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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tony Stewart “smokes em” in 2nd USCS win of the season at I-75 Raceway on Saturday
Morgan Turpen chased Stewart for most of the 30-lap contest while holding off Johnny Bridges, then Mark Smith for most of the race. She had won three out of the four previous events USCS had contested over the past three seasons at the speedway. Mark Smith, who had worked his way from a fifth place starting position, raced past Terry Gray into third place by lap 25, and then, got past Turpen for the runner-up spot. Smith would chase Stewart for the final three laps and appeared to be reeling the three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion (Stewart) in but, couldn’t get there in the remaining time.
Smith got his second runner-up finish of the weekend while Turpen had to settle for the K&N Filters Podium Award in third place. Justin Barger charged from his eighth place starting position into fourth place and Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, who raced as high as third place, followed Barger across the finish line in the fifth spot.
The current USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National points leader, Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio led the next group in sixth place. The evening’s Butlerbuilt Third Heat winner, Brad Bowden from Hernando, Mississippi finished seventh followed by the previous night’s main event winner at Smoky Mountain Speedway, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina finished in the eighth position. The 2017 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia finished ninth and Tony Agin from Fort Myers, Florida who ranks in the top five of the USCS National rounded out the top ten drivers.
In preliminary action, Terry Gray won the USCS Hoosier Racing Tire Speed Dash. for the USCS Southern Thunder regional series. Danny Smith won the second 5-lap USCS Hoosier Speed Dash. Mark Smith won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Tony Stewart won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat and Brad Bowden closed out the qualifying heat race action by winning his second qualifying heat of the weekend by collecting the victory in the Butlerbuilt Tird Heat. Justin Barger garnered the evening’s Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger award after advancing the most positions in the main event.
The next event on the 2019 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters will be the USCS “Sprint Car Maina” event on Saturday, May 4th at Lexington 104 Speedway near Lexington, Tennessee. For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.
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 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, Hoosier Racing Tire, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Arizona Sport Shirts, Radical Race Gear, www.thecushion.com and Hero Graphics.
USCS Hoosier Tire Speed Dash - (6 Laps)
Heat 1 - Engler Machine & Tool (8 Laps)
Heat 2 – Brown and Miller Racing Solutions (8 Laps)
Heat 3 - Butlerbuilt (8 Laps)
A-Main - (30 Laps)
USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: