By Pete Walton
Camden, TN – July 4, 2010 – Past USCS Champion, Marshall Skinner from West Memphis, Arkansas, charged to his fourth United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear main event win of the year at Camden Motor Speedway on Sunday night during the winged sprint car portion of the 5th Annual “Firecracker 100”. In the process, Skinner halted Tim Crawley’s dominating win streak while driving the Hooker Hood tribute car at three-in-a-row.
After winning the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race, Skinner started from the K&N Filters Pole Position. At the drop of the initial green flag, Skinner out gunned 2009 USCS Rookie of the Year, Justin Carver from Drummonds, Tennessee into turn one for the lead. He then led the next twenty laps with Carver, Jeff Swindell from Bartlett, Tennessee, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas, and Lee Sowell from Nesbit, Mississippi and defending Champion, Terry Gray also from Bartlett, Tennessee chasing him from the lead pack.
Carver chased Skinner for the next twenty laps until the races first of two cautions for a spinout by Tony Wilson that also collected current Rookie of the Year points leader, Morgan Turpen from Bartlett, Tennessee. The incident eliminated both drivers from the rest of the event. On the next lap 2009 Riverside Speedway track Champion, Jeff Swindell from Bartlett, Tennessee slipped past Carver into the runner-up spot.
The caution came out once again on lap twenty-four for an incident involving rookies, Jerod Roller from Olive Branch, Mississippi and Brandon Olson from Denham Springs, Mississippi. The race re-started with Skinner at the point , Swindell, Carver, Crawley and Terry Gray in the top five.
Crawley who had already won three times over the weekend in USCS competition, got past Carver for the show position. The finishing order had Skinner, Jeff Swindell, Crawley, Carver and Gray comprising the top five finishers.
The next group had young gun Lee Sowell, finishing in the sixth position followed by Shane Morgan from Biloxi, Mississippi in seventh place. Brandon Olson finished in eighth place, Jerod Roller in ninth place and 17 year-old female sprint car racer, Morgan Turpen rounding out the top ten.
Tim Crawley kicked off the evening’s sprint car program by winning the 6-cars, 6-lap Goodyear USCS Speed Dash. Jeff Swindell was the KSE Racing Racing Products Hard Charger. Justin Carver garnered the Goodyear Young Gun of the race award. Jerod Roller was the Rookie of the Race. Marshall Skinner
USCS Goodyear Power Dash (6-laps):
Tim Crawley, Lee Sowell, Morgan Turpen, Shane morgan, Brandon Olson and Terry Gray.
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat:
Marshall Skinner, Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Jerod Roller and Brandon Olson.
Butlerbuilt Second Heat winner:
Justin Carver, Shane Morgan, Jeff Swindell, Lee Sowell, Dalton Davis and Tony Wilson.
United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear feature race: Camden Motor Speedway 7/4/10 30-laps:
Pos. Car# Driver/Hometown
1. 26 – Marshall Skinner, West Memphis, AR
2. 90 – Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN
3. 99 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR
4. 24 – Justin Carver, Drummonds, TN
5. 10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
6. 51 – Lee Sowell, Nesbit, MS
7. 01 – Shane Morgan, Bioxi, MS
8. 02 – Brandon Olson, Denham Springs, LA
9. 5 – Jerod Roller, Olive Branch, MS
10. 80 – Morgan Turpen, Bartlett, TN
11. 10w – Tony Wilson, Paris, TN
12. 12d – Dalton Davis, Munford, TN
GOODYEAR SPEED DASH WINNER: Tim Crawley
K & N FILTERS POLE AWARD: Marshall Skinner
KSE Racing Products HARD CHARGER: Jeff Swindell
GOODYEAR TIRE YOUNG GUN OF THE RACE: Justin Carver
ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Jerod Roller
JE PISTONS TOP GUNS AWARD: Jeff Swindell (2nd place)
K&N FILTERS 3RD-PLACE AWARD: Tim Crawley
BUTLERBUILT 4TH-PLACE AWARD: Justin Carver
DYNOTECH TOP FIVE AWARD: Terry Gray
LAP LEADERS: (One) Marshall Skinner, Laps 1-30.