USCS: Lancaster preview

FAYETTEVILLE, GA - The United Sprint Car Series returns to Outlaw Thunder dirt action on May 15, when the winged outlaw sprint cars visit Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, SC. The top dirt winged outlaw sprint car drivers in the Southeast...

FAYETTEVILLE, GA - The United Sprint Car Series returns to Outlaw Thunder dirt action on May 15, when the winged outlaw sprint cars visit Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, SC. The top dirt winged outlaw sprint car drivers in the Southeast will be on hand with pound-for-pound for most powerful short track racing cars in the world.

The USCS winged outlaw sprint cars weigh just 1,300 pounds, and are powered by 700 horsepower fuel-injected, methanol burning V-8 engines. The wing on top of the car give it enough traction and down force to lift the front wheels off the ground while racing down the straightaways at Lancaster Speedway.

When you put that package together, the USCS winged outlaw sprint cars will be turning the fastest speeds ever recorded at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

The event will be the 11th National points race of the 2004 season, and the seventh Outlaw Thunder points race of the year. The race will also mark the eighth race of the season to earn points in the USCS Sunbelt Tour.

Top "Carolina Cruiser" entries defending their home turf include Brice Wrenn of Lexington, SC, Butch Pendergrass of Winston-Salem, NC, Bill Moore of Denver, NC, Ben Basinger of Salisbury, NC, Chad Allum of Kannapolis, NC, Jimmy Taylor of Green Pond, SC, Scott Young of Mooresville, NC, Johnny Bridges of Cherryville, NC and David Thorman of Greenville, SC.

Danny Martin Jr. of Sarasota, FL will lead the Florida "Fountain of Youth Gang" to Lancaster Motor Speedway along with the USCS top Rookie of the Year Candidate R.J. Johnson of Wesley Chapel, FL, and Tom Winegardner Jr. of Pierson, FL. Another Sunshine State competitor expected is Jerry Jones of Clermont, FL.

Leading the Georgia "Peach State Posse" will be "Flyin' Brian" Thomas of Auburn, GA along with Jim Raptis of Marietta, GA, Randy Helton of Palmetto, GA, and Aubrey Black of Lookout Mountain, GA.

They'll all be looking to gain some ground in the USCS National, Outlaw Thunder, and Sunbelt Tour point standings on the "Top Guns" in the championship hunt, defending and three-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN, and Kenny Adams of Malabar, FL. So far this season, Adams has four wins, and Gray has two victories.

The May 15 race at Lancaster Motor Speedway will mark a return to the dirt tracks for the USCS competitors, after running on the asphalt for the last three events. USCS is the only winged outlaw sprint car series in the country that competes on both dirt and asphalt race tracks.

For more information, call Lancaster Motor Speedway at (803) 285-1877, or visit the track's web site at www.lancasterspeedway.net. Lancaster Motor Speedway is located three miles north of the State Road 9 bypass on U.S. Highway 521, then east on Shiloh Unity Road. For more information about USCS, visit the series web site at www.uscsracing.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Adams , Scott Young , R.J. Johnson