, Florida. Hall’s team-mates, Dirk Miller, and Robby Hoffman also from Tampa, Florida and who were all three 2016 feature race winners in the series are entered. FMSA defending Champion, Robbie Smith and the whole contingent of FMSA regulars are expected to be at Bubba Raceway Park to defend their home turf against the invaders from the North.

 
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.
 
Photo/Caption: #10m - USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour defending National Champion and current points leader, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee leads a strong contingent of USCS Outlaw sprint car drivers into the and USCS Spring Speed Xplosion at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st. (USCS photo)
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USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Points as of March 4, 2017
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
1
10m
Morgan Turpen
303
2
10
Terry Gray
294
3
24D
Danny Sams III
291
Tie
26
Marshall Skinner
291
5
14m
Jordon Mallett
278
6
42
Andy McElhannon
272
7
13
Todd Fayard
266
8
4
Danny Smith
264
Tie
9jr
Derek Hagar
264
10
07
Brandon Taylor
262
Tie
14
Tony Stewart
262
12
40
Howard Moore
250
13
17w
Harli White
244
Tie
01
Shane Morgan
244
15
21
Butch David
240
16
93
Jake Knight
236
17
28
Jeff Willingham
232
18
01T
Brandon Olson
230
19
1s
Joey Schmidt
224
20
27
Curt Terrell
222
21
38
Tony Agin
212
22
88
Tim Crawley
142
23
29a
Kyle Amerson
134
24
88
Brandon Blendon
120
Tie
10k
Dewayne White
120
26
1a
Lee Moore
116
27
52
Cody Karl
100
Tie
29s
Rusty Stanford
100
Tie
23
Seth Bergman
100
 

 

 

HAGAR RULES USCS SPRINTS AT MAGNOLIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

COLUMBUS, MS - March 4, 2017 - Derek Hagar of Marion, AR topped a star-studded field of United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters entrants on Saturday night to take the win in the 30-lap winged sprint car A-Main at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Hagar took the lead at the start of the race and was never challenged in a wire-to-wire victory on the “Black Ice” racing surface of the track known as the MAG. It was Hagar’s 44th 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.
Behind Hagar, there were battles for position throughout the 25-car field. When all was “said and done”, 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN finished second and 2015 Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee Danny Smith of Chillicothe, OH took the third spot.

The defending and two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen was fourth after she opened the 2017 and 21st USCS season on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS with a win. A pair of former USCS Champions took the next two spots with Tim Crawley of Benton, AR finishing fifth and Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR taking the sixth spot.

The 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year, 14-year-old Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL, took the seventh spot, and Andy McElhannon of Nesbit, MS was eighth. Rookie of the Year contender, Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA finished ninth after starting eighteenth and running as high as fifth, and former Cajun Sprints Champion Shane Morgan of Biloxi, MS rounded out the Top 10. 2016 ASCS/Southern Outlaw Rookie of the Year, Joey Schmidt of Ellisville, MS, was the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race after starting 24th and finishing 14th.

In preliminary action, three-time NASCAR Champion and former Indy Car Champion Tony Stewart of Columbus, IN was in the house at The Mag and won the Hoosier Speed Dash as well as the third eight-lap Butlerbuilt Heat Race. Tim Crawley won the eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race and Derek Hagar won the eight-lap Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat Race.

After earning the K&N Filters Pole Award, Hagar took the lead at the start of the race, followed by Gray, Crawley, Stewart, and Smith. Crawley and Stewart passed Gray on lap three to move up to second and third respectively. Gray got around Stewart on lap seven to reclaim the third spot behind Hagar and Crawley.

Smith got around Stewart for the fourth position on lap nine, and on lap ten, Turpen knocked Stewart out of the top five on the tenth lap. Stewart began to fade from that point before retiring from the race on lap 21 and was credited with a 23rd-place finish.

On lap 13, Smith and Gray got around Crawley to move up to the second and third spots respectively. At the halfway point, Hagar held a 1.5 second lead over Smith in second with Gray, Crawley and Turpen rounding out the top five. Turpen got by Crawley on lap 18 to move up to the fourth position.

Gray moved up to the second spot on lap 22 by passing Smith, but by then, Hagar had opened a five second lead over the second-place driver. Veteran Terry Gray got up on the wheel in his effort to close in on Hagar over the final eight laps of the race. By lap 28, Gray had closed to within four seconds of Hagar.

