ATLANTA, Ga. (July 18, 2017) – After a successful weekend event at Travelers Rest Speedway near Greenville, South Carolina and a rain-out at Dixie Speedway near Atlanta, Georgia last weekend, the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters 21st annual Outlaw Thunder Tour “rocks on” this coming weekend as the headliners of the 4th annual Joe and Jim McLain Summer Sprint Classic double-header. Both nights are set for competition at two speedways in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area less than one hour apart. The Nationally prominent winged sprint car series visits the familiar confines of the Carolina Speedway 3/8-mile clay oval in Gastonia, North Carolina for Round #1 of the Joe and Jim Summer Sprint Classic on Friday, July 21st. On the following night, Saturday, July 22nd, the USCS sprint car drivers then headline racing action in the USCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speed Spectacular at the historic Lancaster Speedway /one-half mile clay oval in Lancaster, South Carolina. With Round #2 of the Joe and Jim McLain Summer Sprint Classic. Each event pays over $2200 to the winner with over $4500 possible for a sweep of the main event on both nights.
Entries from seven or more states are expected for both nights that include drivers from as far away as Arkansas, The expected entries include a number of multi-time Carolina Speedway USCS sprint car winners including the defending USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. She has three wins at Carolina Speedway. 11-time USCS National Champion and Turpen’s team-mate, Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee has five wins at the speedway. Former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina has won multiple times in USCS events at Carolina Speedway. Also, expected to enter is Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who also has multiple wins at Carolina Speedway times and he won last season’s July 23rd version of this race race at Lancaster Speedway.
Those drivers will also be challenged by several one-time Carolina Speedway victors including Robbie Stillwaggon from Burlington, New Jersey, who was the most recent winner at both Carolina and Lancaster Speedway when he won at both tracks in April of 2017. Matt Linder from Hoschton, Georgia made his return to competition in USCS last weekend after several years in semi-retirement. Linder brings a USCS sprint car win at Carolina Speedway to the track on his resume.
Past USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint car winners at Lancaster Speedway include, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins, Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina and in 2017 Robbie Stillwaggon. These past winners of events at the two tracks, will be joined by a host of other talented sprint car drivers for the two nights of competition that award both USCS National Championship and USCS Southern Thunder regional series points.
The USCS sprint cars are joined on the busy racing card by a full program of stock car racing each night as well, to create two action-packed nights of dirt oval track racing action. Spectator grandstand gates open each night at 5:00 p.m. and racing kicks off after hot laps at 8:00 p.m. each night.
Ticket pricing is $20 for adult grandstands. Youth 6 to 11 years are $5 and Children 5 years and younger are FREE!
For updated schedules, rules and more for the United Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097. For info and directions to and more information about Carolina Speedway please visit www.carolinaspeedway.net Additionally for information about Lancaster Speedway please check out their websat Carolina Speedway on Friday night nd ite at www.lancastersuperspeedway.com Both speedways also have pages on Facebook.