From Pete Walton
Batesville, AR – July 6, 2012 – The 2008 United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear Rookie of the Year Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee charged from his K&N Filters Pole Position into the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane on Friday night at Batesville Motor Speedway for his career-second and 2012 season first USCS presented by Goodyear and Filter-charged by K&N Filters feature win. Nicholson held off series point’s leader Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas over the final three laps to secure the win after leading every lap around the high-banked clay oval. Veteran sprint car driver, Jeff Swindell, also from Bartlett, Tennessee followed Crawley in third place. 2010 USCS Mid South regional series Rookie of the Year, Jarod Roller from Olive Branch, Mississippi followed in fourth place and defending series Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee rallied back to fifth place after a lap fifteen stop to change a flat tire.
Three-time 2012 feature winner, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas led the rest of the field in sixth place followed by the only female driver in the field, 20102 USCS National Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Oakland, Tennessee in seventh place. Mike Pack from Batesville, Arkansas followed her in eighth place. 2010 USCS presented by Goodyear Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina finished ninth and Greg Merritt from Nesbit, Mississippi rounded out the top ten.
Tim Crawley kicked off the evening’s action by winning the Goodyear Speed Dash. Terry Gray won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Jeff Swindell won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Tim Crawley garnered the evening’s Wildwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger award by passing the most cars in the A-Main.
The next USCS presented by Goodyear event is scheduled for next Saturday, July 14th at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA www.dixiespeedway.com For info and Dixie Speedway and other events please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.
United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear A-Main (25 laps):
Batesville Motor Speedway – July 6, 2012 results:
Pos. Car# Driver
1. 16 Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN
2. 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR
3. 94 Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN
4. 5 Jarod Roller, Olive Branch, MS
5. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
6. 9Jr. Derek Hagar, Marion, AR
7. 80 Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN
8. 17 Mike Pack, Batesville, AR
9. 47 Eric Riggins, Charlotte, NC
10. 12m Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS
11. 92H Richie Harris, Butlerville, AR
12. 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS
13. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS
14. 1 Eddie Gallagher, Piperton, TN
USCS presented by Goodyear Sprint Car Race Awards:
Goodyear Speed Dash winner award: #88 Tim Crawley www.racegoodyear.com
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat winner award: #10 Terry Gray www.englermachine.com
Butlerbuilt Second Heat winner award: #94 Jeff Swindell www.butlerbuilt.net
K&N Filters Pole Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson www.knfilters.com
Wilwood Eng. Hard Charger Award: #88 Tim Crawley www.wildwood.com
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #5 Jarod Roller (4th place) www.jepistons.com
K&N Filters Podium Award: #94 Jeff Swindell (3rd place) www.knfilters.com
Keizer Wheels Top Five Award: #10 Terry Gray www.keizerwheels.com
Diversified Machine Inc/DMI Top 10 Award: #12 Greg Merritt www.diversifiedracing.com