64 Speedway Central Mississippi Speedway Clayhill Motorsports Park Columbus Speedway I-30 Speedway Jackson Motor Speedway Malden Speedway Milan Speedway Moulton Speedway North Alabama Speedway North Mississippi Speedway Riverside Speedway St. Francois County Speedway Volunteer Speedway Whynot Motorsports Park
IMMEDIATE RELEASE USCS OUTLAW SPRINT CAR RACING HEADLINES SPRINT CAR MANIA VIII RACING ACTION AT BOYD’S SPEEDWAY on FRIDAY NIGHT (August 17th)
Atlanta, GA – August 13th, 2018 - Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the USCS “Sprint Car Mania” VIII racing action at historic Boyd’s Speedway just across the Teneessee and Georgia line in Ringgold on Friday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m.. The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) will roar into the fast 3/8-mile Georgia red-clay oval for their forty-fifth event on the 22nd Anniversary USCS National Championship schedule.
This is the one and only USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car event scheduled during the 2018 season at Boyd’s Speedway. This race is a twin-region showdown for the series and will award National Championship points as well as points in the USCS Mid-South and Southern Thunder regional series standings. The USCS Mid-South region normally contests race in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Western Tennessee. The USCS Southern Thunder regional series consists of races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, both Carolinas and Eastern Tennessee.
The special two region challenge event is expected to bring top winged Outlaw sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track seeking a stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at the historic track. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds over 120 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 16-inch wide Hoosier rear racing tires.
Friday night's USCS winged sprint car action will feature a full program of racing in the winged sprint cars that includes test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. Next up will be qualifying heat races and a Last Chance/B-Main race if necessary. The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap “Sprint Car Mania” VIII presented by FireAde USCS A-main event.
The popular www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged Mini Sprints will join the USCS winged outlaw sprint cars on the action-packed racing program, creating an exciting open-wheeled winged race car double-header special event for the race fans. Several of the Boyd’s Speedway weekly racing divisions will join the two traveling series for a full night of family entertainment. Those divisions include the speedway’s Limited Late Model, Sportsman, Hobby and Street Stock and Hot Shot racing divisions. There will be a full program of racing action in every division.
Two young drivers lead a strong contingent of winged sprint drivers into the event. The first in the Nation’s top ranked female sprint racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who a two-time USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion. Turpen who was the 2015 and 2016 Champion led the series drivers in victories this past season with nine during 2017. She currently leads the 2018 USCS Mid-South regional series point standings and is in third place in the current National point standings. She has two victories thus far in 2018.
The second is young gun is Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas who captured the 2017 USCS National Championship and leads the current 2018 USCS National point standings. Mallett also leads the USCS Southern Thunder regional series point standings as well. He is the most successful USCS driver in reaching victory lane during the 2018 season with seven main event wins so far.
Eleven- time and defending USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, who is Turpen’s team-mate, also tops the entry list for the Boyd’s Speedway event. He trails Jordon Mallett in second place in the National point standings. The two drivers have swapped the lead in those standings several times during the season. He is among the top twenty-five drivers in the Nation in wins over the past 5 years. Gray has 90 career USCS wins.
Another sprint car racer for local fans to cheer for is USCS veteran Aubrey Black from nearby, Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Black may double duty in the Outlaw sprint car and mini sprint divisions. His son Aubrey Black II is also entered in the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series division for winged mini sprints and hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Gates open at 4:00pm on Friday and racing action begins at 7:00pm sharp! Boyd’s Speedway is located less than one mile off Interstate 75 at Tennessee Exit 1A/Ringgold Road. The physical address for the facility is 1481 Scruggs Road, Ringgold, GA 30736. The track’s phone number is 706-891-6803 and the website is www.boydsspeedway.com
For USCS info please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.
***PHOTO/CAPTION : Car #14: Defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion and current series wins leader Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas will lead a strong contingent of United Sprint Car Series winged outlaw sprint car drivers from across the Southeast into this Friday night’s (August 17th, 2018) USCS “Sprint Car Mania VIII“ Speed Spectacular at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA. (USCS photos)