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,
2. 4 22g Johnny Gilbertson
3, 1 14 Tyler Clem St. Petersburg,
4. 3 116 N ick Snyder Marco
5. 6 22m Shawn Murray Jacksonville,
6. 8 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN
7. 9 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN
8. 5 43 Terry Witherspoon
9. 7 59 Johnny Petrozelle Dentah, NC
10. 10 24d Danny Sams III Englewood,
11. 15 38 Tony Agin Fort
12. 14 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail,
13. 12 99 Tanner Witherspoon
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
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash:
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat:
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions
Second Heat: Gilbertson
K&N Filters Pole Award:
JE Pistons Top Guns Award:
(4th- place) Snyder
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place)
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger
Award: Agin (started 15th and finished 11th)
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award:
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award:
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,
6. 8 00 Tony Senquefield Orange
7. 7 67 David Hall Tampa, FL
8. 11 13 John Kahl Orange Springs,
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,
15. 15 14 Scott Barberis Ocala, FL
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.
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 USCSOutlaw
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
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