Hagar’s lead was gone on lap 28 when the caution flag came out for Tony Again, who spun in turn one. Hagar led Gray, Smith, Turpen, Crawley, Skinner, Taylor, Sams, Morgan and McElhannon down for the green flag to begin the three-lap dash to the checkered flag.

Hagar was up to the challenge with clear race track in front of him, as Gray was unable to get close. Hagar took a 2.169 second margin of victory under the checkered flag. The next event on the 2017 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour is on Saturday night, March 18 at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, TN.

In support Division action on Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway, Preston Seratt was the winner in the 20-lap K&N Filers USCS Outlaw Modified A-Main, and Dusty Young took the victory in the 20-lap www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprint A-Main.
For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 2 AT MAGNOLIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN COLUMBUS, MS ON 3/4/17:

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

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER
1. 1 9jr Derek Hagar, Marion, AR
2. 3 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
3. 4 4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH
4. 8 10m Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN
5. 2 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR
6. 11 26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR
7. 13 24 Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL
8. 12 42 Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, S
9. 17 07 Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA
10. 7 01 Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS
11. 10 14m Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR
12. 15 17 Harli White, Lindsay, OK
13. 9 13 Todd Fayard, Saucier, MS
14. 24 15 Joey Schmidt, Ellisville, S
15. 14 27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN
16. 19 10k Dewayne White, Byhalia, MS
17. 6 40 Howard Moore, Memphis, TN
18. 25 1a Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL
19. 21 93 Jake Knight, Georgetown, MS
20. 20 38 Tony Again, Myers, FL
21. 18 21 Butch David, Geismar, LA
22. 16 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS
23. 5 14 Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN
24. 23 01t Brandon Olson, Gulfport, MS
25. 22 23 Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA -DNS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Tony Stewart
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Tim Crawley
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Derek Hagar
Butlerbuilt Third Heat: Tony Stewart
K&N Filters Pole Award: Derek Hagar
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (2nd Place) Terry Gray
PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award: (3rd Place) Danny Smith
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Danny Smith
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Joey Schmidt (started 24th and finished 14th)
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Marshall Skinner
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Danny Sams III
DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: Andy McElhannon
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Shane Morgan

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 1. Stewart; 2. Turpen; 3. Gray; 4. Skinner; 5. Mallett; 6. Sams III.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 1. Crawley; 2. Morgan; 3. Smith; 4. H. White; 5. Sams III; 6. David; 7. D. White; 8. Olson.
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: 1. Hagar; 2. Moore; 3. Mallett; 4. Skinner; 5. Fayard; 6. Willingham; 7. Knight; 8. Bergman - DNF.

Butlerbuilt Third Heat: 1. Stewart; 2. Gray; 3. McElhannon; 4. Turpen; 5. Taylor; 6. Terrell; 7. Agin; 8. Schmidt.
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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 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS: USCS Sprint 2017 Season Opener at Hattiesburg Speedway; March 3, 2017:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 10 Terry Gray, 10m Morgan Turpen, 28 Jeff Willingham, 9jr.Derek Hagar, 26 Marshall Skinner and Danny Sams III.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 14 Tony Stewart, 14 Jordon Mallett, 01 Shane Morgan, 40 Howard Moore, 88 Brandon Blendon, 38 Tony Agin, 01T Brandon Olson, 27 Curt Terrell and 52 Cody Karl – DNS.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: 17w Harli White, 9jr. Derek Hagar, 29a Kyle Amerson, 13 Todd Fayard, 42 Andy McElhannon, 21 Butch David, 07 Brandon Taylor and 29s Rusty Sandford.

Butlerbuilt Third Heat: 24d Danny Sams III, 4 Danny Smith, 26 Marshall Skinner, 10m Morgan Turpen, 10 Terry Gray, 93 Jake Knight, 1s Joey Schmidt and 28 Jeff Willingham.

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

1. 10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN
2. 24D Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL
3. 14 Tony Stewart, Rushville, IN
4. 26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR
5. 14m Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR
6. 13 Todd Fayard, Saucier, MS

7. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

8. 42 Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS
9. 29a Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL
10. 40 Howard Moore, Memphis, TN
11. 21 Butch David, Geismar, LA
12. 07 Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA
13. 01T Brandon Olson, Biloxi, MS
14. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS
15. 93 Jake Knight, Georgetown, MS
16. 88 Brandon Blendon, Gulfport, MS
17. 4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH
18. 17w Harli White, Lindsay, OK
19. 9jr.Derek Hagar, Marion, AR
20. 01 – Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS
21. 52 Cody Karl, Gulfport, MS
22. 1s Joey Schmidt, Ellisville, MS
23. 38 Tony Agin, Ft. Myers, FL
24. 27 Cur Terrell, Bartlett, TN
25. 29s Rusty Sanford, Seminary, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 10 Terry Gray
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 14 Tony Stewart
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: 17w Harli Whitel
Pro Shocks Third ird Heat: 24d Danny Sams III
K&N Filters Pole Award: 10M Morgan Turpen
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 10M Morgan Turpen (1st place)
PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award 24d Danny Sams III (2nd place)
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 14 Tony Stewart
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: 28 Jeff Willingham
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: 13 Todd Fayard
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: 10 Terry Gray
DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: 42 Andy McElhannon
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: 40 Howard Moore.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st 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. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Supensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

 

 

USCS Sprint Cars headline Magnolia Motor Speedway's 9th annual USCS Frost Buster 150 season opener on Saturday March 4th.

Atlanta, GA - February 27, 2017 - The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in five days to headline the 9th annual "Frost Buster 150”. The event will be just the 2nd round of a 50+ race schedule for the series twenty-first season of competition. The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints join the USCS sprint cars to create a USCS triple-header on Saturday, March 4th during the “Frostbuster”.

The event doubles as the Magnolia Motor Speedway 2017 season-opener and is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring a full night of high speed action at one of the Mid-South's most popular venues. Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of early season speed contests with racing in eight (yes, eight) of the area's most popular racing divisions for just one ticket price. The event typically has fields of 140 to 180 race cars.

The event includes one of only two scheduled 2017 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The racing action features approximately 250 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 150+ laps of Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Saturday night at 6:00 pm with a full racing program in all eight divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series plus the ground pounding Super Late Models, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Nesmith Street Stock, the new Nesmith Late Model Sportsman and Factory Stock divisions.

Sprint car rivers from 7 or 8 states are pre-entered for the initial 2017 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. Those pre-entered include several of the nation’s top ranked drivers like 2015 and 2016 National Champion Morgan Turpen, from Cordova, Tennessee and 2013 National Champion and 2016 USCS Mid- South Thunder regional Champ, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who was the 2016 USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Champion is also entered.

The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series expects to draw a strong field of drivers from several states and drivers will be racing for a top prize for the main event winner of $1200. With bonuses the K&N Filters Modified driver who collects a sweep for the night can collect $1500. Troy Dow from Munford, Tennessee is two-time and the defending series Champion and an early entry in that division.

The third 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 their season opener. Local favorite Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi who was the 2011 and 2012 National Champion in the division and another two-time (2015 and 2016) USCS 600 Sprint Champion, Remeno Loyal top the entry list for the USCS 600 sprints.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572).

For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS 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 kicks off 2017 at Speedway on Friday night (March 3rd)

Atlanta, GA - February 27, 2017 – In four more days, the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters kicks off the 2017 season with Round #1 of its 50 plus race 2017 National schedule of events covering nine states for season twenty-one of competition at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Friday, March 3rd. The USCS winged sprint cars headline the Hub City 125 that also includes the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprints on the racing card. The opening night event is expected to attract a strong field of winged sprint cars at Hattiesburg Speedway on March 3rd as the race will award not only National Championship points, but, regional points in two regions. The race kicks off the point accumulations in the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series and for the new USCS Deep South Thunder Tour regional series as well as awarding National points. The three regions consist of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour that competes primarily in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, West Tennessee and parts of Alabama. The USCS Southern Thunder Tour is the second regional series. The Southern Thunder Tour competes primarily in Eastern Alabama, Georgia, Florida, East Tennessee and North and South Carolina. The bonus race opportunities offer a chance for drivers to make up for a “bad night’ in their own region by visiting another region to compete in select events. The USCS Deep South Thunder Tour regional series is new for 2017. The Deep South Thunder Tour is set to crown its first-ever Champion in 2017. The USCS Deep South regional series has a schedule of eighteen events scheduled primarily in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. Several of the highlights of the 2017 version of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour include the 12th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek to be held from Friday, May 26th thru Saturday June 3rd when the series will race seven times over nine nights. The Mid-South portion of the season concludes with the 9th annual USCS Fall Nationals at historic Riverside Int. Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. In between these two exciting events there will be plenty of action at familiar ovals and a few new ones. Almost every weekend’s action includes two and sometimes three or four events. Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee is the defending/2016 USCS National Champion. The series driver that visited the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane the most times in 2016 with eight wins was 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Hagar was the Champion of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series. Eleven-time USCS National Champion and veteran sprint car racer Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee clinched the 2016 title in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series and finished just two points shy of the National title as well. All three drivers are entered for Friday’s event as well as a host of other potent entries. Many of the USCS events will also feature one or more of the other USCS divisions. Those are the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds, www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints.

