Jordon Mallett claims USCS Oultaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 2017 sprint car National Championship

Atlanta, GA – November 24, 2017 – Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas will wear the crown as the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion of the twenty-first and 2017 racing season. The young sprint car driver made six visits to the USCS victory lane as the series feature winner during 2017. Mallett had 24 top five finishes and a total of 34 top ten finishes while he used a record of perfect attendance during the forty events to accumulate the most Championship points. Mallett will collect top honors in two dirt divisions of the USCS points system including the USCS Southern Thunder regional dirt series as well. He finished in second place in the USCS Deep South Thunder Tour and in third place in the USCS Mid-South regional series standings. Mallett finished the National title chase with 5726 National Championship points.

Eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who had 5601 points followed Mallett in the runner-up position in the final standings. Gray also had a solid season with 18 top five finishes and the results found him 32 times in the top ten. As a team owner he faired even better, as his team-mate Morgan Turpen had a series leading nine wins.

In addition to her nine wins, the two-time and the defending series Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee had 22 of her finishes in the top five and she had 32 top ten finishes to earn enough points with 5142 points to place her third in the final National point standings although she missed four events. Turpen, who was the series 2010 Rookie of the Year, additionally continued four straight seasons of Championship runs as she did garner titles in both the tough USCS Mid-South and the new USCS Deep South regional series. 


The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi finished the 2017 season in fourth position. He will also collect fourth place honors in the USCS Deep South Thunder regional series to go with a top five (5th) in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour and sixth place honors in the USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series during the January USCS banquet in Atlanta.

Ft. Myers, Florida’s traveling sprint car racer Tony Agin possibly towed the most miles to USCS 2017 events in his first full season as a United Sprint Car Series regular. Agin improved on past season performances and garnered enough Championship points along the way to finish in fifth place in the National point standings.  Agin will also receive accolades as the fifth-place finisher in the new USCS Deep South Thunder Tour portion of the schedule. He finished sixth in the
USCS Southern Thunder and seventh in the USCS Mid-South regional series as well.

Veteran USCS driver, Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia finished in sixth place in the National point standings. Thomas also finished in the top five in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour standings in fourth place after a string of top ten finishes and a perfect attendance record in that regional series.

Seventeen-year-old Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia, who was the 2013 UCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint Rookie of the Year, garnered the 2017 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Rookie of the Year honors. The award goes annually to the driver who has earned the most Championship points during their first season of competition prior to competing in 25 sprint car events. Taylor had a couple of top five and seven top ten finishes. Taylor also had some other impressive runs that resulted in DNF’s for mechanical reasons or he would have finished even higher. The USCS sprint car Rookie of the Year also pulled double duty some nights and had enough points in the USS Mini Sprints to finish sixth in the standings and pick up a win as Senoia Raceway.

The 2016 USCS “Rookie of the Year”, fifteen-year-old Danny Sams III from Northport, Florida had a pair of top five finishes in second place and 13 top ten finishes to finish in eighth place in the final National standings while garnering ninth place in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series. The talented young gun would have possibly finished much higher after a third-place finish in 2016 in the National standings, but, a mid-season engine failure kept him out of competition for several weeks.

The 2013 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas placed ninth in the USCS 2017 National standings, Hagar raced primarily in the Mid-South regional series but, ventured out several times and collected six 2017 feature wins in USCS competition along the way. He had 13 top five and 14 top 10 finishes on the season as well. Hagar finished in second place in the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series just 19 points behind USCS Mid-South Champion Morgan Turpen. He also finished in sixth place in the new USCS Deep South regional series.

Veteran USCS competitor Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia who mostly competed in the Southern Thunder region, also joined the field for several Mid-South regional series weekends. Larkin drove his #33 Mark Brock wrenched sprint car to a top ten finish////y in the USCS National point standings in tenth place.  Larkin also finished in the eighth position in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour title chase.

In summary after 40 completed events: One hundred and twenty-five different drivers competed in the forty 21st anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters events. A record setting seventeen different drivers won during 2017 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main events. Those included Morgan Turpen, who led the series victory column with nine wins. The 2017 National Champion Jordon Mallett and the 2013 Champ, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas followed her with six wins each. Past series Champions Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas and Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas were among a group of two-time winners to follow them. That group also included New Jersey’s Robbie Stillwaggon, Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina and Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who made two visits each to the USCS Victory Lane.

Nine other drivers collected one feature win during the 2017 season including six-time 2016 winner Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington who won on night one of the season finale at Bubba Raceway Park on November 10th and sprint car racing legend and 3-time World of Outlaws Champion Sammy Swindell from Germantown, Tennessee at Lexington 104 Speedway.

Seven other drivers got their first USCS sprint car win in 2017 including: 3-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Tony Stewart, from Columbus, Indiana at Bubba Raceway Parl. Young gun Tyler Clem from Tampa, Florida also won at Bubba Raceway Park on the same weekend. Andy McElhannon from Hernando, Mississippi won at Columbus (MS) Speedway. Rookie contender Scott Hunter from Concord, North Carolina won at Lancaster (SC) Speedway. Dale Howard from Byhalia, Mississippi and Travis Senter picked up their career-first win at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas during the USCS Fall Nationals. Sunbury, Pennsylvania/s Mark Smith put a cap on the 21st USCS racing season by winning the finale at Bubba Raceway Park.

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,, Engler Machine and Tool, 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 Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.]

The 2018 (22nd Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Friday d Saturday, February 9th and 10th.  A full schedule of 2018 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car events will be available soon. For series rules and other info please visit or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Championship Final Point Standings:

 Pos     Car #                Name                                     Points
1          14m            Jordon Mallett                            5726
2          10               Terry Gray                                 5601
3          10m            Morgan Turpen                           5142
4          28               Jeff Willingham                           4333
5          38               Tony Agin                                  4165
6          67               Brian Thomas                             3112
7          07               Brandon Taylor                          2911
8          24D             Danny Sams III                           2775
9          9jr               Derek Hagar                               2646
10        33               Joe Larkin                                  2566
11        1x               Scott Hunter                               2349
12        26               Marshall Skinner                         2152
13        42               Andy McElhannon                       1937
14        83               Bob Auld                                    1876
15        1s               Joey Schmidt                             1836
16        99               Don Warren                                1738
17        47               Eric Riggins Jr                            1687
18        67               Jake McLain                               1680
19        47               Dale Howard                              1656
20        4                 Danny Smith                              1625
21        43               Terry Witherspoon                      1611
22        23               Lance Moss                               1513
23        88               Tim Crawley                               1496
24        21b             Brandon McLain                         1402
25        27               Curt Terrell                                 1334
26        44               Ronny Howard                            1236
27        44c             Chase Howard                            1204
28        29a             Kyle Amerson                             1200
29        99               Tanner Witherspoon                   1192
30        89               Robbie Stillwaggon                     1171
31        22               Shawn Murray                            1116
32        40               Howard Moore                            1106
33        1a               Lee Moore                                  1077
34        29               Jeff Oliver                                  985
35        61               Cody Howard                             882
36        93               Jake Knight                                850
37        3g               Garrett Green                             844
38        116             Nick Snyder                                835
39        12m            Greg Merritt                               802
40        39               Brad Bowden                              797
41        13               Todd Fayard                               794
42        01               Shane Morgan                            783
43        82               Matt Kurtz                                  776
44        24               Danny Martin Jr                          767
45        10k             Dewayne White                          756
Tie       83               Mark Ruel Jr                              756
47        3                 Sammy Swindell                         716
48        21               Butch David                                704
49        88r              Cody Gardner                             691
50        14b             Bo Barber                                   660
51        8                 Dan Jones                                  630
52        14               Tony Stewart                              564
53        14               Tyler Clem                                 560
54        44               Trey Starks                                561
55        10b             Mitch Brown                               553
56        67x             Matt Linder                                 538
57        3a               AJ Maddox                                 517
58        91a             Ernie Ainsworth                          513
59        58               Nathan Emig                              494
60        59 III           Johnny Petrozelle                       470
61        25               Ray Bugg                                   468
62        34               Darren Orth                                464
63        6s               Robbie Smith                              452
64        b52             Bill Mason                                  440
65        111             Brandon Grubaugh                     416
66        07               Johnny Bridges                          394
Tie       43m            Michael Miller                             394
68        21               Aubrey Black                              390
Tie       94               Jeff Swindell                               390
70        31               Justin Webb                               389
71        16               Anthony Nicholson                      372
72        22g             Johnny Gilbertson                       354
73        8z               Zach Pringle                               352
74        88               Brandon Blendon                        348
75        92               Nick Woolsey                             340
76        1                 Matt Carr                                    330
77        d6               Dakota Gaines                            324
78        24               Terry McCarl                              305
79        95               Matt Covington                           295
80        1x               Gary Taylor                                286
Tie       5d               Zach Daum                                286
82        21k             Thomas Kennedy                        279
83        w20             Greg Wilson                               282
84        29               Chad Jones                                274
85        5w               Ryan Coniam                             270
Tie       09               Timmy Thrash                            270
87        m1              Mark Smith                                 260
88        22               Travis Senter                              258
89        1                 Tyler Cross                                254
90        84               Brandon Hanks                          252
91        17w             Harli White                                 244
92        0x               Clint Weiss                                 240
93        83               Curt Schumacher                        236
94        29w             Wade Woolsey                           232
95        01T             Brandon Olson                           230
Tie       52               Cody Karl                                   230
Tie       1                 Micha McCall                             230
Tie       23               Seth Bergman                            230
99        55               Donny Howard                            226
Tie       6                 Sean Hosey                               226
101      43m            AJ Parrish                                  220
102      121             Jan Howard                                210
103      12b             Bryan Eckley                              206
104      21b             Brandon Hinkle                           200
Tie       c4               Jim Shuster                                200
Tie       2one            Kevin Hinkle                               200
Tie       49               Mallie Shuster                            200
108      00               Tristan Lee                                 134
109      15j              Jeremy Middleton                       128
110      sr4              Charlie Sweetser                        126
111      4 iv             Bronzie Lawson IV                      120
Tie       5s               Sonny Stroud                             120
113      X                 Bill Moore                                   116
Tie       44x             Marty Meredith                           116
Tie       11               Michael Hampton                        116
116      24               Nathan Brown                             114
117      17               Jacob Necaise                            112
118      11               Mike Hampton                            108
119      12b             Don Ryder                                  100
Tie       7d               Dylan DeJournett                        100
Tie       20               Frank Carlsson                           100
Tie       43t              Gavin Thomas                            100
Tie       43jr             Richard Beasley Jr                     100
Tie       32x             Robert Richardson                      100
Tie       29s             Rusty Stanford                            100

