USCS: Rome Speedway preview

USCS Rome, GA Event Rescheduled For Father's Day Treat ROME, GA - Rome Speedway will try again on Sunday night, June 20 with the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars after the show was rained out last week. Nineteen cars...

USCS Rome, GA Event Rescheduled For Father's Day Treat

ROME, GA - Rome Speedway will try again on Sunday night, June 20 with the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars after the show was rained out last week. Nineteen cars were in the pits including Steven Graham from Australia, with more on the way when rain washed out the event.

Leading the entry list are the USCS "Top Guns" Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN, and Kenny Adams of Malabar, FL. They will be joined by the top winged outlaw sprint car drivers in the Southeast.

Gray is the defending and three-time USCS National Champion and is fresh off his fourth win of the season on June 5 Columbus, MS. Gray leads the USCS National point standings coming into the Rome event. Adams has five USCS wins this season, and currently is third in the standings. The "Malabar Missile" is the winningest winged outlaw sprint car driver since 2000, posting 96 wins.

Young guns include 18-year-old Danny "The Hammer" Martin of Sarasota, FL and 16-year-old Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Olive Branch, MS as they wrestle the 700 horsepower winged, alcohol-burning machines around the ½-mile high-banked clay oval.

Additionally, the Georgia "Peach State Gang" will be led by 2003 USCS National Championship runner-up Jim Raptis of Marietta. Also look for "Flyin' Brian" Thomas of Auburn, Jeremy Scott of Franklin, Aubrey Black of Lookout Mountain and Randy Helton of Palmetto.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Dirt Tour will compete in the Air Flow Research Power Dash, heat races, a consolation race and a 30-lap main event. The Rome race will carry National, Outlaw Thunder Dirt Tour and Sunbelt Tour points for USCS competitors. Time permitting, a USCS drivers autograph session will be held prior to the series' main event.

Rome Speedway will also hold a stock car racing program with features in the Economy Bombers, Super Bombers, and Cruisers. The Sportsman Division will compete in a Championship Race paying $750 to win and Limited Late Model Championship Race will pay $1,000 to win, plus a big trophy to each winner.

The pit gates opens at 4 p.m., the grandstand gate opens 5 p.m. and racing is set to start at 7:30 p.m. All rain checks will be honored for people that purchased tickets last weekend. Tickets will still be available at the gate. Adult grandstand admission is $20. Discount coupons worth $5 off adult tickets are available at Advanced Auto Parts stores throughout Calhoun and Rome.

Kids 11 and under are free with a paying adult, and students ages 12-17 are $5. Trackside parking is $22 and pit passes are $25.

Rome Speedway is just south of Rome near Hwy 411 and the Hwy 1 Bypass intersection. For more information, visit the website at www.dixiespeedway.com or call Rome Speedway at 706-235-2541. For details on the USCS, go to www.uscsracing.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Adams , Ricky Stenhouse Jr.