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2007 USCS O'Reilly News

Terry Gray gets seventh 2007 O’Reilly USCS win at Clayhill Motorsports


August 18, 2007

Atwood, Tennessee – Defending O’Reilly United Sprint Car Series Champion and current points leader, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee drove his own Rislone #10 /Wesmar Powered/J and J Auto racing sprint to victory in the 30-lap O’Reilly USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main event at Clayhill Motorsports on Saturday night. Gray inherited the lead from the previous night’s winner, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas on lap fifteen. Crawley dropped out of the event with a suspension failure.

After winning the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat race Tim Crawley drew a six inversion in the K&N Filters Pole Draw placing him on the outside of the third row in the feature race line-up grid.. Inside of Crawley in row three was the Butlerbuilt Second Heat winner Marshall Skinner from West Memphis, Arkansas. Just in front of them in the second row were eighteen year-old O’Reilly USCS Rookie of the Year point leader Don Young from Bartlett, Tennessee on the outside and Forrest City, Arkansas’ Bryce Vowan inside. On the pole was Wade Oliver from Southaven, Mississippi with six-time 2007 feature winner, Terry Gray on the outside of the front row.

When the race started, the two front-row starters nearly collided on the front stretch and third-place starting Bryce Vowan took advantage of their error by racing by them into he lead. On lap-two Terry Gray raced underneath Wade Oliver exiting turn two and chased Vowan down to take the lead from him exiting turn four. Also on lap-two sixth-place starting Tim Crawley moved into the third position. On lap-four Crawley passed Vowan for the runner-up position.

On lap eight Crawley charged past Gray exiting turn four to take the lead. The field continued to shuffle and on lap ten, ninth-place starting 2006 O’Reilly USCS Rookie of the Year, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas maneuvered past Vowan into the third position. On lap ten, Don Young spun in turn four bringing out the races first caution flag. The top five in the race order at this point was Tim Crawley leading followed by Terry Gray in second place, Derek Hagar was in third, Bryce Vowan in fourth and Marshall Skinner in the fifth.

The caution flag was displayed again on lap fifteen when Crawley’s charge to victory lane came to a halt when a suspension component failed after packing his wheel full of dirt from the heavy cushion around the top of the track. Several others had encountered the same problem. After a gallant charge to the front, Hagar exited the speedway while the field was under caution with mechanical problems as well while the field was under caution to remove Crawley who was parked in turn three.

Gray assumed the point after Crawley’s untimely exit and commenced his charge to victory lane for the seventh time this season. Vowan moved in behind him and finished in the second position. Marshall Skinner

Who had started fifth finished in the third position followed across the finish line by Raymond Stull who had charged from an eleventh place start into fourth place. Jerrod Hull from Sikeston, Missouri started seventh and rounded out the top five.

Wade Oliver headed the next group in sixth place followed by Greg Merritt from Nesbit, Mississippi in seventh. Army combat soldier Clint Weiss from Fort Benning, Georgia who is stationed in Bagdahd, Iraq

finished in the eighth position followed by Cody Gardner from Benton Arkansas in ninth and Brian Bell rounded out the top ten.

Raymond Stull captured the evening’s Lucas Oil Power Dash. Tim Crawley won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race. Marshall Skinner won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat Race. Raymond Stull also garnered the events Huggins Cams Hard Charger award for his charge from 11th place into fourth place. Don Young was recognized as the Robison Racing Products Rookie of the Race. Cody Gardner was recognized as the Hoosier Tire Young Gun of the Race, which is awarded to the top-finishing driver under twenty-five years old. Wade Oliver snagged the K&N Filters Pole Award. The JE Pistons Top Gun Award went to the third place driver Bryce Vowan.

The next O’Reilly USCS National points event and O’Reilly USCS Aphalt Thunder points event is at LanierNational Speedway in Braselton, Georgia on Saturday night, September 1st. The tour then visits Camden Speedway in Camden, Tennessee on Sunday night September 2 nd

OFFICIAL RESULTS 8/18/07– O’Reilly USCS OUTLAW THUNDER AT CLAYHILL MOTORSPORTS

POS

START

CAR #

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1.

2

10

Terry Gray

Bartlett, TN

2.

3

2m

Bryce Vowan

Forrest City, AR

3.

5

26

Marshall Skinner

W. Memphis, AR

4.

11

11

Raymond Stull

Coldwater, MS

5.

7

12

Jerrod Hull

Sikeston, MO

6.

1

58

Wade Oliver

Southaven, MS

7.

10

12m

Greg Merritt

Nesbit, MS

8.

12

Ox

Clint Weiss

Columbus, GA

9.

13

1G

Cody Gardner

Benton, AR

10.

14

23

Brian Bell

Memphis, TN

11.

9

9jr

Derek Hagar

Marion, AR

12.

6

88

Tim Crawley

Benton, AR

13.

8

16

Dewayne Prince

Atoka, TN

14.

4

75

Don Young

Bartlett, TN

LUCAS OIL POWER DASH WINNER: Raymond Stull

K & N FILTERS POLE AWARD: Wade Oliver
HUGGINS CAMS HARD CHARGER: Raymond Stull - 11th to 4 th (7 cars)

HOOSIER TIRE YOUNG GUN OF THE RACE: Cody Gardner

ROBISON RACING PRODUCTS ROOKIE OF THE RACE:

JE PISTONS TOP GUNS AWARD: Marshall Skinner (3rd place)
K&N FILTERS 3RD-PLACE AWARD: Marshall Skinner

BUTLERBUILT 4TH-PLACE AWARD: Raymond Stull
OUTLAW DISC BRAKES TOP FIVE AWARD: Jerrod Hull

SIMPSON SAFETY PRODUCTS 6TH-PLACE AWARD: Wade Oliver

FSR RACING PRODUCTS-7 TH-PLACE AWARD: Greg Merritt
FSR TOP 10 AWARD: Derek Hagar

ENTRIES: 14
PROVISIONAL: None

LEAD CHANGES: One
LAP LEADERS: Tim Crawley Laps 1- 14 Terry Gray laps 15-30
CAUTIONS: Two

LUCAS OIL POWER DASH - 6 Laps: 1.Raymond Stull 2..Marshall Skinner 3. Terry Gray

4. Tim Crawley 5. Brian Bell.

HEAT RACES:

ENGLER MACHINE AND TOOL 1ST HEAT: 1. Tim Crawley; 2. Don Young; 3. Terry Gray; 4.;Jerrod Hull 5. Derek Hagar; 6. Raymond Stull; 7. Cody Gardner.

BUTLERBUILT 2ND HEAT:

1 Marshall Skinner; 2. Bryce Vowan; 3. Wade Oliver; 4. Cody Gardner; 5. Greg Merritt; 6. Clint Weiss; 7. Brian Bell.

JE PISTONS 3RD HEAT

1. Brad Bowden; 2. Ronnie Howard.; 3.; 4; R.J. Johnson; 5. Lee Sowell; 6. Raymond Stull; 7. Anthony Nicholson. 8. Jay Adams (DNS)

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