FAYETTEVILLE, GA - The defending and three-time United Sprint Car Series Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN has won the 2004 USCS Asphalt Thunder Championship. Gray claimed the title after the final race of the season scheduled...
FAYETTEVILLE, GA - The defending and three-time United Sprint Car Series Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN has won the 2004 USCS Asphalt Thunder Championship. Gray claimed the title after the final race of the season scheduled for Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, AL was canceled due to rain, and could not be rescheduled.
Gray won the championship by 24 points over the 2003 USCS Asphalt Thunder Champion Kenny Adams of Malabar, FL. Gray failed to finish outside of the top four in the ten USCS Asphalt Thunder races held this season. The "Bartlett Bullet" had two wins, five second-place finishes, two third-place finishes, and one fourth-place effort.
Adams' finishing record had only one blemish, but it was enough to put him second in points. The "Malabar Missile" had six wins, two second-place finishes, and one third-place finish. Adams's Achilles tendon came in the USCS Asphalt Thunder season opener on March 27 at Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, GA. Adams was involved in a first-lap crash and finished 21st.
Will Ragsdale of Easley, SC finished third in USCS Asphalt Thunder points, 96 points behind Gray. Ragsdale had six top five finishes, and eight top ten efforts in ten starts. Doug "Solid" Gold of Concord, NC takes the fourth spot in Asphalt Thunder points Gold has one top five, and four top ten finishes in ten starts.
Despite missing the Asphalt season opener at Lanier, Danny "The Hammer" Martin Jr. of Sarasota, FL finished fifth in USCS Asphalt Thunder points. Martin put together three top five finishes, and six top ten efforts in nine starts, and led at two different events this season on the pavement.
R.J. Johnson of Decatur, TN took the sixth spot asphalt points, and won the USCS Asphalt Thunder Rookie of the Year honors for 2004. The 17-year-old second generation driver had five top ten finishes in nine starts.
Jimmy Taylor of Green Pond, SC will finish seventh in asphalt points, and Chad Allum of Kannapolis, NC takes the eighth spot. Doug Berryman of Mansfield, OH, who won the USCS Asphalt Thunder season opener at Lanier will take the ninth points position, and Skeeter Faulconer of Lutz, FL rounds out the top ten by six points over Bryn Gohn of Malabar, FL.
Gray also leads the USCS National and USCS Outlaw Thunder Dirt Tour point standings. Gray is looking for his fourth straight USCS National Championship. For more USCS information, visit the series web site at www.uscsracing.com.