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.
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.
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
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.
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:
and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat:
K&N Filters Pole Award: Hagar
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award:
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (4th
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:
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award:
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award:
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award:
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.
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat
2- (8 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Skinner; 3.
Hanks; 4. Bugg; 5. Merritt; 6. R. Howard.
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
Sprint Car Series News Release contact – PETE WALTON – (770) 865-6097