USCS: Gray leads all points 2004-06-22

FAYETTEVILLE, GA - Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN continues to sit atop all United Sprint Car Series point lists, as the only winged outlaw sprint car series to run both dirt and paved tracks prepares to return to USCS Asphalt Thunder...

FAYETTEVILLE, GA - Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN continues to sit atop all United Sprint Car Series point lists, as the only winged outlaw sprint car series to run both dirt and paved tracks prepares to return to USCS Asphalt Thunder Tour action this Friday night at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL, and on Saturday night at Montgomery Motor Speedway in Montgomery, AL.

Gray leads the USCS National, Outlaw Thunder Dirt Tour, Asphalt Thunder Tour, and the Sunbelt Tour point standings. Gray is also the Air Flow Research Power Dash point leader.

The "Bartlett Bullet" has a 230-point lead over Danny "The Hammer" Martin Jr. of Sarasota, FL in the National point standings. Gray also leads Martin by 66 points in the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour points chase. Martin picked up his first USCS win of the season on Sunday night at Rome Speedway in Rome, GA.

On the USCS Asphalt Thunder Tour point standings, Gray has a 22-point lead over Doug Berryman of Mansfield, OH. This weekend's events in Pensacola and Montgomery will carry National and Asphalt Thunder Tour points.

The USCS Sunbelt Tour points list has Gray leading Kenny Adams of Malabar, FL by 186 points. The USCS Sunbelt Tour consists of both dirt and asphalt events in the Carolinas and Georgia.

Gray also leads in the AFR Power dash points by 41 points over Adams. The point leader earns the right to start on the pole for the 10-lap $5,000-to-win AFR Super Dash later in the season at Volusia Speedway Park in Daytona Beach, FL.

In looking for his fourth-straight USCS National Championship, Gray has four wins overall this season, three on dirt and one on asphalt. He has 13 top five finishes, and 14 top ten finishes in 16 starts. Gray is the only USCS driver to have competed in all 16 events held so far this season, and has completed the most laps of competition, 493 of a possible 505 laps, and has led 116 of those laps.

With Sunday night's win, Martin is keeping pace with Gray in the second spot in National points with eight top fives, and 13 top tens in 15 races. The 18-year-old leader of the Florida "Fountain of Youth Gang" is the Huggins Race Cams Hard Charger point leader, and has a 122-point advantage over Adams.

Adams has competed in 13 events this season with a series-leading six victories, ten top fives, 11 top tens, and four asphalt poles. The "Malabar Missile" has also led the most laps this season, pacing the field for 192 laps.

R.J. Johnson of Wesley Chapel, FL is fourth in National points, and the 16-year-old second-generation driver is the leading USCS Rookie of the Year Candidate. Johnson has three top ten finishes in 15 events.

Despite running an Outlaw Thunder Dirt Tour-only USCS schedule this season, Brice Wrenn of Lexington, SC is fifth overall in National points. Wrenn, the leader of the "Carolina Cruisers," has three top five, and nine top ten finishes in 12 starts.

Tom Winegardner Jr. of Pierson, FL, who at 19 is the senior member of the Florida "Fountain of Youth Gang," is sixth in USCS National points with four top ten finishes in 11 starts, all on dirt. Winegardner will make his USCS Asphalt Thunder Tour debut this weekend in Pensacola and Montgomery.

The rest of the USCS National top ten has Chad Allum of Kannapolis, NC in seventh, Georgia "Peach State Posse" members "Flyin' Brian" Thomas of Auburn, GA in eighth, and Jim Raptis of Marietta, GA in ninth. Bill Moore of Denver, NC is in the tenth spot.

Following Gray and Martin in the Outlaw Thunder Dirt Tour points chase in the top ten are Wrenn, Johnson, Winegardner, Adams, Thomas, 1997 USCS National Champion Red Stauffer of Winter Park, FL, 1999 USCS Outlaw Thunder Champion Marshall Skinner of West Memphis, AR, and Jeremy Scott of Franklin, GA

Behind Gray and Berryman in the USCS Asphalt Thunder Tour top ten in points are Berryman's teammate and fellow "Buckeye Bandit" Joe Rebman of Mansfield, OH, Adams, Moore, Will Ragsdale of Greenville, SC, Jimmy Taylor of Green Pond, SC, Doug Gold of Concord, NC, Martin, and the top USCS Asphalt Thunder Rookie driver Troy DeCaire of Tampa, FL.

Trailing Gray and Adams in the Sunbelt Tour top ten in points are Martin, Johnson, Allum, Wrenn, Thomas, Butch Pendergrass of Winston-Salem, NC, Winegardner and Moore. Martin is third in the AFR Power Dash points behind Gray and Adams, followed in the top ten by Wrenn, Johnson, Rebman, Scott, former Nextel Cup Champion Tony "Smoke" Stewart of Rushville, IN, Skinner, and Chad Kemenah of Findley, OH.

For the latest news, information, points, stats, and schedule, visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Adams , R.J. Johnson , Chad Kemenah