EASTABOGA, AL - October 8, 2016 – Derek Hagar of Marion, AR took his seventh win of the 2016 20thAnniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track.  Hagar battled side-by-side with Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR early in the caution-free 30 lap race, but he took the lead for good on lap six, and drove to the checkered flag unchallenged.

“We almost didn’t have enough gear in the car, as it was bogging down a little bit in the middle of the corners while I was racing Skinner for the lead,” Hagar said.  “But once I got out front, I could search around and find the rubber.  We were good in clean air and put 30 solid laps together to get the win.”


Skinner finished second and the defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN took the third spot.  USCS National point leader and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN was fourth, and fifth-place went to Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS.  Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC finished sixth and Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC took the seventh spot.  Gray now has a scant eight-point lead over his teammate Turpen in theUSCS National point standings.


Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA came home in the eighth spot, and current USC Outlaw Thunder Tour Rookie of the Year points leader Danny Sams Jr. of Englewood, FL was ninth.  Lee Moore of Tuscaloosa, AL rounded out the top ten.  Turpen, Sams and Jake Knight of Georgetown, MS, who was making his first run in a winged outlaw sprint car, shared the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.


In preliminary action, because it was a duel region points event two Hoosier Tire Speed Dashes were contested.  the six-lap USCS Mid-South Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash was won by Derek Hagar, and the six-lapUSCS Southern Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash was won by Terry Gray.  In eight-lap Heat Race action, the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat was won by Skinner, and Hagar won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat.


Hagar also earned the K&N Filters Pole Award, but it was Skinner taking the lead at the start of the 30-lap main event followed by Hagar, Willingham, Turpen and Gray.  Hager stayed right with Skinner in the opening laps and raced the veteran side-by-side for the first three laps of the race.


On lap four, Hagar just edged Skinner at the line to lead that lap, and on lap five, it was Skinner on the outside with the momentum off turn four to lead that tour by a half car-length.  Hagar took the lead for good on lap six, and began to open up a lead on Skinner.  The only thing that could slow Hagar down was lapped traffic, but it wasn’t enough for Skinner to make a challenge for the lead.


The USCS portion of the event was dedicated to Brian Ogle of Sylacauga, AL. Brian Ogle is a high school student who was severely beaten nearly to death in an brutal attack by a gang of thugs after his high school’s homecoming football game on September 30, 2016, Ogle was attacked after posting on social media supporting Law Enforcement. Over $1200 was raised at Talladega Short Track on Saturday night from many small donation supporters to help Brian and his Family with his recovery. He still remained hospitalized at the time of the event after one week.


The in next race for the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters will be during the October 14th and 15th USCS King Of The Hill event at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, TN. The USCSOutlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars compete during the Saturday night Finals portion of the track’s season 2016 final event.


For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour andwww.rockauto.com USCS Sprint Car Series 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.






POS        START  CAR #   DRIVER                              HOMETOWN     
1.            1             9             Derek Hagar                       Marion, AR
2.            2             26           Marshall Skinner                Marion, AR
3.            6             10m       Morgan Turpen                  Cordova, TN
4.            3             10           Terry Gray                          Bartlett, TN
5.            4             28           Jeff Willingham                 Ripley, MS
6.            5             47           Eric Riggins Jr.                   Charlotte, NC
7.            8             23           Lance Moss                        Cherryville, NC
8.            9             67t         Brian Thomas                     Pendergrass, GA
9.            12           24d        Danny Sams III                   Englewood, FL
10.          7             1a           Lee Moore                          Tuscaloosa, AL
11.          10           27           Curt Terrell                         Bartlett, TN
12.          11           21b        Brandon McLain                Indian Trail, NC
13.          16           93           Jake Knight                        Georgetown, MS
14.          14           67           Jake McLain                       Indian Trail, NC
15.          15           33           Joe Larkin                           Suwanee, GA
16.          13           25           Ray Bugg                            Iuka, MS




Midsouth Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash:   Hagar
Southern Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash:  Gray
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat:  Skinner
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat:  Hagar
K&N Filters Pole Award:   Hagar
JE Pistons Top Guns Award:  (3rd Place) Turpen
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award:   Turpen
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award:   Turpen (started 6th and finished 3rd)
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award:   Willingham
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award:   Riggins
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award:   Moss
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award:  Thomas
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award:  Moore




Midsouth Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (6 Laps):  1. Hagar; 2. Skinner; 3. Gray; 4. Turpen; 5. Willingham; 6. Bugg.


Southern Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (6Laps):  1. Gray; 2. Turpen; 3. B. McLain; 4. Willingham; 5. Sams; 6. J. McLain.


Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps):  1. Skinner; 2. Gray; 3. Willingham; 4. Terrell; 5. Thomas; 6. B. McLain; 7. Bugg; 8. J. McLain.


Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps):  1. Hagar; 2. Riggins; 3. Turpen; 4. Moss; 5. Moore; 6. Sams; 7. Knight; 8. Larkin.



The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series 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. 


United Sprint Car Series News Release:  Contact – PETE WALTON – (770) 865-6097