Robbie Smith races to 2nd career USCS 600 win @ Needmore
Norman Park, GA – Friday, May 14th, 2016 - Young gun Robbie Smith, from Ocala, Florida raced to his career second www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series win at Needmore Speedway in the USCS Sprint Car Speed Spectacular finals. Smith parked his #77 winged mini sprint in the RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane proudly before a standing room only crowd at the 4/10th mile D-shaped clay oval in the farming community of Norman Park, Georgia.
Smith started sixth on the grid and took up the chase after early race leader Robby Hoffman from Tampa, Florida who had bested K&N Filters Pole Position starter Conner Morrell for the lead in turn one of the initial lap. Smith caught Hoffman on lap five and made the winning pass and never looked back in route to the checkers in a caution free 15-lap event.
Hoffman chased Smith to the finish line in the runner-up spot. The previous night’s winner and defending series Champion, Remeno Loyal from Snellville, Georgia followed in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Conner Morrell from Bradenton, Florida who leads the series Rookie f the Year point standings finished in fourth place. A previous 2016 USCS winner, Dirk Miller from Tampa, Florida rounded out the top five drivers.
Another 2016 feature winner, David Hall from Castleberry, Florida led the next group in sixth place. John Kahl from Ocala, Florida finish seventh in his first USCS start. The series 2015 Rookie of the Year, Mike Barton from Castilian Springs, Tennessee was eighth. Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi followed in ninth place and second heat winner, Matt McCullough from Atlanta, Georgia completed the top ten finishers.
Two time series past Champion, Bobby Zaiontz kicked off the evening’s USCS 600 sprint action by winning the Hoosier Speed Dash. Robbie Smith won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. The www.rockauto.com Second Heat was won by Matt McCullough.
The next USCS 600 Sprint Car Series event is at famed Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. On the following night the series moves West to Columbus, Mississippi for action during the USCS Freakin’ Fast Friday at Magnolia Motor Speedway. For rules and updated schedule information about the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.
SAURDAY - MAY 14TH NEEDMORE SPEEDWAY www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series results:
Hoosier Speed Dash - 1. 1-Bobby Zaiontz 2. 14- Matt McCullough 3. 66-Robby Hoffman 4. 68 Dirk Miller; 5. 2x- Remeno Loyal; 6. 98-Bob Trapino.
Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1, Group A - (6 Laps)
1. 77-Robbie Smith 3. 2x-Remeno Loyal 3. 66-Robby Hoffman 4. 21b-Mike Barton 5. 68-Dirk Miller.
6. 1-Bobby Zaiontz (DNS)
www.rockauto.com Heat 2, Group B - (6 Laps)
1. 14-Matt McCullough 2. 67-David Hall 3. 28-Conner Morrell 4. 13 John Kahl 5. 98-Bob Trapino. 6. 7s-Rob Smith, (DNS).
USCS 600 Sprin} Car Series – Mini Sprint A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)
1. 77-Robbie Smith 2. 66-Robby Hoffman 3. 2x-Remeno Loyal 4. 28-Conner Morrell. 5. 68-Dirk Miller 6. 67-David Hall  7. 13 John Kahl  8. 21b-Mike Barton  9. 1-Bobby Zaiontz 10. 14-Matt McCullough 11. 7s-Rob Smith 12. 98-Bob Trapino.
The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 season: 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, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and DHR Suspension..
USCS Media Contact; Wesley Outland – (919) 618-9286
or Pete Walton 770-865-6097
USCS 600 Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #1 - Bobby Zaiontz
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #77 - Robbie Smith
www.rockauto.com Second Heat: #14 - Matt McCullough
K&N Filters Pole Award: #28 – Conner Morell
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #2x - Remeno Loyal
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #28 - Conner Morrell
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #77 - Robbie Smith
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #68 - Dirk Miller
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #67 David Hall
DHR Suspension 8th place – 21b - Mike Barton
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #14 - Matt McCullough
Photo Caption: #77 Robbie Smith captured his carerr-second www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series of the year at Needmore Speedway on Saturday night May 14th. (USCS photo)