USCS Media contact: Pete Walton 770-865-6097  Email:

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour to open season and USCS Winter Heat mini-series on February 9th and 10th at Bubba Raceway Park

Atlanta, GA – November 24, 2017 - The Fayetteville, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars will open their 2018 (and 22nd) season on Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th at  Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The events will also be Round #1mand Round #2 events of the inaugural USCS Winter Heat Series. The USCS winged sprint cars co-headline the two-day weekend of open wheeled racing action at the semi-banked three-eighths mile D-shaped oval track with the Powri National Midgets in their first-ever appearance at the speedway.

The United Sprint Car Series portion of the event will give a driver who can sweep the weekend’s elements an opportunity to pick up their share of the over $25,000 in posted cash prize winnings plus contingency awards. Over $4,000 is possible  including Friday night’s preliminary USCS sprint car main event win and by also arriving first in the USCS Victory Lane after Saturday night’s 30-lap Championship final as well.

The event is expected to draw some of the top 360 winged sprint car drivers from at least ten to twelve states seeking warmer climates for the earliest scheduled racing of the 2018 season. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Winter Heat event at Bubba Raceway Park will kick off a full month of  racing opportunities for 360 winged sprint car teams including two more weekends of the new six race USCS Winter Heat Series of events.

After the opening weekend of the USCS Winter Heat Series 2018 events at Bubba Raceway Park, the mini-series picks back up with Rounds #3 and #4 at Southern Raceway in Milton, Florida on Friday and Saturday, February 23rd and 24th. The events are part of Southern Raceway’s annual Winternationals. This will be a return for the USCS sprint cars to the ¼ mile dirt oval near Pensacola, Florida after an absence of more than a decade.

On the weekend following the Southern Raceway events the USCS traveling winged sprint contingent invades Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Friday, March 2nd as headliners of the 2nd Annual Hub City 100 with Round #5 of the USCS Winter Heat Series. The race is also the season opener for the track.

On the following night, Saturday, March 3rd, Magnolia Motor Speedway’s 3/8 mile clay oval in Columbus, Mississippi will play host to the USCS winged sprint car teams fir their portion of the 9th annual Frostbuster 150. Fans will get a chance to see who can reach the USCS Victory Lane first after besting the contingent of talent challenging the Mag’s famed “Black Ice” surface in the Round #6 USCS Winter Heat Series 2018 Finale. A Champion of the six-race early season mini-series will then be crowned.

At each of these USCS Winter Heat Series tracks fans will be treated to a full program of USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car racing plus support divisions for an action packed evening at each facility. Race teams and race fans,  please stay tuned for the full details for each event coming over the next few weeks.

Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 N.W. Gainesville Rd. in Ocala, Florida 34482 The track telephone: is 352.622.9400.  For event info please visit or the speedway’s Facebook page at Bubba Raceway Park. The USCS series Official website is located at The USCS phone numbers are Office at 770-460-7223 or Mobile at 770-865-6097.