Hagar races to 5th 2015 win in Palasini Classic at Greenville
Greenville, MS – August 14, 2015 – United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 2013 National champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas dueled with 2012 USCS Champion, Tim Crawley for the first half of the race, then, held off a determined Brad Bowden and raced from his K&N Filters Pole Position into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane 30 laps later in the Ellis Palasini Classic at Greenville Speedway on Friday night. The win was Hagar’s fifth USCS win of the season and thirty-fourth career win in series competition.
Bowden from Hernando, Mississippi raced under the checkers in the runner-up position after an impressive performance on the evening. Zack Pringle from Benton, Arkansas, who started fourth, followed Bowden in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Crawley also from Benton, Arkansas raced past the flag stand in fourth place and three-time 2015 USCS feature winner, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas rounded out the top five drivers.
1998 USCS National Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi led the next group on sixth place Gallagher was followed 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in seventh place. Hernando, Mississippi’s Jerod Roller finished in eighth place followed by 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year and six-time 2014 feature winner, Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee. USCS Mid South regional series point’s leader Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee completed the top ten finishers.
Marshall Skinner kicked off the evening’s sprint car action by winning the USCS Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Tim Crawley then captured the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Klint Angelette from Thibodeaux, Louisiana won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Derek Hagar bested Brad Bowden for the top spot in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat. Jerod Roller charged past the most cars (seven) in the main event to capture the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.
The United Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in the USCS Summer Speed Xplosion that also includes the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds, Late Models, the Mississippi State Street Stock series and Factory Stocks. For directions or info please visit www.jacksonmotorspeedway.net
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RESULTS: USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters during the Ellis Palasini Classic at Greenville Speedway on Friday, August 14, 2015 results
Hoosier Speed Dash: Marshall Skinner, Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Jeff Willingham. and Jim Perricone.
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Tim Crawley, Eddie Gallagher, A.G. Rains, Ronny Howard, Michael Miller Shane Morgan, Jim Perricone and Jeff Willingham.
Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Klint Angelette, Zack Pringle, Nick Snyder, Terry Gray, Kyle Amerson, Mark Gant, Mark Huddleston and Bubba Lofton.
Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Derek Hagar, Brad Bowden, Morgan Turpen, Marshall Skinner, Anthony Nicholson, Jerod Roller and Andy McElhannon.
USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Ellis Palasini Classic at Grenville Speedway on Friday, August 14, 2015 – Main event results after 30-laps:
Pos.….Car#...Driver / Hometown
1. 9ir. Derek Hagar, Marion, AR
2. 39 Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS
3. 8z Zack Pringle, Benton, AR
4. 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR
5. 26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR
6. 1 Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS
7. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
8. 5 Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS
9. 16 Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN
10. 10m Morgan Turpen, Oakland, TN
11. 116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL
12. 3 A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR
13. 3a Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL
14. 01 Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS
15. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS
16. 44c Bubba Lofton, Nesbit, MS
17. 10p Jim Perricone, Albuquerque, NM
18. 33 Mark Huddleston, Mesquite, TX
19. 4 Michael Miller, Biloxi, MS
20. 19 Klint Angelette, Thibodeaux, LA
21. 25 Mark Gant, Savannah, TN
22. 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS
23. 42 Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS (DNS)
USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards:
USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #26 Marshall Skinner
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #88 Tim Crawley
Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #19 Klinr Angekette
Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #9jr Derek Hagar
K&N Filters Pole Award: #9jr Derek Hagar
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 88 Tim Crawley (4th place)
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #5 Jerod Roller
Bell Racing USA Focus Award: #39 Brad Bowden
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #8z Zack Pringle
Brown Nad miller Racing Solutions 4th place: #88 Tim Crawley
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #26 Marshall Skinner
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #1 Eddie Gallagher
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10 Terry Gray
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #10m Morgan Turpen
The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Bell racing USA, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, JE Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.
Photo/Caption: #88 2013 USCS National Champion, raced to his fifth 2015 USCS win during the sprint car portion of the Ellis Palasini Classic at Greenville Speedway on Friday night. (Photo by USCS).
Story by Pete Walton (USCS)
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