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Turpen gets ninth USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win of the season at Travelers Rest Speedway.
Travelers Rest, SC - July 14, 2017 - Two-time USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee battled to her ninth United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters win of the 2017 season on Friday night at Travelers Rest Speedway in front of a large crowd that bought tickets in the rain and then endured a rain delay to see the series drivers compete. Turpen, who started third, charged under K&N Filters Pole Position starter and 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida as the duo entered turn three on the seventh lap to take the lead and never looked back on her way to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.
Snyder, who won the last time the series visited the track in 2015, went off the track on lap eleven with motor issues and Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas assumed the runner-up spot. Mallett, who was the USCS feature winner on the previous Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park, pulled up on Turpen’s back bumper several times after yellow and red-flag restarts, but, couldn’t create a serious challenge on this occasion and had to settle for the runner-up honors.
Behind the Turpen and Mallett duo, veteran and eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee followed in the K&N Filters Podium awarding third place. Matt Linder who resides in Hoschton, Georgia returned to USCS competition after several years off, followed in fourth place. Tony Agin from Fort Myers, Florida had a season-best run and rounded out the top five finishers.
USCS Rookie of the Year, contender, Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina chased the top-five home in sixth place followed by California transplant. Jeff Oliver, who now calls Pendergrass, Georgia home in seventh place. Dan Jones from Concord, North Carolina finished in eighth place. Brian Thomas, a USCS regular and veteran sprint car racer from Pendergrass, Georgia finished in ninth place. Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia rounded out the top-ten finishers.
Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s action with a win in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Morgan Turpen then won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Dan Jones collected the win in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. Rookie of the Year contender, Scott Hunter from Concord, NC earned the most passing points in the heat race action. As the first heat race-winner, Turpen then drew a six in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing. This placed Nick Snyder on the K&N Filters Pole Position and he received the K&N Filters Pole Award as well. Jeff Oliver from Pendergrass, Georgia advanced ten positions in the main event to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.
Next on the schedule for the USCS drivers is the USCS Joe and Jim McLain Summer Sprint Classic at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC on Friday. July 21st for Round #1 and at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC for Round #2 on this Saturday night, July 22nd. The McLain family has posted a bonus to the winner of $200 each night. This makes the winner’s share a possible $4400 to win on both nights. The is also a bonus posted of $100 each night for the 12th place car and the 21st place car. These (#12 and #21) represent the numbers that the two racing McLain Brothers raced under.
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 annual USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Bell Racing USA, PRO Shocks, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.
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USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars
at Travelers' Rest Speedway on Friday, July 14, 2017 results:
Hoosier Speed DASH - (6 Laps)
1. 10-Terry Gray ; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett ; 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen ; 4. 67t-Brian Thomas ; 5. 28-Jeff Willingham ; 6. 33-Joe Larkin
Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 10m-Morgan Turpen ; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett ; 3. 10-Terry Gray ; 4. 67x-Matt Linder ; 5. 67t-Brian Thomas ; 6. 33-Joe Larkin ; 7. 28-Jeff Willingham ; 8. 58-Nathan Emis
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 8-Dan Jones ; 2. 1x-Scott Hunter ; 3. 38-Tony Agin ; 4. 116-Nick Snyder ; 5. 29-Jeff Oliver ; 6. 67m-Jake McLain ; 7. 5s-Sonny Stroud ; 8. 21b-Brandon McLain ; 9. 07-Brandon Taylor
Sprint FEATURE - (30 Laps)
1. 10m-Morgan Turpen ; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett ; 3. 10-Terry Gray ; 4. 67x-Matt Linder ; 5. 38-Tony Agin ; 6. 1x-Scott Hunter ; 7. 29-Jeff Oliver ; 8. 8-Dan Jones ; 9. 67t-Brian Thomas ; 10. 33-Joe Larkin ; 11. 67m-Jake McLain ; 12. 28-Jeff Willingham ; 13. 21b-Brandon McLain ; 14. 116-Nick Snyder ; 15. 58-Nathan Emis ; 16. 5s-Sonny Stroud ; 17. 07-Brandon Taylor
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