NC – October 21, 2016 – Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA showed in Friday night
preliminary action that he is the man to beat in Saturday night’s United Sprint
Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters main event in the One
Dirt.com Short Track World Championship Race at The Dirt Track At Charlotte
Motor Speedway. Starks set
fast time with a lap around the 3/8-mile clay oval in 14.748 seconds, and then
won theEngler Machine & Tool first eight-lap Heat Race. That earned
Starks the pole position for the Pole Scramble Race that will be held on
Saturday night prior to the main event to determine the first 12 starting spots
for the Big Show.
in the Carolinas are very familiar with Starks and how he can be a force to be
reckoned with. On October 1 of the 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw
Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters, Starks failed to report to the
scales for the post-race weigh-in after winning his Heat Race at Cherokee
Speedway in nearby Gaffney, SC.
forced Starks to start 20th and last in the 30-lap main
event. Starks passed them all in just 18 laps and then pulled away
unchallenged for the win. Starks made a bold statement on lap one, as he
went from 20th to 10th. Starks just kept
moving forward through the field, as he was fifth by lap six, and fourth by lap
11, and third on lap 13.
thing that slowed him down was the caution flag that came out on lap 14.
He took the lead four laps after the restart, and in the Cherokee Speedway
Winner’s Circle, Starks said that was a tune-up race for Charlotte. Based
on his Friday night performance at the One Dirt.com Short Track World
Championship Race, it could be a long Saturday night for the competition.
Westbrook of Scotland, ON, Canada was the second quick qualifier, and will
start on the outside of the front row for the Pole Scramble. Lane Loreno
of Charlotte, NC was third quick in Qualifying and starts on the inside of row
two of the Pole Scramble. Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC was fourth quick
on Qualifying and starts fourth in the Pole Scramble.
of the Pole Scramble will see the defending USCS National Champion
Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN on the inside, and Scott Hunter of Concord, NC to
her right on the outside. The USCS National point leader,
11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN is on the
inside of row four and Glenn Styres of Oschwegen, ON, Canada is on the outside.
Gray and Turpen are battling for the USCS National Championship with
just a few points separating them going into the One Dirt.com Short Track World
Championship Race. Row five of the Pole Scramble will see Brandon McLain
of Indian Trail, NC on the inside with Nick Snyder of Marco Island, FL on the
Murray of Jacksonville, FL starts on the inside of the sixth and final row of
the Pole Scramble, and Michael Miller of Ocean Springs, MS will be on the
outside. In other preliminary action, Snyder won the eight-lap Brown
and Miller Racing Solutions second Heat Race, and Murray won the Schoenfeld
Headers third eight-lap Heat Race.
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.
RESULTS OF THE ONE DIRT.COM SHORT TRACK WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN CHARLOTTE, NC ON
Scotland, ON, Canada
Indian Trail, NC
Washington Court House, OH 15.953
Ocean Springs, MS
24 Danny Sams
Fort Erie, ON,
Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Starks; 2. B. McLain; 3. Moss; 4.
Hunter; 5. N. Roberts; 6. Agin; 7. Petrozelle; 8. Larkin DNS.
Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Snyder; 2. Gray; 3.
Westbrook; 4.Miller; 5. Riggins; 6. J. McLain; 7. Ta. Witherspoon; 8. Zanchin.
Headers Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Murray; 2. Lorenz; 3. Turpen; 4. Styres; 5.
K. Roberts; 6. Sams; 7. Te. Witherspoon; 8. Dunham DNS.
NIGHT POLE SCRAMBLE LINE-UP:
– 47x Westbrook
00 Loreno – 23m Moss
10m Turpen – 1x Hunter
10 Gray – 0 Styres
21m McLain – 116 Snyder
– 4m Miller
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.
Sprint Car Series News Release: Contact – PETE WALTON – (770)