Michael Courtney Claims Victory At Bad Fast Taz 50 After White's Disqualification

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - by Steve Hixson
Michael Courtney
Michael Courtney
- photo by Jason Nun

Apparent United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA winner Saturday night at Tazewell (TN) Speedway Anthony White of Clinton, Tn., refused post-race engine and tire inspection, giving rookie competitor Michael Courtney of Knoxville the $3,000 “Bad Fast Taz 50” victory.

There have now been six different winners in six UCRA races this season.  Series points leader Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland finished eighth after starting twelfth. Jesse Lowe of Crossville, Tn. averted a disastrous night rallying from the rear of the field to finish fourth after suffering a flat. Courtney is UCRA's rookie leader.  Local Jonathan Miracle of Cave City, Tn., started fourteenth and finished sixth.

Courtney's Scott & Stephen Romines  #C11 CVR Race Car is sponsored by “PPM, White Star Market & Deli, A&M Building and Contracting, Big Momma's Concrete, Rock Solid Poured Walls, Harrison Concrete, Tennessee Valley Builders, Keith Delong Construction, AAA Welding and Fabricating, Mighty Muffler, West Haven and Competition Racing.”  Courtney now trails Elliott for the $16,000 points chase which includes the $1,000 Rookie of the Year Challenge. 

White’s probation for the remainder of the UCRA season is limited to being fined $100 for any further refusal to tear down at any sanctioned UCRA event according to alliance guidelines.

The next UCRA event is in two weeks at Maryville, Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 25, per the UCRAracing.com website.

“Bad Fast Taz 50” 1. Michael Courtney 2. Aaron Guinn 3. John Llewellyn 4. Jesse Lowe 5. Kyle Courtney 6. Jonathan Miracle 7. Bobby Mays 8. Jimmy Elliott 9. Steven Rogers 10. Jordon Horton 11. Ryan Winchester 12. Jody Horton 13. Kenny Kizzar 14. Lynn Leach 15. Tyler Smith 16. Jason Trammell 17. Ryan Carey 18. Sean Thomas 19. Devin Stuart 20. Marty Calloway 21. Anthony Arnwire  DQ: Anthony White DNS: Forrest Trent 


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