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Skinner Charges to Fourth-Place Finish at Greenville Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENVILLE, Miss. (Aug. 1, 2017) - Marshall Skinner scored a top-five result in USCS Series action last Saturday night at Greenville Speedway.

Skinner's evening began with an eventful heat race when he was forced to start at the rear of the field with three laps to go after running second.

"I started third and eventually passed a guy for second," he said. "Then he put an ugly slider on me and actually spun out in front of me after the slide job, taking both of us out. I had to restart at the back in eighth place with three laps to go, but I was able to make it back to third by the finish. But it didn't give me any passing points since I finished where I started, so that put me fourth row outside for the feature."

Skinner spent little time in his eighth starting spot in the feature once the green flag waved over the 20-car field.

"I made some real good passes early and eventually got as high as second," he said. "It was a two-groove deal, where you could run the bottom and the top.

"We had a restart with about seven laps to go and I was running fourth. I passed both Terry (Gray) and Derek (Hagar) on the bottom on the restart and got to second for a few laps when the yellow came out again. I could tell the bottom was starting to go away and losing grip. On the restart, Derek got back by me and I ran third until about two laps to go when Cody Gardner got by me in traffic."

Skinner also won the Hoosier Speed Dash earlier in the night.

"That's a nice little bonus," he said. "It's some extra points and you always appreciate a little extra cash. It's just something extra they do for the guys who raced the series the week before."

Skinner is slated to return to action Aug. 12-13 at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the USCS Series.


July 29 - Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss. - Dash: 1 (2); Heat race: 3 (3); Feature 4 (8).


20 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 16 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 17 top 20s


Aug. 12-13 at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the USCS Series





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"I've been running J&J's for about 12 years now," Skinner said. "Their craftsmanship and quality are the best, bar none. Bonnie and Jack are super good people and are our friends. If we go over there to do some business they want to take us out to dinner and we do the same when they're around here. They're just wonderful people who are great to do business with."

Skinner would also like to thank Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West TN Expediting, DHR Suspension, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Arai Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing and Oval Paints for their continued support.

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Hagar Hangs on for Runner-Up Result at Greenville Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENVILLE, Miss. (Aug. 1, 2017) - Derek Hagar earned his 12th podium finish of the season last Saturday during a USCS Series event at Greenville Speedway.

Hagar opened the night by placing fourth in the dash before he won a heat race from the pole position.

"We struggled a little in the dash, but we got it better for the heat race," he said. "We lined up fifth for the main event and on the start everybody moved up and I drove to third down the front straightaway. Coming off turn two I was in second. I started chasing (Tim) Crawley down. We had a caution around Lap 6 or Lap 7. After that I didn't gain on him and he didn't pull away. We had a couple of good runs at him in traffic, but one time I hit the cushion and packed the right front wheel with mud. It handled terribly after that and I was trying to hang on the last eight to 10 laps."

Hagar maintained the runner-up position to post a second-place result for the sixth time this year.

He is slated to return to action in a midget this Friday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. It will mark his midget debut at the high-banked track, where he has only competed once in a winged sprint car.

"I raced in the Ironman 55 in 2012 I think and we made the show with our 360ci engine," he said.

Hagar qualified 28th quickest before he advanced from 10 th to seventh place in a heat race. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, in which he ended second to transfer into the main event. He ended the night with a 19th-place finish.


July 29 - Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss. - Dash: 4 (3); Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (5).


24 races, 6 wins, 18 top fives, 19 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s


Friday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series




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"Dustin is a real good artist," Hagar said. "He has a real good imagination. If you want the car to look the best, I'd recommend Xtreme Race Graphics."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing, J&J Auto Racing, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.


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