For more info on the USCS four series please visit www.uscsracing.com, Uscsracing on Facebook or @Uscsracing on Twitter. If you still need additional info, please feel free to call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars kick off 2017 and 21st season at Hattiesburg Speedway in ten days.
Atlanta, GA - February 21, 2017 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters kicks off its 50 plus race 2017 National schedule of events covering nine states for its 21st season of competition in just 10 days at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as headliners of the Hub City 125 on Friday, March 3rd. Two other USCS series, the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprints will both be on the racing card as well as a “Showdown in Mississippi” event in the Factory Stock/Pure Stock division.
The track’s opening night event is expected to attract a strong field of winged sprint cars to Hattiesburg Speedway on March 3rd as the race will award not only National Championship points, but, regional points in two USCS regional series. The race kicks off the 2017 point accumulations in the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series and for the new USCS Deep South Thunder Tour regional series as well as awarding National points.
The two regional series consist of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour that competes primarily in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, West Tennessee and parts of Alabama and the new for 2017 USCS Deep South Thunder Tour regional series. The Deep South Thunder Tour is set to crown its first-ever Champion in 2017. The USCS Deep South regional series has a schedule of eighteen events scheduled primarily in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Several of the highlights of the 2017 USCS season for both of these regional series include the 12th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek to be held from Friday, May 26th thru Saturday June 3rd when the series will race seven times over nine nights. That 2017 Speedweek mini-series is also set to open again at Hattiesburg Speedway on Friday, May 26th.
The March 3rd USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour season opener will be only the series second visit ever to Hattiesburg Speedway. On their initial event at Hattiesurg Speedway as the USCS Sprint Speedweek 2016 opener, the field of 37sprint cars included a number of the Nation’s best 360 winged sprint car drivers. A similar field is expected for the series and track’s 2017 season opener.
Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee is the defending (2016) USCS National Champion. She won five times in USCS competition in 2016. The series driver that visited the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane the most times in 2016 with eight wins was 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Hagar was the Champion of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series.
Eleven-time USCS National Champion and veteran sprint car racer Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee clinched the 2016 title in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series and finished just two points shy of the National title as well. These three Nationally ranked drivers as well as a strong contingent of competitors from at least 7-8 states are expected for the season opener.
The event will also feature a strong field in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds for a $1200 to win contest plus the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. The Factory Stock/Pure Stock division will also be on the racing card with their own battle royale worth a top prize of $600 to the winner.
Hattiesburg Speedway is located at 4663 US Highway 40, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The speedway’s website is located at www.hattiesburgspeedway.net They also have a presence on Facebook at Hattiesburg Speedway.

For more info on the USCS four series please visit www.uscsracing.com, Uscsracing on Facebook or @Uscsracing on Twitter. If you still need additional info, please feel free to call the USCS Office at 770- 6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off with Hattiesburg and Magnolia double on March 3rd and 4th.

