USCS: Dixie Speedway preview

O'Reilly USCS OUTLAW SPRINT CAR RACING HEADLINES THE "DIXIE DOUBLE" AT DIXIE SPEEDWAY FRIDAY NIGHT (10/28) AND SATURDAY NIGHT (10/29) WOODSTOCK, GA - Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the racing program at Dixie...


WOODSTOCK, GA - Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the racing program at Dixie Speedway Friday night, October 28 and twin features on Saturday night, October 29. If a single driver can win all three events in two days, that driver could win a possible $20,000.

The O'Reilly Auto Parts sponsored United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour ( will roar into the fast 3/8-mile clay oval for events number 47, 48, and 49 on the season for the Nationally touring O'Reilly USCS drivers who also race on paved ovals. The O'Reilly USCS is the only winged outlaw sprint series in the World that races on both dirt and paved surfaces.

The two-night, three-race O'Reilly USCS visit to Dixie Speedway will award points in the O'Reilly USCS National point standings, and the O'Reilly USCS Southern Thunder Tour. The Southern Thunder Tour regional series consists of races in Georgia and Florida. The event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the track.

The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel O'Reilly USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World's most powerful short track race cars. They will literally fly around the track surface at speeds over 120 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see O'Reilly USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 18-inch wide rear tires.

Friday night's Outlaw sprint car action will feature a full program that includes test and tune hot laps, 10-lap heat races, a B-Main and a 30-lap A-Main. The Speedway's weekly racing divisions are on the program as well. The evening's first sprint car race will be the Airflow Research Power Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout.

Friday night's show will set up an opportunity for a single driver to pick up a possible $20,000-to-win during the two-day show. The Friday night main event pays, $2,000-to-win, plus there will be a $500 bonus if the winner comes from at least the fifth starting position.

On Saturday night, if a driver can double-up and pull off the "Dixie Double" by winning both $2,500-to-win 25-lap feature races, that driver will also pocket a $10,000 bonus. The second feature will start totally inverted from the finishing order of the first feature race. There will be a $1,000 bonus to win all three features, and another $1,000 bonus to win the first Saturday night feature from at least the 10th starting spot.

O'Reilly USCS entries will include a number of the nation's top ranked sprint car drivers including America's winningest sprint car driver since the beginning of the 2000 season, Kenny Adams from Malabar, FL. Adams has 131 feature wins in the last five seasons, including 91 with the O'Reilly USCS. He currently leads the point standings in the National Tour, plus the Southern Thunder, and Mid-South Thunder Tours. Adams has already won the O'Reilly USCS Carolina Thunder Tour Championship. The "Malabar Missile" is the defending O'Reilly USCS Dixie Speedway winner, and has two career wins at the track.

The defending and four-time O'Reilly USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, TN, is also among the entrants for the Dixie Speedway show. Gray is also among the top twenty-five drivers in the Nation in feature wins over the past 5 years with over 60 wins. Gray has two wins this season, and is third in the O'Reilly USCS National point standings. The "Bartlett Bullet" is also a three-win O'Reilly USCS winner at Dixie Speedway.

Nineteen year-old young gun Danny 'Hammer" Martin, Jr. of Sarasota, FL is in second place in the O'Reilly USCS National point standings. Martin picked up his first dirt win of the season on July 23 in Cochran, GA, and he also has two asphalt wins.

Adams, Gray and Martin finished last season highly ranked in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame "Driver of the Year" poll. Adams was ranked second, Gray was third and Martin, Jr. finished in the fifteenth spot out of 3000+ drivers considered.

Martin will be joined by a host of other SpeedMart Young Guns including 19-year-old Bryn Gohn of Malabar, FL, who is the current Rookie points leader in the National and Southern Thunder standings.

Gohn is fourth in the National points, and also posted his first career win in July. Sixteen-year-old Matt Tiffany of Daytona Beach, FL is fifth in the O'Reilly USCS National points, and posted his first O'Reilly USCS career win on September 3. Also look for 18-year-old R.J. Johnson of Decatur, TN, who was the 2004 O'Reilly USCS Rookie of the Year and is currently sixth in the 2005 National standings.

Dixie Speedway is located 1 mile west of I-575 on State Road 92. The race track phone number is (770) 926-5315, and the website is For USCS "Outlaw Thunder" info call (404) 886-5913, or visit the USCS web site at


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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Adams , Bryn Gohn , R.J. Johnson