USCS Sprint Speedweek 2012 kicks off on Saturday


uscsFrom Pete Walton

Atlanta, GA – May 21, 2012 – The United Sprint Car Series 16th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by Goodyear kicks off its 7th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek (2012) on Saturday, May 26th at the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. Over just eight days the USCS Speedweek mini-series will visit six different speedways in
three states while keeping travel to a minimum for the fans and race teams.

After the Speedweek opener at Riverside, the high-speed entourage then travels just two and ˝ hours South of Memphis, Tennessee for Speedweek Round Two at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday May 27th.

Then after two nights on ź mile Gumbo racing surfaces, on Monday, May 28th the mini-series moves back north to the red clay 1/3 mile racing surface at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee for Round Three on the Memorial
Monday Day Holiday.

The traveling show then takes two days off for repairs on Tuesday and Wednesday before returning to action in Round Four on Thursday, May 31st at
Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee for some “Thursday Thunder” action. The high speed caravan continues with Round Five and Six on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd at the familiar Columbus Speedway in Columbus, MS for the Speedweek 2012 Finals.

Approximately $75,000 in total prize money is guaranteed with one driver able to win nearly $15,000 including bonuses for the week’s racing action.

Five of the event pays $2000 to win with a Minimum of $250 to start the A-Main. The Columbus Speedway Battle at the Bullring Friday night prelim the only exception. Any driver who starts all six A-Main events is guaranteed to go home with a minimum of $1500 for the week. There is a Speedweek 2012 mini-series point’s fund that pays back 10 places with $1000 going to the USCS Speedweek 2012 Champion. Additionally each night’s Speedweek event awards USCS presented by Goodyear National points as well as USCS Mid-South
Thunder Tour regional Championship points.

During the course of the six nights of intense competition, many of the top ranked drivers in the Nation are expected to compete. Those include ten-time USCS Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and 2002 NSCHOF 360 Sprint Car Driver of the Year and 2008 USCS Mid South Thunder regional Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. Gray currently leads the USCS Mid South Thunder regional point standings and is second on the all-time feature winner list in the USCS presented by Goodyear with 80+ wins. Tim Crawley leads the National point standings. Crawley is third on the all-time list with over 40+ USCS feature wins.

Over 50 different drivers are expected to compete in the six USCS Sprint Speedweek 2012 events. Go to for an updated entry list of
those pre-entered and expected to enter during the week as well. For further USCS info including rules, etc please visit the series official website at or call the USCS office at 770-460-7223.