Atlanta, GA - February 4, 2017 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters kicks off its 50 plus race 2017 National schedule of events covering nine states for its 21st season of competition in just four weeks at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as headliners of the Hub City 125 on Friday, March 3rd. On the following night (Saturday, March 4th) the USCS moves North in the Magnolia State to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi to also headline the 9th annual Frostbuster 150 at the famed oval. The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprints will both be on the racing card both nights as well.
The opening night event is expected to attract a strong field of winged sprint cars at Hattiesburg Speedway on March 3rd as the race will award not only National Championship points, but, regional points in two regions. The race kicks off the point accumulations in the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series and for the new USCS Deep South Thunder Tour regional series as well as awarding National points.
On the following night, Saturday, March 4th, at Magnolia Motor Speedway 2017 season Championship points will again be awarded for the USCS Mid-South region, USCS Deep South region and the event is also a bonus race point opportunity for drivers from the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series as well.
The three regions consist of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour that competes primarily in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, West Tennessee and parts of Alabama. The USCS Southern Thunder Tour is the second regional series. The Southern Thunder Tour competes primarily in Eastern Alabama, Georgia, Florida, East Tennessee and North and South Carolina. The bonus race opportunities offer a chance for drivers to make up for a “bad night’ in their own region by visiting another region to compete in select events.
The USCS Deep South Thunder Tour regional series is new for 2017. The Deep South Thunder Tour is set to crown its first-ever Champion in 2017. The USCS Deep South regional series has a schedule of eighteen events scheduled primarily in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Several of the highlights of the 2017 season include the 12th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek to be held from Friday, May 26th thru Saturday June 3rd when the series will race seven times over nine nights. The Mid-South portion of the season concludes with the 9th annual USCS Fall Nationals at historic Riverside Int. Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. In between these two exciting events there will be plenty of action at familiar ovals and a few new ones. Almost every weekend’s action includes two and sometimes three or four events.
Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee is the defending/2016 USCS National Champion. The series driver that visited the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane the most times in 2016 with eight wins was 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Hagar was the Champion of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series. Eleven-time USCS National Champion and veteran sprint car racer Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee clinched the 2016 title in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series and finished just two points shy of the National title as well.
Many of the USCS events will also feature one or more of the other USCS divisions. Those are the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds, www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints and USCS Pro Dirt Late Models.
For more info on the USCS four series please visit www.uscsracing.com, Uscsracing on Facebook or @Uscsracing on Twitter. If you still need additional info, please feel free to call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.
USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Sprint Car Event Schedule As 2.1.17
Month/Day/Date Track / Venue Name Location / Town
1. March Friday 03 Hattiesburg Speedway Hattiesburg, MS
2. Saturday 04 Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS,
3. Saturday 18 Lexington 104 Speedway Lexington, TN
4. Friday 24 TBA possible TBA
5. Saturday 25 TBA possible TBA
6. Friday 31 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL
7. April Saturday 01 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL
8. Friday 07 Carolina Speedway Gastonia, NC
9. Saturday 08 Lancaster Speedway Lancaster, SC
10. Friday 14 Flomaton Speedway Flomaton, AL
11. Saturday 15 Flomaton Speedway Flomaton, AL
12. Saturday 22 Lexington 104 Speedway Lexington, TN
13. Friday 28 I-75 Raceway Sweetwater, TN
14. Saturday 29 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville, TN
15. May Friday 05 TBA possible TBA
16. Saturday 06 Lavonia Speedway Lavonia, GA
17. Friday 19 Needmore Speedway Moultrie, GA
18. Saturday 20 Needmore Speedway Moultrie, GA USCS Mid South Sprint Speed Week 2017 (May 26th thru June 3rd)
19. Friday 26 Hattiesburg, Speedway Hattiesburg, MS
20. Saturday 27 Jackson Motor Speedway Byrum, MS
21. Sunday 28 Greenville Speedway Greenville, MS
22. Monday 29 Clayhill Motorsports Atwood, TN
23. June Thursday 01 Talladega Short Track Eastaboga, AL
24. Friday 02 Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS
25. Saturday 03 Riverside Int. Speedway W. Memphis, AR
USCS Sprint Speedweek Ends June 3rd at Riverside Int. Speedway
26. Friday 09 TBA coming TBA coming
27. Saturday 10 Blue Ridge Motorsports Park Blue Ridge, GA
28. Friday 16 East Alabama Motor Speedway Phenix City, AL
29. Saturday 17 East Alabama Motor Speedway Phenix City, AL
30. July Saturday 01 Riverside Int. Speedway W. Memphis, AR
31. Sunday 02 Lexington 104 Speedway Lexington, TN
32. Monday 03 Crowley’s Ridge Raceway Paragould, AR
33. Friday 07 Columbus Speedway Columbus, MS
34. Saturday 08 Whynot Motorsports Park Meridian, MS
35. Friday 14 Travelers Rest Speedway Travelers Rest, SC
36. Saturday 15 Dixie Speedway Woodstock, GA
37. Friday 21 Carolina Speedway Gastonia, NC
38. Saturday 22 Lancaster Speedway Lancaster, SC
39. Saturday 29 Greenville Speedway Greenville, MS
40. August Friday 04 TBA TBA
41. Saturday 05 Fyetteville Motor Speedway Fayetteville, NC
42. Friday 11 Jackson Motor Speedway Jackson, MS
43. Saturday 12 Jackson Motor Speedway Jackson, MS
44. Friday 18 Boyds Speedway (T) Ringgold, GA
45. Saturday 19 Senoia Raceway Senoia, GA
46. Friday 25 Clayhill Motorsports Atwood, TN
47. Saturday 26 Lexington 104 Speedway Lexington, TN
48. Sept. Friday 01 Lavonia Speedway Lavonia, GA
49. Saturday 02 TBA TBA
50. Monday 04 Tri-County Racetrack Brasstown, NC
51. Friday 15 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL
52. Saturday 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL
53. Friday 22 Carolina Speedway Gastonia, NC
54. Saturday 23 Cherokee Speedway Gaffney, SC
55. October Saturday 07 Talladega Short Track Eastaboga AL
56. Friday 20 Riverside Int. Speedway W. Memphis, AR
57. Saturday 21 Riverside Int. Speedway W. Memphis, AR
58. Nov. Friday 10 Needmore Speedway Norman Park, GA
59. Saturday 11 Needmore Speedway Norman Park, GA
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USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour releases 5 0+ race 2017 National schedule

