USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars and Stock Car Racing Headlines
Tri-County Race Track Labor Day Championship on Monday, September
United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N
Filters winged sprint cars invade historic Tri County Racetrack
in Brasstown, North Carolina (near Murphy, NC) for the "Labor
Day Championship Races" on MONDAY (Labor Day) September
7th @7:00 pm.
The event is expected to draw winged sprint car
drivers from at least six states as far away as Arkansas, Ohio
and Florida. The event awards National, Southern and Mid South
regional series points in each USCS division. Past series Champions
from each of the USCS series are entered as well as the region's
This is the one and only visit scheduled during
the 2015 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged
sprint cars to the speedway. The race will award USCS presented
by K&N Filters National points as well as points in the
USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The Southern
Thunder regional series consists of races in Eastern Alabama,
Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and both Carolinas. The also presents
a bonus race opportunity for drivers who want o travel in to
race from the USCS Mid South Thunder regional series. That region's
drivers normally race in events in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi,
Missouri and West Tennessee.
The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700
horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are
pound for pound the World's most powerful short track race cars.
The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds
over 100 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars
popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of
the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide
rear Hoosier racing tires.
Monday night's USCS Outlaw sprint car action will
feature a full program of racing in the Outlaw type sprint cars
that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. Hot laps will be
followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six
cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat
six-car shootout. The qualifying heat races are next on the
racing card. The evening's grand finale will be the USCS presented
by K&N Filters 30-lap A-main event.
Eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray
from Bartlett, Tennessee, heads the USCS entry list for the
Tri County Racetrack event. Gray currently is tied for the point
lead in the USCS National standings coming into the Labor Day
weekend contest. Gray among the top twenty-five drivers in the
Nation in feature wins over the past 5 years with over 85 feature
wins. Gray has consistently been ranked in the top ten 360 sprint
car drivers in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame annual driver
poll. Over 3000 sprint car drivers are considered for ranking
in the NSCHOF poll.
Additionally entered is Gray's team-mate, Morgan
Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Turpen is tied for the top spot
in the National point standings with Gray coming into the weekend.
She previously led those standings through most of the season.
Turpen is a fan favorite. The twenty-two year-old female sprint
car star was the runner-up for the 2010 National title. Turpen
was named 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year and has finished
no worse than fourth place in the previous four seasons in the
final USCS National point standings. She additionally has won
six times during United Sprint Car Series main events. Her most
recent visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane was on
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Cherokee Speedway in the USCS North
vs. South Challenge.
Also entered are a number of 2014 and 2015 USCS
Main event winners including 20 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from
Charlotte, North Carolina. Riggins has five 2015 USCS wins and
was the 2010 USCS Southern thunder Tour regional series Rookie
of the Year. He additionally placed in fourth place in the final
2014 USCS Southern Thunder standings. He is looking for another
visit to the www.rockuauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Tri County
Racetrack on Monday night.
Also expected is 2008 USCS National Rookie of
the Year and six-time 2014 feature winner Anthony Nicholson
from Millington, Tennessee who won the 2014 USCS Labor Day event
at Tri County Racetrack. Other entered drivers include 2013
USCS National sprint car Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas
who already has six USCS feature wins during the 2015 season
and has six wins this season. Also entered is the 2015 feature
winner and former regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from
Cherryville, North Carolina. The April 12th 2014 USCS Lancaster
Speedway feature winner Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina
is also entered.
Other out of state entries include: 2012 USCS
Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi.
Also entered are several Rookie of the Year contenders including
sixteen year-old Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who
leads the current USCS Rookie of the Year point standings. Snyder
ranks third in the National point standings and had a win at
Travelers Rest Speedway on May 8th to his credit. Kyle Amerson
from Matthews, Alabama is another top rookie contender.
Also entered are brothers 2008 USCS Southern Thunder
Rookie of the Year, Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina
and 2014 Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain also from Indian
Trail. A contingent of three Georgia drivers including Jay Dunham
from Augusta, Joe Larkin from Suwannee and Brian Thomas from
Pendergrass are entered are is Bob Auld from Largo, Florida
and Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida.. Brad Wickham
from Rutherfordton, North Carolina is also entered.
In addition to the USCS winged sprint cars, the
action-packed Tri County Racetrack racing card features a Faster
Pastor Race that includes pastors from several local churches...plus
late model and stock car divisions with a full racing program
Ticket prices are as follows: Adult Grandstand $18, youth 11-16
years $10 and children 10 and under FREE. For information www.tricountyracetrack.com
or call the track race-day hotline at 828-837-3815 or track
promoter Ray Cook at 828-360-5353. For rules, schedules and
other information on either USCS sprint cars please visit www.uscsracing.com
or call 770-865-6097.