By Pete Walton
Atlanta, GA – October 6, 2020 – At least $8,000 is up for grabs when the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters invades the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, October 8th and 9th for the 13th annual USCS “Flip Flop 50” Sprint Car Shootout presented by K&N Filters and www.RockAuto.com presents the $60,000 USCS Fall Nationals 2021 at the historic ¼ mile black Gumbo clay oval.. The two-day racing event serves as one of the premier events for Riverside International Speedway each season.
The format for the “USCS Flip Flop 50” is a United Sprint Car Series original that is sometimes imitated, but, never duplicated. The unique format features twin 25-lap main events with the first starting straight-up and the second starting fully inverted from the finish of the firs onet.
Each of the 25-lap sprint car main events will pay the winner $2500 to win. The first USCS Sprint Car main event will be started straight up from the positions that drivers earned in the qualifying heats and the K&N Filters Pole Scramble on Friday night. The winner of the first 25-lap main event will be inverted to the final starting position in the second 25-lap A-Main event, that will start fully inverted from the finish of the first main event. Should the winner of the first main event win the second main event from last position they will receive a $3000 Bonus for the accomplishment.
The USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car racing format on Friday night at 7:30 pm features a racing program that includes the sprint car qualifying heat races for Saturday night’s first USCS “Flip Flop 50”, 25-lap main event. The top ten qualified drivers via passing points then compete in the 15-lap Hoosier Racing Tire Pole Scramble sprint car event. The Hoosier Pole Scramble finishing order will determine the line-up for the front five rows of the first of Saturday’s USCS “Flip Flop 50” 25-lap main events.
On Saturday evening at 6:30 pm the USCS winged sprint cars will contest a series of B-Main/Last Chance races that determine the final line-ups for the first of the two 25-lap main events. The first main event will start the field straight-up from their final qualifying order and pays $2500 to win. The second 25-lap main event will start with the field inverted from the finish of the first main event. The winner of the first race will start last in the last position (22nd). That race will also pay $2500 to win. As previously stated, a bonus of $3000 will be paid to any driver who can win both races after winning the first sprint car main event and starting last (22nd) in the second event.
Joining the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars for the $60,000+ USCS Fall Nationals will be two other winged sprint car divisions. Those are the M.S.C.A. 305 Winged Sprint Cars who will be racing for what appears to be their largest top prize ever with $2000posted to win their 25-lap main event on Saturday night after running a similar qualifying format as the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars on Friday night. The schedule also includes the www.RockAuto.com USCS Outlaw 600 Mini Sprint series for winged 600 micro/mini sprints who have a shot at $2000 in top prize money over the two nights. The www.RockAuto.com USCS Outlaw Mini Sprints will contest a complete racing card on both nights including the Qualifying Heats, a Hoosier Speed Dash and Main Event(s) each night. Friday night’s USCS Outlaw Mini Sprint main events pays $600 to win with Saturday’s USCS Fall Nationals USCS Powri 600 finale paying a healthy $1200 to win.
Additionally, the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series /Riverside Modified division will compete on Friday night contesting an entire one-night racing format including their qualifying heat races and their $1000 to win K&N Filters main event. This will be their only appearance of the weekend. On Saturday night, the LMRA (Late Model Racing Association Late Models take to the surface of the famed speedway with a complete format for their event including main event(s) with the winner receiving $1200 for his or her efforts
A new format for the Stock Car Street Stock division has been announced for the 2021 USCS Fall Nationals with two full nights of racing for that division. Atop prize of $600 in cash plus cash and merchandise bonuses are posted EACH NIGHT for the Mid-South Street Stock Challenge (Riverside Stock Car rules). That division will run qualifying heat races plus a main event each night. In addition to two-full nights of racing, the Street Stock/Stock Car division has a bonus of $150, $100 and $75 posted to go to the top three combined finishers for the two-night contest.
A number of the Nation’s and the region’s top 360-winged sprint car drivers are entered and expected to compete in the USCS Flip Flop 50 sprint car portion of the event with several even doing double-duty while competing in other divisions as well. Fans can expect two nights of wide-open racing to complete the USCS series’ four 2020 visits to the historic speedway during their 72nd season of auto racing.
Gates open in the pit area at 4 pm CDT on Friday night with Grandstands opening at 5pm. The driver’s meeting is at 6:15 pm and hot laps follow with racing scheduled for 7:30 pm CDT. On Saturday the pit and Grandstand gates will open at 3 pm Driver’s meeting is at 4:30pm with hot laps to follow. Racing action kicks off at 6:30 pm
Friday Grandstand Admission pricing is $20 for Adults, Youth from 6-11 yrs. old are $5 and Children 5 yrs. And Under are Free. Saturday Grandstand Admission pricing is $25 for Adults, Youth from 6-11 yrs. old are $10 and Children 5 yrs. And Under are Free.
***Two-day discount Adult and Youth Grandstand Admission tickets are available. The pricing for two-day (gets you in Friday and Saturday) is $40 for Adults and $10 for Youth 6 to 11 yrs. old. Children 5 yrs. and Under are FREE BOTH NIGHTS. **The two-day (and advance one day) admission tickets are available by calling the USCS office at either 770-870-8439 or 770-865-6097 with a major credit or debit card.
For all updated event info and USCS rules please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.
For more info on Riverside International Speedway please visit: www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com