Atlanta, GA - January 2, 2017 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters has released a 50+ race 2017 schedule of events covering nine states for its 21st season of competition. The series continues to grow and in addition to a National Championship will also contest title runs in three regional series during 2017.

The three regions consist of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour that competes primarily in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, West Tennessee and parts of Alabama. The USCS Southern Thunder Tour is the second regional series. The Southern Thunder Tour competes primarily in Eastern Alabama, Georgia, Florida, East Tennessee and North and South Carolina.

The third and new for 2017 regional series is the USCS Deep South Thunder Tour. The Deep South Thunder Tour is set to crown its first-ever Champion in 2017. The USCS Deep South regional series has a schedule of eighteen events scheduled primarily in Alabama and Mississippi.

There will be several multi-region Challenge events on the 2017 schedules. There will also be bonus race opportunities for drivers to make up for a “bad night’ in their own region by visiting another region to compete in select events.

Several of the highlights of the 2017 season include the annual USCS Sprint Car Speed week to be held from Friday, May 26th thru Saturday June 3rd when the series will race seven times over nine nights. The Mid-South portion of the season concludes with the 9th annual USCS Fall Nationals at historic Riverside Int. Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. In between these two exciting events will be plenty of action at familiar ovals and a few new ones. Almost every weekend’s action includes two and sometimes three or four events.

Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee is the defending/2016 USCS National Champion. The series driver that visited the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane the most times in 2016 with eight wins was 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Hagar was the Champion of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series. Eleven-time USCS National Champion and veteran sprint car racer Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee clinched the 2016 title in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series and finished just two points shy of the National title as well.

Many of the USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) events will also feature one or more of the other USCS divisions. Those are the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds, www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints and USCS Pro Late Models

The United Sprint Car Series kicks off the 2017 racing season with a state of Mississippi double-header at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS on Friday, March 3rd. On the following night, the series travels North in the Magnolia State for its annual “Frostbuster 150” event at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS. The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprints will both be on the racing card both nights as well.

For more info on the USCS four series please visit www.uscsracing.com, Uscsracing on Facebook or @Uscsracing on Twitter. If you still need additional info, please feel free to call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Sprint Car Event Schedule as of January 2, 2017

