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For immediate release: USCS Outlaw Sprint Car speed spectacular headlines “Battle at the Bullring” racing action at Columbus Speedway on Friday, June 29th.
Atlanta, GA – June 27, 2018 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline the “Battle at the Bullring” racing card at historic Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday night. with the invasion of the fastest race cars to ever touch its racing surface. The USCS “Battle at the Bullring” sprint car speed spectacular this Friday is the only scheduled visit of the 2018 season for the winged sprint car series at the historic one-third mile clay oval.
The event is the 30th race on the 60 plus race USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National championship 2018 schedule. The event will award USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship points as well as, points towards both the USCS Deep South Thunder and USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series championships. The USCS Deep South regional series competes primarily in Mississippi and Alabama plus Florida and Louisiana. The USCS Mid-South regional series competes in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The event at Columbus Speedway is expected to draw some of the top ranked drivers in North America.
The exotic USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars weight only 1300 pounds with 700+ horsepower engines. Those two elements in addition to a huge 25 square foot top wing and seventeen-inch wide specially designed Hoosier rear race tires combine to make them the fastest cars ever to compete at the one-third mile oval. The USCS outlaw sprint cars are expected to reach speeds near 120 miles per hour around the track known as “the Bullring”.
An action packed USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing program awaits fans on Friday night. The sprint car racing action will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Tire USCS Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-lap shootout. The dash will be followed by a series of qualifying heat races for te sprint cars. The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap USCS sprint car A-main event.
History making 2015 and 2016 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee leads a strong contingent of entries expected from at least six states for the winged sprint car portion of Friday night’s racing card. Turpen made history when she became the first woman to ever be crowned Champion of a major National touring sprint car series by capturing the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour 2015 National Championship. Not only did she claim the National title but she also swept the series 2015 Championships by claiming the crown in both of the USCS regional series as well. Turpen then repeated as the series National Champion in 2016 as well. She put an exclamation point on that accomplishment by visiting the www.rockauto.comUSCS Victory Lane nine times during the 2017 season. She also captured two regional series crown in 2017 as well. She has two victories already this season.
Other expected top entries include the defending USCS National Champion and current series points leader Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas who won six main events during his 2017 title run. Mallett is on track to beat that total with four trips tp the www.RockAto.com USCS Victory Lane already in 2018.
Additionally, 11-time USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Gray currently trails Mallett in the National title point standings over Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas. Mallett who was the 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year and the 2016 National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Champion has two wins on the season and a bunch of top five finishes to stay in the hunt for the top spot.
Shane Morgan from Biloxi, Mississippi, who has two wins this season with the United Sprint Car Series and ranks fourth in the USCS Deep South Thunder regional series point standings, is also entered as is Dale Howard from Byhli, Mississippi who has a 2018 series victory as well.
Additionally on Friday's action-packed racing card will be the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged Mini Sprints. Local business man ad hometown favorite Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi, who has been the series Champion, two times , leads the contingent of drivers expected from as far away as Florida for Friday night’s contest. Zaiontz currently leads the point standings for the series while fourteen year-od Alex Lyles is in the runner-up spot in the National division for that USCS mini sprints. Michael Hall from Knoxville, Tennessee ranks second in the USCS 600 Mid South Lightning regional series where Zaiontz leads as well.
Columbus Speedway weekly racing series action is also on the racing card on Friday night featuring the Durrence Layne (formerly Nesmith) sanctioned Late Model Sportsman and Street Stock divisions plus the Mini Stock and Factory Stock divisions.
On Friday the pit gates open at 4:00 pm with the grandstand gates opening at 5pm. The driver’s meeting is slated for 6:45 pm hot laps to follow and with racing action kicking off at 8pm sharp. Grandstand Admission is $20.00 for Adults. Youth from 6 to 11 years old are just $5. Children 5 years and under are FREE. Adult Pit Admission is $30.00
For more information, please visit the track’s Columbus Speedway Facebook page @columbusbullring For additional info on the event itself and the United Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call USCS at 770-865-6097.