By Pete Walton
Tuscumbia, Alabama – August 6, 2010 – Eighteen year-old 2009 United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear Rookie of the Year, Justin Carver from Drummonds, Tennessee drove his brand new Memphis Fence J&J Auto Racing, Dynotech powered #24 sprint car from his outside second row starting position into victory lane in the 25-lap United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour main event at North Alabama Speedway on Friday night. After battling with early race-leader, Ronny Howard from Southaven, Mississippi for the lead during the first six-laps, Carver then survived four caution periods with veteran USCS defending Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee on his rear bumper to collect the win. This completed a clean sweep of the evening’s events as, he also won the six-lap Goodyear Speed Dash and Butlerbuilt Second Heat Race. It was the young drivers second career USCS feature win. He accomplished the same feat at the same speedway on August 7, 2009 as well..
Terry Gray finished in the runner-up spot six car lengths back. Past series Champion, Marshall Skinner from West Memphis, Arkansas followed in the third position. The 2009 USCS Mid South Thunder Rookie of the Year, Jon Stinson from Memphis, Tennessee started ninth and finished in the fourth position. Another veteran and past USCS Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Piperton, Tennessee rounded out the top five after starting seventh.
Ronny Howard headed the next group in sixth place. Howard’s team-mate Raymond Stull from Coldwater, Mississippi finished in seventh place after starting, fifteenth. Rookie of the Year candidate, Jarod Roller from Olive Branch, Mississippi followed in eighth position. Veteran sprint car driver Aubrey Black from Lookout Mountain, Georgia finished ninth and Clint Weiss from Elizabethton, Kentucky rounded out the top ten drivers.
Justin Carver won the six-lap Goodyear Speed Dash. Marshall Skinner won the 10-lap Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race. Carver also raced to victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat Race. Terry Gray won the FSR Racing Products Third Heat. Raymond Stull garnered the KSE Racing Products Hardcharger Award for his charge past eight cars in the main event. The Rookie of the Race honors went to Jarod Roller. The event’s K&N Filters Pole award went to Ronny Howard after high passing points earner, Terry Gray drew a six inversion place Howard in the K&N Filters Pole Position..
The next United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear racing event is on Friday and Saturday, August 27th and 28th at New Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia. For more information on that event please visit www.newsenoiaraceway.com or call 770-599-6161. For rules and info on the Parts USCS please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.
USCS results at North Alabama Speedway 8/06/10
Goodyear Speed Dash:
Justin Carver, Marshall Skinner, Terry Gray, Jarod Roller, Morgan Turpen and Tony Wilson.
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Marshall Skinner, Ronny Howard, Aubrey Black, Tracy Jorgenson, Raymond Stull, David Clark and Darren Clark.
Terry Gray, Anthony Nicholson, Scott Hensley, Casey Rowland, Clint Weiss and Lee Moore.
Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Justin Carver, Eddie Gallagher, Jarod Roller, Jan Howard, Tony Wilson and Marion Jacobs.
FSR Racing Third Heat: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Jon Stinson, Ray Bugg, Lee Moore and Clint Weiss.
USCS presented by Goodyear Feature Race results (30 laps) at North Alabama Speedway 8/06/10
1 – 24 Justin Carver, Drummonds, TN
2 – 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
3 – 26m Marshall Skinner, West Memphis, AR
4 – 26s Jon Stinson, Memphis, TN
5 – 1 Eddie Gallagher, Piperton, TN
6 – 44 Ronny Howard, Southaven, MS
7 – 44c Raymond Stull, Coldwater, MS
8 – 5 Jarod Roller, Olive Branch, MS – Rookie
9 – 21 Aubrey Black, Lookout Mtn., TN
10 – 0X Clint Weiss, Elizabethton, KY
11. 10W Tony Wilson, Camden, TN
12 – 46s Jan Howard, Marion, AR
13 – 1A Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL
14 – 80 Morgan Turpin, Bartlett, TN
15 – 25 Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS
16 – 21c David Clark, Huntersville, NC
17 – 3d Marion Jacobs, Florence, AL DNS
18 – 12 Tracy Jorgenson, Huntersville, NC
19 – 20 David Clark, Huntersville, NC
GOODYEAR SPEED DASH WINNER: Justin Carver
K & N FILTERS POLE AWARD: Ronny Howard
KSE Racing Products Hard Charger AWARD: Raymond Stull (started 15th passed 8 cars)
GGOODYEAR YOUNG GUN OF THE RACE: Justin Carver
ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Jarod Roller
JE PISTONS TOP GUNS AWARD: Justin Carver (1st place)
K&N FILTERS 3RD-PLACE AWARD: Marshall Skinner
BUTLERBUILT 4TH-PLACE AWARD: Jon Stinson
DYNOTECH TOP FIVE AWARD: Eddie Gallagher
LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5, Ronny Howard; Laps 6-25, Justin Carver