Month/Day/Date Track / Venue Name Location / Town

March
1. Friday 03 Hattiesburg Speedway, Hattiesburg, MS
2. Saturday 04 Magnolia Motor Speedway, Columbus, MS,
3. Saturday 18 Clayhill Motorsports, Atwood, TN
4. Friday 31 Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, FL
April
5. Saturday 01 Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, FL
6. Friday 07 Carolina Speedway, Gastonia, NC
7. Saturday 08 Lancaster Speedway, Lancaster, SC
8. Friday 14 TBA
9. Saturday 15 TBA
10. Friday 28 I-75 Raceway, Sweetwater, TN
11. Saturday 29 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville, TN
May
12. Friday 05 TBA
13. Saturday 06 Lavonia Speedway, Lavonia, GA
14. Friday 19 Needmore Speedway, Moultrie, GA
15. Saturday 20 Needmore Speedway, Moultrie, GA
USCS Mid-South Sprint Speed Week 2017 (May 26th thru June 3rd)
16. Friday 26 Hattiesburg, Speedway, Hattiesburg, MS
17. Saturday 27 Jackson Motor Speedway, Byram, MS
18. Sunday 28 Greenville Speedway, Greenville, MS
19. Monday 29 Clayhill Motorsports, Atwood, TN
June
20.Thursday 01 Talladega Short Track Eastaboga, AL
21. Friday 02 Magnolia Motor Speedway, Columbus, MS
22. Saturday 03 Riverside Int. Speedway, W. Memphis, AR
23. Friday 09 TBA
24. Saturday 10 Blue Ridge Motorsports Park, Blue Ridge, GA
25. Friday 16 East Alabama Motor Speedway, Phenix City, AL
26. Saturday 17 East Alabama Motor Speedway, Phenix City, AL
July
27. Saturday 01 Riverside Int. Speedway, W. Memphis, AR
28. Sunday 02 TBA
29. Monday 03 Crowley’s Ridge Raceway, Paragould, AR
30. Friday 07 Columbus Speedway, Columbus, MS
31. Saturday 08 Whynot Motorsports Park, Meridian, MS
32. Friday 14 Travelers Rest Speedway, Travelers Rest, SC
33. Saturday 15 Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA
34. Friday 21 Carolina Speedway, Gastonia, NC
35. Saturday 22 Lancaster Speedway, Lancaster, SC
36. Friday 28 TBA
37. Saturday 29 Greenville Speedway, Greenville, MS
August
38. Friday 04 TBA
39. Saturday 05 TBA
40. Friday 11 Jackson Motor Speedway, Byram, MS
41. Saturday 12 Jackson Motor Speedway, Byram, MS
42. Friday 18 Senoia Raceway, Senoia, GA
43. Saturday 19 Senoia Raceway, Senoia, GA
44. Friday 25 Clayhill Motorsports, Atwood, TN
45. Saturday 26 Clayhill Motorsports, Atwood, TN
September
46. Friday 01 Lavonia Speedway. Lavonia, GA
47. Saturday 02 Laurens County Speedway, Laurens, SC
48. Sunday 03 TBA
49. Monday 04 Tri-County Racetrack, Brasstown, NC
50. Saturday 09 Greenville Speedway, Greenville, MS
51. Friday 15 Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, FL
52. Saturday 16 Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, FL
53. Friday 22 Carolina Speedway, Gastonia, NC
54. Saturday 23 Cherokee Speedway, Gaffney, SC
55. Saturday 30 TBA
October
56. Saturday 07 Talladega Short Track, Eastaboga AL
57. Friday 20 Riverside Int. Speedway, W. Memphis, AR
58. Saturday 21 Riverside Int. Speedway, W. Memphis, AR
November
59. Friday 10 Needmore Speedway, Norman Park, GA
60. Saturday 11 Needmore Speedway, Norman Park, GA
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USCS Founder Pete Walton nominated for Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Promoter of the Year”

December 27, 2016 - 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 his peers for the 2016 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Promoter of the Year Award. During 2016 Walton guided the Fayetteville, Georgia-based 360 cubic inch winged sprint car series through its 20th Anniversary season of competition after founding the United Sprint Car Series in 1997. Walton again saw the USCS reach several milestones of its own in 2016.

With 48 events on its USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National schedule in 2016, the traveling series completed 36 of those after 12 rain-outs. The series passed the 600-event benchmark during the 2015 season and the aggressive 2016 schedule saw the USCS post its 643rd event on its resume. The series 1997 and first season saw it complete 11 events.

During 2016 Walton saw USCS again make sprint car racing history when 23-year-old Morgan Turpen of Cordova, Tennessee repeated as the series National Champion. Morgan Turpen ten became the first woman to ever win the series’ National Championship twice and two-times-in-a-row. As a former sprint car racer for sixteen years Walton made many long trips from Atlanta to the Midwest. Walton founded the USCS to bring sprint car racing closer to his home. He competed in the series on a regular basis until 2001. At that time, he hung up his helmet and has since seen series have tremendous grow from 20-22 events per season to near 50 events each year.

Walton has been nominated for the National Sprit Car Hall of Fame “Promoter of the Year” award several times prior years, but was honored for the first time as the recipient of the award after a successful 2015 season.

“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 fore-front 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, 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 always put them up against any 360 teams in the country on the race track – just bring them 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 cubic inch sprint car racing through their promotional efforts.

The USCS is gearing up for another banner season of competition in 2016 (Its 21st season) with a 50+ race schedule, that kicks off at Hattiesburg Speedway on Friday, March 3rd and moves over to Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 4th. For more series information and rules, visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS' Danny Sams III nominated for Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2016 “Rookie of the Year” award

USCS congratulates Danny Sams III on Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2016 “Rookie of the Year” nomination Atlanta, GA - December 26, 2015 - Congratulations go out to United Sprint Car Series 2016 “Rookie of the Year” Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida who has been nominated for the 2016 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 sprint car “Rookie of the Year” award. The 14-year-old newcomer finished in third place in the United Sprint Car Series final 2016 National point standings.

