awesome to be able to come back here and get a win like this,” Starks
said. “Last year, we ran second, and we blew an engine with four laps to
go in April. This one is also special because my Grandpa is with us, and
tonight is his 72ndbirthday,
so this is his present from me tonight.”
Moss of Cherryville, NC finished second and third went to National Sprint Car
Hall of Fame Inductee Danny Smith of Chillicothe, OH who won the April USCS event at the track. The
defending USCS National Champion and current point
leader Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN took the fourth spot and Eric Riggins Jr.
of Charlotte, NC was fifth and the last car on the lead lap.
Filters Pole Award Winner Mitch Brown of Brantford, ON Canada finished sixth
and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of
Bartlett, TN started 15th and finished seventh to earn the
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Brandon McLain of Indian Trail,
NC took the eighth spot and Terry Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL came home in
ninth. Tim Perry of Mooresville, NC rounded out the top ten.
preliminary action, Tony Agin of Naples, FL won both the six-lap Hoosier Tire
Speed Dash and the six-lap Mystery Dash. The winners of the three
eight-lap Heat Races were Brown in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat,
Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA in the Brown and Miller
Racing Solutions Second
Heat and Moss in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.
shot into the lead at the drop of the green flag to start the 30-lap main event
with a bold move from his sixth starting spot. He set a pace so fast; he
was lapping the cars on the tail of the lead lap by the fourth tour.
One of those early lapped cars, Brad Wickham of Rutherfordton, NC caught a rut
and flipped in turn one on lap five and collected fourth-place Johnny Bridges
of Cherryville, NC. That brought out the red flag. Both drivers
were O.K., but their race cars were done for the evening. Starks led
Moss, Brown, Smith, Thomas, Riggins, McLain, Turpen, Perry and Gray back to the
picked it up where he left off and pulled away from Moss. By the halfway
point, Moss had lost contact with Starks, who plowed his way around and through
lapped traffic. Smith passed Brown for the third spot on lap 18, and
Turpen got by Brown for fourth on lap 20. Riggins got by Brown on lap 22
to move into the top five.
only thing that could slow Starks down was the second and final caution flag of
the race on lap 23 when Shawn Murray of Jacksonville, FL stalled on the
backstretch. Now, with only five cars on the lead lap, it was Starks,
Moss, Smith, Turpen, and Riggins, who was almost lapped before the yellow flag
came out, left to settle the deal in the seven lap dash to the finish.
green light blinked on, and Starks said, “See Ya!” Starks breezed home
for his second USCS win of the season to go with his first
win in April at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC. The 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by
K&N Filters will be in action on Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway in
In www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprint action on Friday night
at Carolina Speedway, Jim Young of Johnstown, PA scored a wire-to-wire win in
the 20-lap main event. Matt Carr of Fayetteville, NC finished second and
third went to current Rookie of the ear points leader Connor Morrell of
Bradenton, FL. Tampa, FL drivers David Hall and Dirk Miller finished
fourth and fifth respectively.
McCullough of Atlanta, GA took the sixth spot and defending series Champion,
Remeno Loyal of Snellville, GA was seventh. Tim Nye of Charlotte, NC
finished eighth, and John Kahl of Ocala, FL came home in the ninth spot.
Eddie Moss of Jacksonville, FL rounded out the top ten. In preliminary
action, the five-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash was won by Loyal and the eight-lap
RockAuto.com Heat Race was won by Hall.
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.
USCS OUTLAW THUNDER TOUR
PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS RESULTS:
RACE – 30 LAPS:
START CAR #
10 10m Morgan
Turpen Cordova, TN
47 Eric Riggins
Jr. Charlotte, NC
10b Mitch Brown
Brantford, ON, Canada
McLain Indian Trail, NC
Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL
16 67m Jake
Indian Trail, NC
67t Brian Thomas
17 22m Shawn
Willingham Ripley, MS
Danny Sams III
Largo, FL DNS
25 Ray Bugg
Iuka, MS DNS
USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE
Tire Speed Dash: TonyAgin
Mystery Dash: Tony Agin
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Mitch Brown
Miller Racing Solutions Second
Heat: Brian Thomas
Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Lance Moss
Filters Pole Award: Mitch Brown
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (1st Place) Trey Starks
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Danny Smith
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Terry Gray (started 15th and finished 7th)
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Eric Riggins
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Mitch Brown
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Terry Gray
DHR Suspension 8th-Place
Award: Brandon McLain
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Tim Perry
USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES
PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:
Speed Dash – (6 Laps): 1. Agin; 2. Gray; 3. Turpen; 4. J. McLain; 5.
Murray; 6. Sams.
Mystery Dash –
(6Laps): 1. Agin; 2. Murray; 3. Larkin; 4. Jake McLain; 5. Witherspoon;
6. Auld DNS.
& Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Brown; 2. Perry; 3. Bridges; 4. Smyre; 5.
Betts; 6. Gray; 7. Agin; 8. Willingham.
Brown and Miller
Racing Solutions Heat 2-
(8 Laps): 1. Thomas; 2. Brandon McLain; 3. Riggins; 4. Smith; 5. Murray;
6. Larkin; 7. Auld DNS; 8. Bugg DNS.
Headers Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Moss; 2.
Starks; 3. Witherspoon; 4. Turpen; 5. Wickham; 6. J. McLain; 7. Mabe; 8. Sams.
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.
Sprint Car Series News Release: Contact – PETE WALTON – (770)