Loxley, AL – May 17, 2019 – New York native, Justin Barger, who now hails from Cornelius, North Carolina won his career 2nd and 2019 season 1st USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event on Friday night at newly re-opened Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Alabama. Barger grabbed the lead by beating K&N Filtrs Po Position starter Mark Ruel, Jr. from Jacksonville, Florida in the drag race to the first turn on lp one. Barger became the 10th different winner in 17 USCS events that have been completed out of the 21 scheduled so far with four rainouts from a 65-race schedule.
Barger had to endure several red flag and caution situations to fend of the challenges of first Ruel, thn late in the rce young gun Joey Schmidt after re-starts. Schmidt who started fourth on the grid moved into the runner-up spot before the last caution period and challenged the leader until the final lap before crossing under the checkers n the runner-up spot.
Mark Ruel, Kr. crossed te line in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place followed by veteran sprint car driver and USCS Southern region points leader and two-time 2019 feature winner, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina in fourth place. The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida rounded out the top five.
Eighth starting Jeff Oliver from Pendergrass, Georgia lead the next group in sixth place followed by USCS National points leader and 11-time series Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in seventh place. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham followed Gray finished in eighth place. Tony Agin from Fort Myers Florida who won the Brown and Miler Racing Solutions Second Heat finished ninth and Brandon Blendon from Biloxi, Mississippi completed the top ten drivers.
Preliminary action saw Nick Snyder win the USCS Hoosier Speed Dash comprised of the top six cars from the previous event’s main event. Terry Gray won the Engler Machine d Tool First Heat Race. Tony Agin then then raced to the win in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat Race. Johnny Bridges collected the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions in the main event.
The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2019 and 23rd USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. Those include: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, FireAde, Arizona Sport Shirts, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Radical Race Gear and the great people at Hero Graphics.
United Sprint Car Series
Deep South Speedway
Friday May 17, 2019
Heat 1 – Engler Machine & Tool (8 Laps)
1. 10-Terry Gray ; 2. 1s-Joey Schmidt ; 3. 116-Nick Snyder ; 4. 28-Jeff Willingham ; 5. 29-Jeff Oliver ; 6. 83-Bob Auld ; 7. 01-Shane Morgan
Heat 2 – Brown and Miller Racing Solutions (8 Laps)
1. 38-Tony Agin ; 2. 5-Justin Barger ; 3. 07-Johnny Bridges ; 4. 83 R-Mark Ruel Jr ; 5. 24-Danny Martin Jr ; 6. 88-Brandon Blenden
USCS Hoosier Racing Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps)
1. 116-Nick Snyder ; 2. 83 R-Mark Ruel Jr ; 3. 07-Johnny Bridges ; 4. 10-Terry Gray ; 5. 38-Tony Agin ; 6. 28-Jeff Willingham
FIREADE A-Main for the USCS presented by K&N Filters Winged Sprint Cars (25 Laps)
1. 5-Justin Barger ; 2. 1s-Joey Schmidt ; 3. 83 R-Mark Ruel Jr ; 4. 07-Johnny Bridges ; 5. 116-Nick Snyder ; 6. 29-Jeff Oliver ; 7. 10-Terry Gray ; 8. 28-Jeff Willingham ; 9. 38-Tony Agin ; 10. 88-Brandon Blenden ; 11. 24-Danny Martin Jr ; 12. 01-Shane Morgan
DNS 83 Bob Auld