Danny Sams III is the youngest driver to ever receive the USCS Rookie of the Year award and seems to have a great future ahead of him. He had a number of top-five and top-ten finishes. This year’s

USCS top rookie also garnered a fourth-place finish in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series and earned a sixth-place finish in the tough USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series. The young-gun is a former quarter-midget National Champion. He was the 2015 Florida Mini Sprint Action Series Champion as a rookie driver there.

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Rookie 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 driver of winged 360 cubic inch sprint cars for that season that shows the most promise for success in future sprint car competition.

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

 

 

USCS congratulates Terry Gray Racing team on Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2016 “Team of the Year” nomination

Atlanta, GA - December 26, 2015 - Accolades and congratulations go out to 11-time United Sprint Car Series Champion Terry Gray as the car owner of the two-car Terry Gray Racing team for their nomination as one of only two winged 360 sprint car teams in North America to be nominated for the 2016 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 2016 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Championship ride. Gray also finished in the runner-up spot of the final USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National standings driving the second Terry Gray racing team 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 cubic inch sprint car operation for that season.

As a team, Terry Gray Racing had another stellar season. After 36 events their 2016 USCS results showed that his team-mate, 23-year old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee made United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and sprint car racing history again during the 2016 season by becoming the first woman to win the United Sprint Car Series National Championship two times in-a-row (2015/2016). Gray himself finished in the runner-up spot and finished a scant two points behind Turpen in the season-long title chase.

Additionally, Terry Gray captured the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Championship while besting team-mate Morgan Turpen by just fifteen points in that 2016 title chase as well. Gray also finished in the third position in the talent-laden USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series standings behind 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar and past Champion Marshall Skinner both from Marion, Arkansas. Morgan Turpen finished in fourth place in the final USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour standings as well.

The final Terry Gray Racing team USCS statistics show that as a team the duo tallied six USCS main event wins plus forty-four top five and fifty-eight top-ten finishes. The 2016 USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen had her best season with five of those main-event wins plus twenty-four top-five and twenty-eight top-ten finishes. Terry Gray had one win in USCS competition plus twenty top-five and thirty top-ten finishes in USCS competition during the 2016 racing season. Gray and Turpen each additionally had wins in ASCS regional series competition during 2016.

Gray gives much of the credit for 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 2016 USCS results visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www.uscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS announces new USCS Deep South regional sprint car series

Atlanta, GA – December 07, 2016 – After a successful 20th anniversary season the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters advances into the future with the announcement of an expansion in the number of regional series it sanctions. For the 2017 season the USCS has created a new third regional series for its sprint car division. The new regional series will be called the USCS Deep South Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters.

The addition of the USCS Deep South regional series will give sprint car racers in the Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi area an opportunity to compete for a series Championship including a point fund and a host of per race and year-end contingency awards with limited travel. In addition to a top ten points fund, the new series will also recognize a USCS Deep South “Rookie of the Year”. Other special awards will be honored annually, such as Crew Chief of the year, etc. just like the United Sprint Car Series does for its National Championship, and both the Mid-South and Southern Thunder Tour regional series.

Thirteen races are already set for the 2017 USCS Deep South Thunder Tour. Those events are at tracks in Alabama and Mississippi. A final schedule of sixteen to eighteen events will be complete by the end of December.

The United Sprint Car Series thanks the 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, DHR Suspensions, Engler Machine and Tool, Hero Graphics, JE Pistons, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers and Wilwood Engineering.

The 2017 (21st season) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and new USCS Deep South Thunder Tour regional series kicks off at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Friday, March 3rd. The following night the series moves over to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Saturday, March 4th. A full schedule of the 2017 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS Deep South region 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. You may follow USCS on Facebook at Uscsracing and on Twitter @Uscsraing

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST 25 LAP FLIP FLOP FEATURE RACE:

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

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

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

SECOND 25 LAP FLIP FLOP FEATURE RACE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

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

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

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

QUALIFYING:

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

HEAT RACE RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QUALIFYING:

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

HEAT RACE RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

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

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

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

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

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

K&N FILTERS USCS MODIFIED SERIES RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS

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

K&N FILTERS USCS MODIFIED SERIES PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 15 LAPS:

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

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

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

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

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

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

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

 

 

TREY STARKS DOMINATES TO GET CAROLINA SPEEDWAY REVENGE WITH USCS VICTORY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

 

 

USCS RACING WEEKLY RADIO PROGRAM REMINDER**

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 Laps:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

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

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

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

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

GRAY TAKES 90TH USCS CAREER WIN AT LAURENS COUNTY SPEEDWAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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