Crawley races to USCS “Fireworks 150” sprint car win at Malden


Malden, MO – June 29, 2012 – Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas raced to his sixth United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear win of the 2012 season on Friday night at Malden Speedway in the sprint car portion of the 4th annual Fireworks 150. Crawley bested 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year Jerod Roller from Olive Branch, Mississippi to turn one for the lead and never was headed in his charge to the USCS victory lane. Roller raced to the finish line in the runner-up spot just ahead of defending series Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who finished third. The race’s 2006 winner, Jason Sides also from Bartlett, Tennessee finished in the fourth position and The 2006 USCS Rookie of the Year, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas rounded out the top five drivers.

The 2008 USCS National Rookie of the Year, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee led the next group in sixth position at the finish. The evening’s Wilwood Engineering Hard Charger, Ronny Howard started thirteenth and finished seventh. Two time Riverside Speedway track Champion and former World of Outlaws driver, Jeff Swindell also from Bartlett, Tennessee finished in the eighth position. The only female driver in the field, 19 year-old 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Oakland, Tennessee finished ninth. She was followed by 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who concluded the top ten finishers.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s sprint car racing program by winning the 6-cars, 6-lap Goodyear USCS Speed Dash. Jeff Swindell won the Engler Machine and Tool first Heat. Derek Hagar won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat Race. Veteran Ronny Howard was the Wilwood Engineering Hard Charger in the main event.

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USCS presented by Goodyear results at Malden Speedway, June 29, 2012

Goodyear Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Tim Crawley, Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Derek Hagar and Jerod Roller.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Jeff Swindell, Jason Sides, Terry Gray, Jerod Roller, Morgan Turpen, Ronny Howard, Jeff Willingham and Ray Bugg.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Derek Hagar, Tim Crawley, Anthony Nicholson, Dylan DeJournett, Alex Pettas, Eric Riggins, Jr., David Dejournett and Tristan Tidmore.

USCS presented by Goodyear Feature Race Results – 25-laps – Malden Speedway 6/29/12:

1 – 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR

2 – 5 Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS

3 – 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

4 – 7s Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN

5 – 94 Derek Hagar, Marion, AR

6 – 16 Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN

7 – 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

8 – 94 Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN

9 – 80 Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

10 – 47 Eric Riggins, Charlotte, NC

11 – 7d Dylan DeJournett, Essex, MO

12 – 2 Alex Pettas, Phoenix, AZ

13 – 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

14 – 7x David DeJournett, Essex, MO

15 – 25 Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS

16 – 13 Tristan Tidmore, Hernando, MS

USCS presented by Goodyear Sprint Car Race Awards:
Goodyear Speed Dash winner award: #10 Terry Gray
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat winner award: #94 Jeff Swindell
Butlerbuilt Second Heat winner award: #9 Jr. Derek Hagar
K&N Filters Pole Award: #88 Tim Crawley
Wilwood Eng. Hard Charger Award: #44 Ronny Howard (started 13th finished 7th)
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #88 Tim Crawley (1st place)
K&N Filters Podium Award: #10 Terry Gray (3rd place)
Keizer Wheels Top Five Award: #94 Derek Hagar

Diversified Machine Inc/DMI Top 10 Award: #47 Eric Riggins, Jr.