Andy McElhannon gets career-first USCS win at Columbus.
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Columbus, MS - Friday, July 7, 2017 - Andy McElhannon from Hernando, MS sored his career first United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters main event win at historic Columbus Speedway on Friday night. USCS presented by K&N  Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour Sprint Cars results: at Columbus 0Speedway on 7-07-2017  McElhannon, who was the 2015 Riverisde Int, Speedway traack Champion, held of the charges of 2013 USCS Natinal Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, AR and Defending and  two-time USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, TN for the win. Brad Bowden from Hernando, MS  followed those three drivers in fourth place and current USCS National poits title contender, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, AR rounded out the top five drivers..

Memphis, TN young gun Howard Mooreled the next group in sixth place. Biloxi, MS driver Shane Morgan follwed in seventh place with  11-time series National Champion from Brtlett, TN in eighth place. Past series Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, AR follwed Gray in ni ninth place and Ronny Howard from Nesbit, MS rounded out the top ten drivers for the 30-lap event. 

In the night's preliminary action,  Derek Hagar kicked of the evenings action with a win in the USCS Hoosier Tire Soeed Dash. Tim Crawley won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. McElhannon won the Drown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat and Shane Morgan won  the third and final Schoenfeld Headers heat race. 
 
Tim Crawley was scheduled to start on the K&N Filters Pole Position after winning the first heat, and drawing himself to the K&N Filtes Pole Award inversion drawing., but severe back problems saw him start dead last and pull in. early in Mike Ward's #88.  Hometown rookie driver Curt Schumacher from Columbus, MS passed the most cars in  the main event to garner the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.
 
 
The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2017 and 21st USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, 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, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing.

 
The next USCS sprint car event will be on Saturday, July 8th at Whynot Motorsports Park in Mereidiian, MS. The track website is www.whynotmotorsportspark.com  For  USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour updated info please visit www.uscsracing.com  or call USCS at 770-865-6097.

USCS presented by K&N  Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour Sprint Cars results: at Columbus 0Speedway on July 7, 2017:

 

Hoosier Speed DASH - (6 Laps)

1. 9jr-Derek Hagar[1] ; 2. 88-Tim Crawley[2] ; 3. 14-Jordon  Mallett[4] ; 4. 4-Dale Howard[6] ; 5. 10-Terry Gray[5] ; 6. 39-Brad Bowden[3]

 

Engler Machine & Tool  Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)

1. 88-Tim Crawley[2] ; 2. 39-Brad Bowden[1] ; 3. 10-Terry Gray[3] ; 4. 14-Jordon  Mallett[8] ; 5. 40-Howard Moore[5] ; 6. 26-Marshall Skinner[7] ; 7. 12m-Greg Merritt[6] ; 8. 29w-Wade Woolsey[4]

 

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions  Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)

1. 42-Andy McElhannon[8] ; 2. 93-Jake Knight[1] ; 3. 1a-Lee Moore[2] ; 4. 10k-Dewayne White[3] ; 5. 28-Jeff Willingham[4] ; 6. 99-Don Warren[6] ; 7. 44c-Chase Howard[7] ; 8. 4-Dale Howard[5]

 

Schoenfeld  Heat 3 -  (8 Laps)

1. 01-Shane Morgan[4] ; 2. 9jr-Derek  Hagar[6] ; 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen[7] ; 4. 29-Kyle Amerson[5] ; 5. 44-Ronny Howard[1] ; 6. 38-Tony Agin[3] ; 7. 92-Nick Woolsey[2] ; 8. 83-Curt Schumacher[8]

 

A-Main -  (30 Laps)

1. 42-Andy McElhannon[1] ; 2. 9jr-Derek  Hagar[3] ; 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen[4] ; 4. 39-Brad Bowden[5] ; 5. 14-Jordon  Mallett[10] ; 6. 40-Howard Moore[12] ; 7. 01-Shane Morgan[2] ; 8. 10-Terry Gray[7] ; 9. 26-Marshall Skinner[14] ; 10. 44-Ronny Howard[15] ; 11. 29-Kyle Amerson[9] ; 12. 28-Jeff Willingham[13] ; 13. 38-Tony Agin[17] ; 14. 92-Nick Woolsey[20] ; 15. 10k-Dewayne White[11] ; 16. 83-Curt Schumacher[23] ; 17. 1a-Lee Moore[8] ; 18. 44c-Chase Howard[18] ; 19. 12m-Greg Merritt[19] ; 20. 93-Jake Knight[6] ; 21. 29w-Wade Woolsey[22] ; 22. 88-Tim Crawley[24] ; 23. 4-Dale Howard[21] ; 24. 99-Don Warren[16]​.

 

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Drek Hagar

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Tim Crawley

BMRS Second Heat: Andy McElhannon

Schoenfeld Third Heat: Shane Morgan

K&N Filters Pole Award: 9jr Derek Hagar

JE Pistons Top Guns Award: Jrdon Mallett (5th place)

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Morgan Turpen 

Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Curt Schumacher

PRO Shocks Top Five Award: Andy McElhannon

Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Howard Moore

Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Shane Morgan 

DHR Suspension 8th place Award: Terry Gray

DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Ronny Howard