SC - October 1, 2016 – Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA made a statement Saturday
night in the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series
Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters race at Cherokee Speedway by
coming from the 20th and last starting spot to take the
lead on lap 18 of the 30 lap race. He then charged the final 12 laps to park
his Jeff McCall owned #23 in the www.Rockauto.comUSCS Victory Lane after his second straight USCS win. The victory was the 20-year
driver’s career fifth USCS feature win. Starks
was the apparent winner of the Engler Machine and Tool First ten-lap Heat Race,
but he failed to report to the scales for the post-race weigh in, and he was
disqualified. That put him on the tail of the 20-car starting line-up for
the 30-lap main event. That’s a long way to go, and a+++++++++++++ short time to get
team is awesome because they never gave up,” Starks said. “I just tried
to keep moving forward, keep my head down and pass as many cars as I
could. I really love coming down here to race with these guys. I
really love the tracks down here because we just have little quarter-mile bull
rings in Washington state.”
Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee Danny Smith of Chillicothe, OH finished in
second place after a late race battle for that spot with 11-time USCSNational
Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN, took the third spot. The defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of
Cordova, TN was fourth and Troy Betts of Newark, DE finished fifth.
Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL drove home to the sixth spot, and seventh went
to Tony Agin of Naples, FL. Mitch Brown of Brantford, ON Canada was
eighth, with the McLain boys of Indian Trail, NC rounding out the top ten with
of the Year, Brandon McLain taking the ninth spot, and his brother Jake McLain
in tenth place.
preliminary action, Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC won the six-lap USCSHoosier Tire
Speed Dash and the six-lap Mystery Dash was won by the “Ripley Rooster” Jeff
Willingham of Ripley, MS. The winners of the two ten-lap Heat Races were
Tony Agin of Naples, FL in the Brown in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat,
and Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC in the Brown and Miller
Racing Solutions Second
Moss took the lead at the start of the 30-lap main event after winning the
K&N Filters Pole Award. Following Moss to complete lap one were
Riggins, Gray, Smith, and Agin. Starks made a bold statement in the
opening tour of Cherokee Speedway, as he went from 20th to 10th.
Turpen joined the top five on lap four, and Starks moved up to seventh.
just kept moving forward through the field, as he was fifth by lap six, and
fourth by lap 11. Lap 13 saw Starks pass Smith for the third spot.
The only thing that slowed him down was the caution flag that came out on lap
13 when Tim Perry of Mooresville, NC stalled on the race track. Riggins
gave up the second spot on lap 14 when he slowed on the race track with
restart had Moss leading Starks, Smith, Gray, Turpen, Agin, Witherspoon, Betts,
Brandon McLain, and Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA in tow behind him.
When the field went back to green flag action, Starks found his hardest car to
pass of the night in the leader Moss. The caution flag came out on lap 18
when Greg Smyre of Hickory, NC stalled on the front straightaway.
the caution period, Moss suddenly turned down pit road and retired his race car
for the evening. That put Starks in the lead as he looked for his second
straight win in as many nights. Starks had no challengers in the 12
remaining laps and he put the exclamation point on a successful weekend with
the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by
next stop for the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series
Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will be on October 8 at “The
Hornet’s Nest,” Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.
rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series
Outlaw Thunder Tour, or the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini
sprints, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call
the series office at 770-460-7223or 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 #
Turpen Cordova, TN
Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL
Brantford, ON, Canada
21b Brandon McLain
Indian Trail, NC
10 67m Jake
Indian Trail, NC
15 22m Shawn
Danny Sams III
Willingham Ripley, MS
47 Eric Riggins
Jr. Charlotte, NC
4m Jimmy Mabe
USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE
Tire Speed Dash: Moss
Mystery Dash: Willingham
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Agin
Miller Racing Solutions Second
K&N Filters Pole Award: Moss
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (2nd Place) Smith
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Gray
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Starks (started 20th and finished 1st)
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Betts
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Witherspoon
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Agin
DHR Suspension 8th-Place
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: J. McLain
USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES
PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:
Speed Dash – (6 Laps): 1. Moss; 2. Starks; 3. Turpen; 4. Riggins; 5.
Gray; 6. Brown.
Mystery Dash –
(6Laps): 1. Willingham; 2. Murray; 3. Smyre; 4. Agin; 5. Larkin; 6. Mabe.
& Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Agin; 2. Witherspoon; 3. Turpen; 4.
Smith; 5. Thomas; 6. Brown; 7. Murray; 8. Willingham; 9. Sams; 10. Starks DQ.
Brown and Miller
Racing Solutions Heat 2-
(8 Laps): 1. Riggins; 2. Moss; 3. Gray; 4. J. McLain; 5. Betts; 6. B.
McLain; 7. Perry; 8. Larkin; 9. Mabe; 10. Smyre.
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)