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For Immediate Release: Tim Crawley gets USCS win #82 in Tennessee Tangle 2018 contest at Lexington 104 Speedway on Saturday
Lexington, TN – April 28, 2018 - The 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas charged from his outside second row starting position into the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane for a hard-fought win on Saturday night in front of a near capacity crowd at the high-banked 3/8-mile Lexington 104 Speedway. It was Crawley’s first USCS win of the 2018 season and his 82nd career USCS main event win dating all the way back to July 4th of 1997 during the series first season. That puts the Arkansas driver third on the all-time win list behind 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee with 90 wins and retired driver Kenny Adams of Malabar, Florida with an even 100 victories.
On Saturday night’s initial start, past Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas. the K&N Filters Pole Position starter, jumped into the lead in turn one after beating past USCS National Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi to the first turn. After a red flag incident for USCS young gun Joey Schmidt from Ellisville, Mississippi ton lap three to check for injury and damage, the race continued with Schmidt going to the sidelines. Skinner then continued to lead the contest through lap twenty-three (23) while being pursued by Three-time NASCAR Cup series Champion, Tony Stewart from Columbus, Indiana in second place.
Skinner continued to streak toward victory lane with Tony Stewart and now Tim Crawley chasing him. On lap twenty-one Crawley showed he was serious about winning and passed Stewart for the runner-up spot. On lap twenty-three he raced past Skinner into the lead and pointed his Ronnie Pitts number 1x toward the victory lane.
The driver affectionately known as the “CrawDaddy” drove away from the field to a ten-car length lead over the final six laps. Tony Stewart crossed with a second-place finish followed by Derek Hagar who made-up for a tenth place starting position to race past seven competitors near the end of the contest to collect both the K&N Filters Podium Award for his third-place finish and the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award for the driver advancing the most positions in the main event.
Skinner held on in the lead pack with a fourth place finish at the end of the 30-lap contest with March 24, 2018 winner at North Alabama Speedway, Dale Howard from Byhalia, Mississippi.
In the middle of a talent-laden top ten drivers, young gun Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama had an outstanding night by finishing sixth in the A-Main after winning the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat race.1998 USCS National Champion Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi followed Amerson in seventh-place. Eleven-time USCS National Champ, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee followed Gallagher in eighth place. Two-time series National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee finished behind her team-mate (Gray) in ninth place. The defending USCS National Champion, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas rounded out the top ten.
2015 and 2016 National Champion, Morgan Turpen grabbed the win in the six-lap USCS Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Kyle Amerson won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Dale Howard then won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. Tim Crawley collected the victory in the Butlerbuilt Third Heat to close out the preliminary action for the USCS sprint cars. Derek Hagar passed the most cars in the main event (7) to claim the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger award. Marshall Skinner garnered the K&N Filters Pole Position.
The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2018 and 22nd USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. Those include: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, FireAde, Arizona Sport Shirts, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing and the great people at Hero Graphics.
The next USCS events at Penton Raceway (tentatively scheduled and the 10th annual Randy Helton Memorial Race at East Alabama Motor Speedway have been CANCELLED for May 4th and 5th and postponed indefinitely for a later date in 2018. A replacement event for next weekend on Saturday, May 5th has been scheduled at ECM Speedway in Bremen Alabama. (www.emspeedway.net). The track is near Cullman, Alabama and about an hour North of Birmingham to the West of Interstate 65. They aso have a Facebook page at ECM Speedway.
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USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Winged Sprint Cars at Lexington 104 Speedway on Saturday, April 28, 2018 Quick results:
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Winner: 29 Kyle Amerson
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