Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the 6th Annual “Sprint Car Mania” racing program at Boyd’s Speedway on Friday night. 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 twentieth event of the 18th Anniversary USCS National Championship schedule.
This is the one and only USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car event scheduled during the 2014 season at Boyd’s Speedway. This race 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 six states to the track seeking a parking place in the series’www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. 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 Outlaw sprint car action will feature a full program of racing in the Outlaw 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. The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap “Sprint Car Mania” 6 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 Crate Late Models, A Hobby and B Hobby divisions. There will be a full program of racing action in every division.
Ten-time and defending USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tn., heads the entry list for the Boyd’s Speedway event. He is also among the top 25 drivers in the Nation in feature wins over the past five years with over 90 feature wins. Additionally at the head of the entry list is one of the series most popular drivers, 21-year-old female sprint car hot-shoe and 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tn. Turpen is currently in the runner-up spot in the USCS National point standings. Turpen has five career USCS main event wins and is also a threat to win on any given night.
In addition to Turpen, additional young drivers include the 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tn., who is currently in fourth place in the USCS 2014 standings. Nicholson has five-career USCS wins Also entered is nineteen year-old 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, N.C. Riggins is also a five-time USCS feature winner, but, like Turpen is still looking for a first visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Boyd’s Speedway.
Other expected entries include past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, N.C. Former World of Outlaws regular and original Outlaw Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Oh., is also entered. Additionally Four time series title runner-up and Florida Top Gun series Champion Danny Martin, Jr. from Sarasota, Fl., and another Top Gun series past Champion, Matt Kurtz from Jacksonville, Fl. .
Also entered are, 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Ms., and veteran sprint car racer Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Fl.
Gerogia pre- entries include, USCS regular Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Brian Thimas from Pendergrass ans Jay Dunham from Augusta, Ga. Local fans have sprint car racer Aubrey Black from nearby, Lookout Mountain, Ga., to cheer for. Black is expected to do double duty as a driver in the Outlaw sprint car and crew chief for his son Aubrey Black II in the mini sprint division.
Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday and racing action begins at 7 p.m. 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 information, visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770 460-7223.