Atlanta, GA – (April 4, 2015) – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the high speed ½ mile red clay racing surface at Lancaster Speedway near Lancaster, South Carolina for the North vs. South Shootout Sprint Car Challenge Round #2 to contest a full night of racing action on Saturday April 11th. The USCS is in its nineteenth season of competition. The first portion of a two-night weekend kicks off on Friday night at Carolina Speedway with Round #1 of the battle for pride and glory and nearly $30,000 in prize money.
The event promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers competing. Saturday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in six of Lancaster Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions. In addition to the 130+ mile per hour winged sprint cars, the action packed racing card features the speedways’ SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Xtreme Four and Vintage Car divisions..
The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will contest a full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events on Saturday. All the other divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events. The Lancaster Speedway weekly racing series SECA Late Models are on the racing card and competing for $1000 to win.
The Lancaster Speedway event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track from as far away as Arkansas, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound among the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds well over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping “wheelies” or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.
Expected entries for both nights include at least five previous USCS Lancaster Speedway and/or Carolina Speedway USCS sprint car winners including 11-time National USCS National Champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee. Gray has won on two of the USCS series three previous visits to Lancaster Speedway. Lance Moss, from Cherryville, North Carolina won last year’s April 12th event at Lancaster Speedway.
A former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who won USCS event at Carolina Speedway on April 11, 2014 is also entered for the weekend as are two past Carolina Speedway sprint car winners, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina and female sprint car hot-shoe, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee.
Other local and metro Charlotte, North Carolina area sprint car drivers expected to enter for both nights of the USCS North vs. South Shootout include USCS 2014 Rokie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. Also expected are the previous Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series Champions, Jake McLain also from Indian Trail, North Carolina and Johnny Petrozelle from Lexington, North Carolina. Greg Smyre from, Hickory, Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina and rookie Matt Hope from nearby York, South Carolina are also on the pre-entry list.
Other entries include sprint car veterans Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia , Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia and Bob Auld from Largo, Florida. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi is entered as well, Also entered are Rookie of the Year contenders, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida and Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama.
Lancaster Speedway is located at 223 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster, SC 29721. The race track phone number is: (803) 285-1877. The track’s website is www.lancastersuperspeedway.com For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.