Justin Barger race to 1st USCS 2019 win at Deep South on Friday
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Loxley, AL – Friday, May 17, 2019 – Justin Barger from Cornelius, North Carolina raced from his outside front row starting position into the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane in the 25-lap USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car main event during the USCS Fast Friday event at Deep South Speedway on Friday night. It was Barger’s first USCS win of the 2019 season. He won the USCS season finale at Bubba Raceway Park last November. It was also the first-ever stop for the United Sprint Car Series at the Loxley, Alabama speed plant.

Versatile dirt and pavement hot-shoe, Joey Schmidt from Ellisville, Mississippi chased Barger across the finish line after a late race caution put him on the New York transplants back bumper for a final dash to the finish. Mark Ruel, Jr. who started from the K&N Filters Pole Position, followed Schmidt in the K&N Filters Podium award third place. USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional points leader, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina was fourth at the end after starting seventh and the 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida rounded out the top five drivers.

 

Pendergrass, Georgia’s Jeff Oliver led the next group in sixth place followed by 11-time USCS National Champion and current National points leader, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in seventh place. Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi, who was the 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, finished in eighth followed by Tony Agin from Fort Myers, Florida in ninth place. Brandon Blendon from Biloxi, Mississippi completed the top ten finishers.

 

Nick Snyder kicked of the evening’s sprint car action by winning the USCS Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Terry Gray then won the Engler Machine and Tool First qualifying heat race. Tony Agin caped off the qualifying rounds by winning the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. Johnny Bridges advanced the most positions in the man event to garner the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

 

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters moves over to Southern Raceway in Milton, Florida for Saturday night’s weekend finale as headliners of the Armed Forces night at the 1/3 mile Gulf Coast Oval.

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Winged Sprint Cars at Deep South in Loxley, AL on Friday, May 17, 2019 results:

 

 

USCS Hoosier Tire Speed DASH - Hoosier Racing Tire (6 Laps)

1. 116-Nick Snyder[2] ; 2. 83 R-Mark Ruel Jr[1] ; 3. 07-Johnny Bridges[3] ; 4. 10-Terry Gray[4] ; 5. 38-Tony Agin[6] ; 6. 28-Jeff Willingham[5]

 

 

Heat 1 - Engler Machine & Tool (8 Laps)

1. 10-Terry Gray[2] ; 2. 1s-Joey Schmidt[3] ; 3. 116-Nick Snyder[5] ; 4. 28-Jeff Willingham[1] ; 5. 29-Jeff Oliver[7] ; 6. 83-Bob Auld[4] ; 7. 01-Shane Morgan[6]

 

Heat 2 – Brown and Miller Racing Solutions (8 Laps)

1. 38-Tony Agin[1] ; 2. 5-Justin Barger[2] ; 3. 07-Johnny Bridges[3] ; 4. 83 R-Mark Ruel Jr[6] ; 5. 24-Danny Martin Jr[4] ; 6. 88-Brandon Blendon[5]

 

 

FireAde USCS Sprint Car A-Main - (25 Laps) :

1. 5-Justin Barger[2] ; 2. 1s-Joey Schmidt[4] ; 3. 83 R-Mark Ruel Jr[1] ; 4. 07-Johnny Bridges[7] ; 5. 116-Nick Snyder[3] ; 6. 29-Jeff Oliver[8] ; 7. 10-Terry Gray[6] ; 8. 28-Jeff Willingham[9] ; 9. 38-Tony Agin[5] ; 10. 88-Brandon Blendon[11] ; 11. 24-Danny Martin Jr[10] ; 12. 01-Shane Morgan[12]DNS  83 Bob Auld

 

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2019 and 23rd USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. Those include: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, FireAde, Arizona Sport Shirts, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes,  DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Radical Race Gear and Hero Graphics.

 

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 116 Nick Snyder

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 10 Terry Gray

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: 38 Tony Agin

K&N Filters Pole Award: 83R Mark Ruel, Jr.

JE Pistons Top Guns Award (2nd place) 1s Joey Schmidt

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 83R Mark Ruel, Jr.

Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: 07 Johnny Bridges

PRO Shocks Top Five Award: (3rd place) 83R Mark Ruel, Jr.
DHR Suspension 8th place Award: 28 Jeff Willingham

DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award:88 Brandon Blendon

 

USCS Media contact:

Pete Walton 770-865-6097

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Photo/Caption #5 Justin Barger scored his first USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters win of the 2019 season on Friday night at Deep South Speedway. (USCS photo)