Atlanta, GA – (July 17, 2013) – The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars are set to invade the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on Friday, August 30th for the Tim Smith’s CLIMAX Moonshine Sprint Car Shootout. The history making USCS sanctioned event is part of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day weekend 2013 race date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The winged warriors of the USCS will light up the night following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session with a 50-lap USCS winged sprint car main event on the quarter-mile paved AMS “Thunder Ring,” located on the front stretch of the speedway.
A number of drivers in NASCAR’s top divisions have excelled in sprint car racing previously. It will be an honor for the USCS to be racing in front of them and all the great fans at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend. Fans who have never seen this type of racing are in store for an exciting evening on Friday, August 30th at AMS,” concluded Walton.
United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton said, ”We are very excited about this opportunity for our drivers and race teams to showcase their talents during this major racing event. We are also excited to be making history by sanctioning the first sprint car race ever held at Atlanta Motor Speedway. We have a great field of competitors lined up for this event. The entry list includes some of the top drivers on pavement and dirt with entries coming from coast to coast.
The Tim Smith’s CLIMAX Moonshine Sprint Car Shootout format on August 30, 2013 will see the UCS winged sprint car competitors contest a practice session that will be followed by a qualifying session on Friday (August 30th) from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This three hour time frame will allow for two rounds of practice for each competitor followed by time trials and a series of qualifying heat races to determine the final starting order for the 50-lap Tim Smith’s CLIMAX Moonshine Sprint Car Shootout finale.
The preliminary interest from sprint car competitors is extremely high for the Atlanta Motor Speedway USCS event. A field of some of the top winged sprint car drivers from across the nation (10-12 states) are entered for the first-ever appearance of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour (or any sprint car event) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The United Sprint Car Series is the only winged sprint car series in the World that contests it’s Championship on both dirt and paved ovals. At 1,300 pounds and over 700 horsepower, winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s fastest and most powerful short-track cars. The USCS winged sprint cars are expected to reach speeds of approximately one hundred miles per hour (100 m.p.h.) around the quarter mile AMS “Thunder Ring.”
For ticket and event information, plus a complete listing of the 2013 racing schedule at Atlanta Motor Speedway, call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com. For information on Tim Smith’s CLIMAX Moonshine please visit www.timsmithmoonshine.com For info and/or rules for the United Sprint Car Series visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.