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Hooker Hood Sprint Car Shootout July 1st at Riverside

From Pete Walton

Atlanta, GA – June 26, 2010 – Historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas will host the 3rd Annual “Triple Crown Challenge” during the Hooker Hood Sprint Car Classic featuring the United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear, the USCS Modified Touring Series, the Riverside 305 Non-Winged Sprint Cars and the popular Riverside Stock Cars on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 7:30pm. The event features the most unique format in the track’s sixty-year history. With posted bonuses, one driver may take home $10,000 for the evening’s efforts by winning the Triple Crown Challenge. Winning the “Challenge” would include legally competing in and winning the main event in the USCS presented by Goodyear www.goodyear.com winged sprint cars, the USCS Modified Touring Series and the Riverside Stock Car divisions on Thursday, July 1st.

Additionally posted for the third time around for the popular event will be a $1000 bonus for any driver who can win two of the featured divisions. A $2500 bonus is posted for any driver who can win all three of the other divisions excluding the USCS winged sprint cars Those would include, the USCS Modified Touring Series a.k.a. USCS Outlaw Modifieds, the Riverside Stock Car division and the Riverside 305 Non winged Sprint Car division on Thursday night. The Parts Plus USCS sprint car main event will pay $2000 to win. The USCS Modified Touring Series event for open wheel modified type cars will award points toward the championship in that series and pays $1000 to the winner. The 305 Non-Winged Sprint car feature will pay $ Stock Cars and Mini Stock feature races will each pay $500 to the winner.

During the exciting inaugural event held on Thursday, July 10, 2008, the 2008 United Sprint Car Series Mid-South Thunder regional series Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas nearly completed the Triple Crown Challenge. Crawley first won the Stock Car division. He then raced from the ninth row in the thirty-lap USCS winged sprint car feature to grab the lead from Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. on lap twenty-six for his thrilling second win of the night. This set the stage for the third piece of the Crown in the USCS Modified finale. Crawley started in the second row of the USCS Modified feature and seemed poised for the Triple, but was involved in a lap-seven tangle that ended his evening shy of the big prize.

During the 2nd Annual Triple Crown Challenge on August 6, 2009, Crawley again repeated his 2008 feat of winning the USCS winged sprint car division after earlier in the evening driving Linda Kerbough’s Riverside Stock Car into victory lane. But, once again in, the USCS Modified feature race, Crawley was unable to collect on the big bonus money due to contact with another car that sent him to the infield in the middle of the 25-lap main event. He did however pick up a $1000 bonus for his win in two divisions.

The Riverside Speedway Triple Crown Challenge during the Hooker Hood Sprint Car Classic is also part of a four-night, three-state swing for the United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear. After Thursday night’s event honoring Mid-South racing legend, Clarence Hooker Hood at the famed ź mile Gumbo bullring known for action and guaranteeing Thrills, Chills and Spills,

The USCS Sprint Car and Modified series both move North approximately two hours to Malden Speedway in Malden, Missouri on Friday night, July 2nd. On Saturday, July 3rd, both USCS series invade Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, Tennessee before concluding at Camden Speedway in Camden, Tennessee. The holiday weekend concludes two hours Northwest of Thunderhill at Camden Motor Speedway Camden, Tennessee on Sunday, July 4th. For more information on those three speedways please visit www.maldenspeedway.com, www.thunderhillracing.com and www.camdenmotorspeedway.com For additional info on the United Sprint Car Series and USCS Modified Touring Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.