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Atlanta, GA - February 27, 2017 – In four more days, the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters kicks off the 2017 season with Round #1 of its 50 plus race 2017 National schedule of events covering nine states for season twenty-one of competition at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Friday, March 3rd. The USCS winged sprint cars headline the Hub City 125 that also includes the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprints on the racing card.
The opening night event is expected to attract a strong field of winged sprint cars at Hattiesburg Speedway on March 3rd as the race will award not only National Championship points, but, regional points in two regions. The race kicks off the point accumulations in the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series and for the new USCS Deep South Thunder Tour regional series as well as awarding National points.
The three regions consist of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour that competes primarily in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, West Tennessee and parts of Alabama. The USCS Southern Thunder Tour is the second regional series. The Southern Thunder Tour competes primarily in Eastern Alabama, Georgia, Florida, East Tennessee and North and South Carolina. The bonus race opportunities offer a chance for drivers to make up for a “bad night’ in their own region by visiting another region to compete in select events.
The USCS Deep South Thunder Tour regional series is new for 2017. The Deep South Thunder Tour is set to crown its first-ever Champion in 2017. The USCS Deep South regional series has a schedule of eighteen events scheduled primarily in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Several of the highlights of the 2017 version of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour include the 12th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek to be held from Friday, May 26th thru Saturday June 3rd when the series will race seven times over nine nights. The Mid-South portion of the season concludes with the 9th annual USCS Fall Nationals at historic Riverside Int. Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. In between these two exciting events there will be plenty of action at familiar ovals and a few new ones. Almost every weekend’s action includes two and sometimes three or four events.
Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee is the defending/2016 USCS National Champion. The series driver that visited the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane the most times in 2016 with eight wins was 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Hagar was the Champion of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series. Eleven-time USCS National Champion and veteran sprint car racer Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee clinched the 2016 title in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series and finished just two points shy of the National title as well. All three drivers are entered for Friday’s event as well as a host of other potent entries.
Many of the USCS events will also feature one or more of the other USCS divisions. Those are the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds, www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints.
For more info on the USCS four series please visit www.uscsracing.com, Uscsracing on Facebook or @Uscsracing on Twitter. If you still need additional info, please feel free to call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.
USCS Sprint Cars headline Magnolia Motor Speedway's 9th annual USCS Frost Buster 150 season opener on Saturday March 4th.
Atlanta, GA - February 27, 2017 - The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in five days to headline the 9th annual "Frost Buster 150”. The event will be just the 2nd round of a 50+ race schedule for the series twenty-first season of competition. The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints join the USCS sprint cars to create a USCS triple-header on Saturday, March 4th during the “Frostbuster”.
The event doubles as the Magnolia Motor Speedway 2017 season-opener and is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring a full night of high speed action at one of the Mid-South's most popular venues. Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of early season speed contests with racing in eight (yes, eight) of the area's most popular racing divisions for just one ticket price. The event typically has fields of 140 to 180 race cars.
The event includes one of only two scheduled 2017 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The racing action features approximately 250 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 150+ laps of Championship main events.
Sprint car rivers from 7 or 8 states are pre-entered for the initial 2017 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. Those pre-entered include several of the nation’s top ranked drivers like 2015 and 2016 National Champion Morgan Turpen, from Cordova, Tennessee and 2013 National Champion and 2016 USCS Mid- South Thunder regional Champ, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who was the 2016 USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Champion is also entered.
The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series expects to draw a strong field of drivers from several states and drivers will be racing for a top prize for the main event winner of $1200. With bonuses the K&N Filters Modified driver who collects a sweep for the night can collect $1500. Troy Dow from Munford, Tennessee is two-time and the defending series Champion and an early entry in that division.
The third USCS racing division on the action-packed racing card is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. Drivers for that division are expected from five states for their season opener. Local favorite Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi who was the 2011 and 2012 National Champion in the division and another two-time (2015 and 2016) USCS 600 Sprint Champion, Remeno Loyal top the entry list for the USCS 600 sprints.