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:
Knight – Gulfport, MS
#B52 Bill Mason – Richland, MS
#42 Andy McElhannon – Hernando, MS
#52 Cody Karl – Gulfport, MS
USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Hagar
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat:
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat:
Rock Auto.com Third Heat: Bergman
Schoenfeld Headers Fourth
DHR Suspensions B-Main: Miller
K&N Filters Pole Award: Schmidt
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award:
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Howard
Kaiser Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award:
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award:
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award:
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award:
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Hagar
USCS SPRINT CAR
SERIES PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:
Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Gray; 3. Skinner; 4. Turpen; 5. Willingham;
6. Bugg DNS.
& 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.
3 - (8 Laps): 1. Bergman; 2. Mallett; 3.
Turpen; 4. Morgan; 5. Thrash; 6. McElhannon.
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.
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
Photo/Caption: 23B Brian Bell won his 2nd
USCS A-Main event of the 2016 season at
Jackson Motor Speedway on Saturday night during the ASCS vs. USCS Not So Civil
War (Summer Shootout) USCS photo.