Atlanta, GA – September 27, 2013 – The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the 3/8 mile racing surface at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina for the first time in eight seasons. It will also be the first time the 700 plus horsepower, 1300 pound exotic race cars have invaded the re-configured version of the legendary speedway since it was a 5/8 mile oval. The event for winged sprint cars is the Finale of the 5th annual Carolina Thunder Nationals and also includes the co-sanctioned North vs. South Shootout Challenge Finale for the Georgia based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) and the Delaware based Rislone United Racing Company (URC) sprint car organization (www.urcsprints.com). The USCS is in its seventeenth season of competition and the URC, as the oldest sprint car sanction in the country, has contested sixty plus seasons of competition.
The co-sanctioned sprint car event promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers and sprint car talent racing for pride and glory for each of their series in this first-time ever USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event at the Cherokee Speedway. Saturday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS and URC winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in five of Cherokee Speedway’s weekly racing divisions. Additionally the action packed racing card features the winged www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini/micro sprints. The speedway’s popular Crate Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Stock Four and Rookie Four divisions will join the two sprint car divisions with special events of their own in their final points race of the 2013 season.
The Cherokee Speedway USCS Vs. URC event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least ten states to the track from as far away as New York, Florida and Arkansas. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds well over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping “wheelies” or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.
The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and URC Sprints winged sprint cars and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will contest a full racing program including their Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events on Friday. All three other divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events. The Cherokee Speedway weekly racing series The Crate Late Models are racing for $1000 to win in their special event portion of the program.
Cherokee Speedway is located at 153 Speedway Rd., Gaffney, SC 29351. The race track phone number is: (864) 489-1969. The track’s website is www.cherokeespeedwaySC.com For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.