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$60,000 USCS Fall Nationals and Flip Flop 54 Sprint Car Shootout at Riverside Speedway this Saturday (October 27th)
Atlanta, GA – October 24, 2018 – At least $8.000 is up for grabs when the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters invades the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Saturday, October 27th for the RE-SCHEDULED 10th annual $60,000 Fall Nationals USCS and “Flip Flop 50” Sprint Car Shootout when FireAde presents the USCS 2018. The initially scheduled two-day racing event was rained out after the preliminaries were complete on Friday, October 12th. On the following day rains came at 4:30 pm and washed out the finale of the huge event with 130 race cars set to compete in the $60,000 finale.
The USCS Fall Nationals serves as it has for the past nine seasons, as the 2018 season finale for Riverside International Speedway. The unique fan favorite “Flip Flop 50” racing event that headlines the event has actually been renamed the “Flip Flop 54” for this season’s event as a tribute to Memphis native and sprint car driving great, 49-year-old Greg Hodnett who lost his life on September 20th in a sprint car racing accident in Pennsylvania.
The format for the “USCS Flip Flop 54” is a United Sprint Car Series original that is sometimes imitated, but, never duplicated. The unique format usually features twin 25-lap main events with the first starting straight-up and the second starting fully inverted from the finish of the first. This year’s event will feature twin 27-lap main events in honor of Greg Hodnett whose car number in recent times was the number 27.
Each of the 27-lap sprint car main events on Saturday night will pay the winner $2700 to win. The first USCS Sprint Car main event will be started straight up from the positions that drivers earned in the qualifying heats and the K&N Filters Pole Scramble on Friday night. The winner of the first 27-lap main event will be inverted to the final starting position in the second 27-lap A-Main event, that will start fully inverted from the finish of the first main event. Should the winner of the first main event win the second main event from last position they will receive a $2700 Bonus for the accomplishment.
The USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car racing format on Friday, October 12th featured a racing program that included the sprint car qualifying heat races for Saturday night’s first USCS Flip Flop 54 main event. The top eight qualified drivers via passing points then competed in the K&N Filters Pole Scramble 15-lap semi main event. The K&N Filters Pole Scramble finishing order determine the line-up for the front four rows of the first of Saturday’s USCS “Flip Flop 54” 27-lap main events. Howard Moore fom Memphis, Tennessee who won the USCS Sprint Speedweek Finale Riverside on June 2nd topped the qualifying rounds by winning the K&N Filters Pole Scramble and will start in the K&N Filters Pole Position on Saturday night for the first of the twin main events. Dfending USCS National Champion, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas will start to his right in the front row.
On Saturday evening at 6:00 pm the USCS winged sprint cars will contest a series of B-Main/Last Chance races that determine the final line-ups for the first of the two 27-lap main events. The first main event will start the field straight-up from their final qualifying order and pays $2700 to win. The second 27-lap main event will start with the field inverted from the finish of the first main event. The winner of the first race will start last position. That race will also pay $2700 to win. A bonus of $2700 will be paid to any driver who can win both races after winning the first sprint car main event and starting last in the second event.
Joining the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars for the $60,000+ USCS Fall Nationals will be the two other winged sprint car divisions. Those are the M.S.C.A. 305 Winged-Sprint Cars who will be racing for $1527 to win their 27-lap main event on Saturday night after running the same qualifying format as the UUSCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars on Friday night. The schedule also includes the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series for winged 600 mini sprints who have a shot at nearly $2000 in top prize money over the two nights. The www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprints will contest a complete racing card on both nights including the Hoosier Speed Dash, Qualifying Heats and Main Event(s) each night.
Additionally, the Arkansas based All-Star Late Models compete in their qualifying events on Friday night including their qualifying heat races and K&N Filters Pole Scramble semi-main event. The All-Star Late Model Series drivers will compete for $2027 in their 27-lap final on Saturday evening.
A top prize of $1127 in cash plus merchandise is posted for the Mid-South Street Stock Challenge division that also runs its qualifying heats race on Friday night plus their own K&N Filters Pole Scramble. Their B/Main last chance race(s) and 27-lap final will be on Saturday evening as well. Fans can expect two nights of wide-open racing to complete the USCS series’ two 2018 visits to the historic speedway during their 69th anniversary season finale.
In addition to all the racing action, the family friendly event will have a Trick or Treat at the Track session during intermission for Kid’s of all ages. On Saturday the pit gates will open at 2:30 pm with the Grandstand gates opening at 3:00pm The driver’s meeting is at 4:30 pm with hot laps to follow. Racing action kicks off at 6:00 pm. Admission pricing in the General Admission Saturday’s pricing is $25 for Adult, Youth from 6-11 yrs. old are $5 and Children 5 yrs. And Under are Free.
For all updated event info and USCS rules please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.
USCS Media contact: Pete Walton email@example.com or by phone at 770-865-6097.