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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour and United Racing Club (URC) winged sprint cars headline the USCS vs. URC North vs. South SHOOTOUT double-header on April 6 at Carolina Speedway and April 7 at Lancaster Motor Speedway
Atlanta, GA - April 3, 2018 - After a successful seven event run to open the season in Florida, Mississippi and Alabama the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters 22nd annual Outlaw Thunder Tour 2018 season rocks on this coming weekend with the annual “Thunder in the Carolina” double-header at two speedways in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area less than one hour apart. This time around the series has renewed a rivalry with the Delaware-based Capital Renegade United Racing Club (URC). The URC will open their 71st season with the USCS in what is billed as the USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout. On Friday, April 6th, the two Nationally prominent winged sprint car series visit the familiar confines of the Carolina Speedway 3/8-mile clay oval in Gastonia, North Carolina. On Saturday, April 7th., the USCS and URC sprint car drivers then headline racing action at the historic one-half mile Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina. Each event pays $2000 to the winner with $4400 possible for a sweep of both night’s events.
Entries from twelve or more states are expected for both nights that include drivers from as far away as Washington state. Several multi-time Carolina Speedway USCS sprint car winners including 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee and the defending (2017) USCS National Champion Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas who won at Carolina Speedway during his 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year campaign are entered.
Another recent Carolina Speedway USCS winner is Lance Moss from nearby Cherryville, North Carolina who won the USCS event at last July at the speedway is also on the loaded entry list. Also, expected to enter is 2014 USCS vs.URC North vs. South Champion, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who also has multiple wins at Carolina Speedway including a win last September in the Fall version of this race. Riggins has also won twice previously at Lancaster Speedway. The 2017 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year, Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina won the July 2017 Lancaster Motor Speedway USCS event to capture his first career win in the series.
The United Racing Club 2012 series Champion, Robbie Stillwaggon from Burlington, New Jersey is expected for this event as is Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington. Starks won the 2016 April USCS event at Lancaster Speedway. Robbie Stillwaggon won the April 2017 USCS events at both tracks.
The Capital Renegade United Racing Club will also bring a strong group of talented drivers to the event including 10-time and defending series Champion, Curt Michael from Oceanview, Delaware.
The two-sprint series are joined on the busy racing card by a full program of stock car racing each night as well, to create two action-packed nights of racing action.
For updated schedules, rules and more for the United Sprint Car Series please visit uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097. For United Racing Club (URC) series info please visit urcsprintcarseries.com For info and directions to and more information about Carolina Speedway please visit carolinaspeedway.net or call 704-869-0313. Additionaly for information about Lancaster Speedway please check out their website at lancastersuperspeedway.com or call 803-285-1877.