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USCS congratulates Danny Sams III on Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2016 “Rookie of the Year” nomination
Danny Sams III is the youngest driver to ever receive the USCS Rookie of the Year award and seems to have a great future ahead of him. He had a number of top-five and top-ten finishes. This year’s
USCS top rookie also garnered a fourth-place finish in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series and earned a sixth-place finish in the tough USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series. The young-gun is a former quarter-midget National Champion. He was the 2015 Florida Mini Sprint Action Series Champion as a rookie driver there.
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Rookie of the Year” award is voted on at the end of each season by the 360 sprint car poll members from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and recognizes the driver of winged 360 cubic inch sprint cars for that season that shows the most promise for success in future sprint car competition.
For information on the Danny Sam III’s 2016 USCS results visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www.uscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.
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USCS congratulates Terry Gray Racing team on Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2016 “Team of the Year” nomination
Atlanta, GA - December 26, 2015 - Accolades and congratulations go out to 11-time United Sprint Car Series Champion Terry Gray as the car owner of the two-car Terry Gray Racing team for their nomination as one of only two winged 360 sprint car teams in North America to be nominated for the 2016 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 sprint car “Team of the Year” award. Gray owned and maintained the top two cars in the final USCS National point standings including Morgan Turpen’s 2016 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Championship ride. Gray also finished in the runner-up spot of the final USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National standings driving the second Terry Gray racing team car himself.
The “Team of the Year” award is voted on at the end of each season by the 360 sprint car poll members from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and recognizes the team that has consistently and reliably maintained the most competitive winged 360 cubic inch sprint car operation for that season.
As a team, Terry Gray Racing had another stellar season. After 36 events their 2016 USCS results showed that his team-mate, 23-year old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee made United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and sprint car racing history again during the 2016 season by becoming the first woman to win the United Sprint Car Series National Championship two times in-a-row (2015/2016). Gray himself finished in the runner-up spot and finished a scant two points behind Turpen in the season-long title chase.
Additionally, Terry Gray captured the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Championship while besting team-mate Morgan Turpen by just fifteen points in that 2016 title chase as well. Gray also finished in the third position in the talent-laden USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series standings behind 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar and past Champion Marshall Skinner both from Marion, Arkansas. Morgan Turpen finished in fourth place in the final USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour standings as well.
The final Terry Gray Racing team USCS statistics show that as a team the duo tallied six USCS main event wins plus forty-four top five and fifty-eight top-ten finishes. The 2016 USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen had her best season with five of those main-event wins plus twenty-four top-five and twenty-eight top-ten finishes. Terry Gray had one win in USCS competition plus twenty top-five and thirty top-ten finishes in USCS competition during the 2016 racing season. Gray and Turpen each additionally had wins in ASCS regional series competition during 2016.
Gray gives much of the credit for their competitive success to the performance and reliability of their Wesmar Racing Engines power-plants and to the J&J Auto Racing chassis they used.