MS – March 3, 2017 – Young gun Hunter Wilbanks of Lakeland, TN opened his 2017
United Speed Contest Sanction season with a career-first win in the K&N
Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway. Wilbanks
took the lead on lap seven from Robert Casada of Hattiesburg, MS, then led the
rest of the way in the 25-lap main event for his first ever USCS and open wheel
modified victory to park his #10w in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.
Daspit of Kiln, MS finished in second and Casada ended up third. Rodney Wing of Meridian, MS started on the
tail of the field twice and raced to a fourth-place finish. Fifth went to Nicholas Seiller of Pass
Christian, MS and Tommy Beasley of Hattiesburg finished sixth. Craig Vaughn from Ollive Branch, MS drove to
a seventh-place finish, and McGee, Mississippi’s Bryan Powell was eighth. Bill Taylor from Shubuta, MS took the ninth
spot, and Chad Shivers of Prentiss, MS finished tenth.
made it a clean-sweep of the USCS Outlaw Modified Series season opener with his
main event win after also picking up the win in the first six-lap Heat
Race. Robert Casada was the winner in
the second six-lap heat race.
took the lead from the K&N Filters Pole Position at the start of the race
followed by Wilbanks, Daspit, Vaughn, and Taylor. Wing was in a hurry, as he charged from the
11th starting spot to fifth on lap three. Wing passed Vaughn for the fourth spot on lap
four. Wilbanks took the lead on lap
seven when he passed Casada for the point.
charge to the front of the pack suffered a setback on lap 11 when he spun in
turn four to bring out the first caution flag of the race. Wilbanks led Casada,
Daspit, Vaughn, Taylor, Seiler, Beasley, Powell and Wing down for the
restart. Daspit got by Casada on the
restart to take over the second spot.
and Powell tangled on lap 19 in turn two and lit the yellow caution bulb up for
the second time in the race. Wilbanks
had Daspit, Casada, Sellier, Beasley, Powell, Wing, Vaughn and Powell behind him
for the six-lap dash to the finish. Wing
went from seventh to fifth on the restart, and passed Seiler for fourth on lap
stayed out front in the K&N Filters USCS Modified Series feature run to the
checkered flag to take the win in the 2017 USCS Modified season opener. The K&N Filters USCS Modified Series will
now head to the Black Ice of Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS for Round
2 of the 2017 racing season.
Wing collected the Comp Cams Hard Charger Award after starting in last place
and finishing fourth in the final running order.
For rules and updated schedule information about
Filters USCS Modified Series, please
visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the Facebook page at USCS Racing.
RESULTS OF ROUND 1 FOR THE K&N FILTERS USCS OUTLAW MODIFED SERIES AT
HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY IN HATTIESBURG, MS ON 3/3/17:
RACE – 25 LAPS:
Hunter Wilbanks, Lakeland, TN
2. 34 Noah Daspit, Kiln, MS
3. K9 Robert Casada, Hattiesburg, MS
4. 10 Rodney Wing, Meridian, MS
5. 11m Nicholas Sellier, Pass Christian, MS
6. 143 Tommy Beasley, Hattiesburg, MS
7. 22 Craig Vaughn, Nesbit, MS
8. 9 Bryan Powell, McGee, MS
9. 7 Bill Taylor, Shubuta, MS
10. 3 Chad Shivers, Prentiss, MS
11. 34s Ben Stephens, Hattiesburg, MS
HEAT – 6 LAPS: 1. Wilbanks; 2. Vaughn;
3. Taylor; 4. Stephens; 5. Seiler; 6. Wing.
HEAT – 6 LAPS: 1. Casada; 2. Daspit; 3. Shivers; 4. Powell;
Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series Race Awards:
Filters Pole Award: K9 Robert Casada
Shocks Champions Choice Award: 34 Noah Daspit (2nd Place)
Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: K9 Robert Casada
Cam Hardcharger Award: 10 Rodney Wing
Disc Brakes First Heat Award: 10w Hunter Wilbanks
and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat Award: K9 Robert Casada
Racing Products Top Five Award: 11m Nicholas Sellier
Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: 22 Craig Vaughn
Suspension 8th place Award: Bryan Powell
Rear End Top Ten Award: 3 Chad Shivers
The K&N Filter USCS Outlaw Modified Series
would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement
and participation in the 2017 and 12th annual USCS Outlaw Modified
Series Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc
Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends.
PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell
Helmets, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero
Speed Contest Sanction News Release:
Contact – PETE WALTON – (770) 865-6097