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Skinner Contends for Trip to Victory Lane During USCS Fall Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Oct. 24, 2017) - A late-race flat tire and suspension damage forced Marshall Skinner out of the second USCS Fall Nationals A Main while he was leading on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway.

Skinner took the green from the second starting spot in the second of two, 25-lap features with the second feature lined up as an inversion of the finish from the first A Main. He quickly took the lead and led by over a straightaway when misfortune struck on Lap 5.

"I was trying to lap a car that had been running the same line as me at the top of the track," he said. "When I went to the bottom to pass him, he went to the bottom, too, and I flat ran over him. My car bicycled and he spun out and caused a caution."

Skinner, who kept going, noticed that all was not well with his car when the race resumed.

"When we got going again my car was vibrating really bad," he said. "I found out later that the right front shock mount had broken and it eventually broke the stop."

Skinner maintained the lead until Lap 19 when more issues arose.

"I went into turn one and the torsion bar came out against the tire and it wouldn't turn left," he said. "I brushed the wall and flattened the tire. I led for another lap with a flat right front and no steering before I finally had to stop.

"It is what it is. I'd rather be lucky than good any day of the week. But I just can't buy any luck right now."

The DNF capped the weekend, which began on Friday at Riverside International Speedway. He charged from ninth to fourth place in his heat race and finished second in the feature after starting fourth.

"The track on Friday was really heavy and hammer down," he said. "I think I was able to move forward a bit because I was able to free my car up. Most everybody else was too tight. I was able to get by some of them when their cars were pushing up the track."

Saturday night saw track conditions that were completely different from Friday.

"Saturday's track was the exact opposite from Friday," he said. "I actually killed a left rear tire in hot laps because the track was so dry."

Skinner was able to advance one position from his fifth-place starting spot in his heat race, placing him on the front row of the B Main. He transferred through the consolation race with a runner-up result to start 16th in the evening's first A Main, which he finished 15 th.

"It was hard to do any passing in that first feature because everyone was following each other around the bottom," he said. "They moved the tractor tires further out onto the track and took away that groove for the second feature. Unfortunately, it didn't end up working out for us."

Skinner will close out his 2017 racing season this Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., with the USCS Series.


Oct. 20 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (9); Feature: 2 (4).

Oct. 21 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 2 (2); Feature #1: 15 (16); Feature #2: DNF (2).


36 races, 2 wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s


Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., with the USCS Series





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"I helped Derek out a lot when he was coming up and now he helps me out tremendously," Skinner said. "He and his stepdad just helped me out last week rebuilding my car after it got tore up at Little Rock. He's like my little brother. He went on the road with me for a year before he started racing. He didn't know much about racing then, but now he has a successful racing business. We consider his family as our family."

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Hagar Wins USCS Fall Nationals Opener Before Charging From 22 nd to Fourth in Finale

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Oct. 24, 2017) - Derek Hagar earned his ninth win of the season before charging from 22nd to fourth on Saturday during twin features for the USCS Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway.

The night began with Hagar winning a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the first of two, 25-lap A Mains.

"We got up to second about 10 laps into it and chased Howard Moore down," he said. "We threw a couple of sliders on him. The caution came out once right after I passed him. We went back to second on the restart and had to work to get by him. Then the third-place car got both of us. It made it really interesting because the track was around the bottom in turns one and two and you could run anywhere in turns three and four. Once I got by Howard me and Cody Gardner got to racing pretty hard. We hit traffic and on the white flag lap I followed on his right rear through turn one and down the backstretch. I went around the top wide open in turns three and four and beat him by about a bumper at the flag stand to pick up the win. It was an adrenaline rush for sure."

The victory was Hagar's first of the season at Riverside International Speedway and it lined him up 22nd for the second main event, which was inverted.

"We had something to build our momentum off," he said. "We had the car working nice in the first one so I really didn't do much for the second main event. We had to make moves early because you've only got 25 laps. It's nearly impossible to pass 21 cars in 25 laps. We had to make some aggressive moves. We got up to sixth or seventh before Marshall (Skinner) had an issue while leading. We were fifth on the restart and I slid the third and fourth drivers. Me and Brad Bowden got to sliding each other and the top two guys got away. I'd really like to have had another caution because I think we had a great opportunity to pull off another win."

Hagar's rally from last to fourth place marked his 28th top five of the season.

The weekend began the previous night at Riverside International Speedway, where Hagar placed fourth in a heat race before ending 14th in the main event.

"The track stayed heavy all night around the bottom," he said. "As it went on we got tighter and tighter. We threw a lot at it. I was going to try to drive up top in the fluff and make it work, but the guys running the bottom threw too much stuff up there. I just rode around and tried to finish the race."

Hagar is atop the USCS Mid-South championship standings entering the season finale this Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.


Oct. 20 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 14 (12).

Oct. 21 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature #1: 1 (3); Feature #2: 4 (22).


44 races, 9 wins, 28 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 38 top 20s


Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., with the USCS Series




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