USCS: Gray lead standings 2004-04-07

FAYETTEVILLE, GA - The defending and three-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN takes a 12-point lead in the USCS National standings into the next two USCS events in Swainsboro, GA on April 23, and Savannah,...

FAYETTEVILLE, GA - The defending and three-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN takes a 12-point lead in the USCS National standings into the next two USCS events in Swainsboro, GA on April 23, and Savannah, GA on April 24. Although Gray has yet to visit the winner's circle, consistency has been Gray's ally.

After the first five USCS National events of the season, Gray has posted three top-five finishes, including two second-place efforts, and a third-place showing. Chasing Gray in national points is Kenny Adams of Malabar, FL, who is coming on strong with two straight wins in his last two outings in Travelers Rest, SC on April 2, and Batesburg, SC on April 3.

The only thing between "The Malabar Missile" and the point lead is a 20th-place finish on March 27 in Braselton, GA. Adams also posted a top ten finish in February in Barberville, FL.

Curt Michael of Ocean View, DE is third in National points after competing in four of the first five races. Michael has two top five finishes. Bryce Wrenn of Lexington, SC has also competed in four events, and is fourth in National points. Wrenn has turned in one top five finish, and two top tens. Danny Martin Jr. of Sarasota, FL rounds out the top five in National points with two top tens.

The second five in the USCS National points chase are Tom Winegardner Jr. of Pierson, FL, Red Stauffer of Winter Park, FL, R.J. Johnson of Wesley Chapel, FL, Butch Pendergrass of Winston-Salem, NC, and Chad Allum of Kanapolis, NC. Johnson is the top USCS Rookie of the Year candidate in the point standings.

USCS is unique in that it has four point series and separate point funds for each series. In addition to the National Series which encompasses both dirt and asphalt tracks, USCS also has the Outlaw Thunder Dirt Tour, the Asphalt Thunder Tour, and the Sunbelt Tour.

Adams leads the USCS Outlaw Thunder Dirt Point Standings by 14 points over Michael, followed by Gray, who is 12 points behind Michael after four events. Wrenn is fourth, 10 points behind Gray, and Martin trails Wrenn by eight points from the fifth spot. Both wins so far this season for Adams have come on the dirt at Riverside Speedway and I-20 Speedway.

Sixth through tenth in the USCS Outlaw Thunder Dirt points are Winegardner, Stauffer, Johnson, Phil Mott of Hinsdale, NY, and Chad Kemenah of Findlay, OH, who posted a win in Barberville, FL at Volusia Speedway Park during February Speedweeks.

Gray leads the Sunbelt Tour points chase by 32-points over Adams. The three Sunbelt Tour events have been held on the asphalt at Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, GA, and on the dirt Riverside Speedway and I-20 Speedway. Pendergrass is third in Sunbelt points, 20 points behind Adams, and eight points behind Pendergrass is Allum in fourth.

Scott Young of Mooresville, NC is fifth, followed by Wrenn, Mott, Josh Weller of Mertztown, PA, Randy Helton of Palmetto, GA, and Michael. Johnson is the top rookie candidate, and is 17th in Sunbelt Tour points.

Doug Berryman of Mansfield, OH won the Lanier asphalt show and leads the USCS Asphalt Thunder point standings. Gray is second, with Ted Williams of Atlanta, GA in the third spot. Brad Davis of Rutherfordton, NC is fourth, and Jim Raptis of Marietta, GA rounds out the top five.

Joey "The Ace" Aguilar of Tampa, FL is sixth with Joe Rebman of Mansfield, OH, Frank Neill of Vickery, OH, Troy DeCaire of Tampa, FL, and Jimmy Taylor of Green Pond, SC rounding out the top ten respectively. DeCaire leads the USCS Asphalt Thunder Rookie of the Year points.

The next two USCS events will carry National, Outlaw Thunder and Sunbelt Tour points. USCS will stop at Swainsboro Speedway in Swainsboro, GA on April 23, and then move east on I-16 to Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, GA on April 24.

The next two USCS Asphalt Thunder event will be on April 30 and May 1, and will also carry National Series and Sunbelt Tour points. The USCS pavement pounders will visit Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC on April 30, and then move to the Motor Mile Speedway (formerly known as New River Valley Speedway) in Radford, VA on May 1.

For more information and a complete 2004 USCS schedule, visit the series official web site at www.uscsracing.com.

USCS NATIONAL POINT STANDINGS:

POS DRIVER POINTS
1 Terry Gray 678
2 Kenny Adams 666
3 Curt Michael 542
4 Bryce Wrenn 520
5 Danny Martin 512
6 Tom Winegardner Jr. 490
7 Red Stauffer 472
8 R.J. Johnson (R) 432
9 Butch Pendergrass 390
10 Chad Allum 382
11 Jim Raptis 356
12 Phil Mott 328
13 Chad Kemenah 294
14 Joey Saldana 290
15 Scott Young (NC) 286
16 Josh Weller 278
17 Sport Allen 276
18 Shane Stewart 276
19 Tony Stewart 266
20 Randy Helton 266

USCS OUTLAW THUNDER DIRT POINTS:

POS DRIVER POINTS
1 Kenny Adams 556
2 Curt Michael 542
3 Terry Gray 530
4 Bryce Wrenn 520
5 Danny Martin 512
6 Tom Winegardner Jr. 490
7 Red Stauffer 472
8 R.J. Johnson (R) 432
9 Phil Mott 328
10 Chad Kemenah 294
11 Joey Saldana 290
12 Scott Young (NC) 286
13 Josh Weller 278
14 Sport Allen 276
15 Shane Stewart 276
16 Tony Stewart 266
17 Randy Helton 266
18 Butch Pendergrass 264
19 Jason Sides 260
20 Greg Wilson 258

USCS SUNBELT TOUR POINTS:

POS DRIVER POINTS
1 Terry Gray 442
2 Kenny Adams 410
3 Butch Pendergrass 390
4 Chad Allum 382
5 Scott Young (NC) 286
6 Bryce Wrenn 282
7 Phil Mott 278
8 Josh Weller 278
9 Randy Helton 266
10 Curt Michael 266
11 Tom Winegardner Jr. 264
12 Danny Martin Jr. 242
13 Brian Thomas 242
14 Bill Moore 240
15 Jerry Jones 236
16 Doug Gold 232
17 R.J. Johnson 232
18 Red Stauffer 232
19 Johnny Bridges 218
20 Jimmy Taylor 182

USCS ASPHALT THUNDER POINTS:

POS DRIVER POINTS
1 Doug Berryman 150
2 Terry Gray 148
3 Ted Williams 146
4 Brad Davis 144
5 Jim Raptis 142
6 Joey Aguilar 140
7 Joe Rebman 138
8 Frank Neill 136
9 Troy DeCaire 134
10 Jimmy Taylor 132
11 Chad Allum 130
12 Bill Moore 128
13 Butch Pendergrass 126
14 Tommy Nichols 124
15 Aubrey Black 122
16 Nick Manikis 120
17 Doug Fitzwater 118
18 Will Ragsdale 116
19 Tom Patterson 114
20 Doug Gold 112

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Series Sprint
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Shane Stewart , Kenny Adams , Ted Williams , Greg Wil , Scott Young , R.J. Johnson , Chad Kemenah , Brian Thomas
Teams Williams