USCS: "Road to Indy" starts at IRL's Atlanta 500

Atlanta, Ga. - As a part of the Indy Racing League's "Road to Indy" driver development program, the United Sprint Car Series will have several of their top ten drivers on hand along with their USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour winged sprint cars during...

Atlanta, Ga. - As a part of the Indy Racing League's "Road to Indy" driver development program, the United Sprint Car Series will have several of their top ten drivers on hand along with their USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour winged sprint cars during this weekend's Indy Racing Northern Light - Atlanta 500 Classic at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia.

The USCS cars will be on display in the main grandstand area Friday night before and during Indy Racing time trials and will be taken to the garage area for viewing by spectators who will have access to the garages after time trials on Friday night. They will again be on hand for Saturday night's race.

Drivers include, 20 year old USCS rising star, Chris Rogers, from Winston, Georgia, 7th place Randy Helton from Palmetto, Georgia, plus Jim Raptis of Marietta, Georgia, who is 5th in the current standings and "Rookie," points leader Aubrey Black of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, who sits in 9th position going into the series next event at Huntsville Speedway on May 4th.

Rogers who almost upset defending USCS champion and 2000 National Driver of the Year, Kenny Adams at Concord Motorsport Park in the season opener last Saturday night by leading the first 20 laps of the event and finishing second will be on hand to sign autographs. Rogers was the 1999 USCS top rookie and finished in third place in the 2000 standings. He is obviously second in this years points.

The young Rogers will display his # 7 Clincher chassis mount sponsored by Atlanta's Williams Brothers Lumber for the Atlanta 500 Classic fans to enjoy.

Helton will stand along side his beautiful #27 Helton's Tranmission Special, while, Jim Raptis will display his unique Engine Research bright red #77 Maxim. All 3 of thier cars are powered by Engine Research Chevrolet power plants. Black will proudly show off the red #21 Increte Systems Gambler he drove to a 9th place finish at Concord in a 26 car field , in just his first sprint car start.

-USCS-

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Adams
Teams Williams