SAVANNAH, GA - Kenny Adams of Malabar, FL made his winning move for the United Sprint Car Series main event on Saturday night at Oglethorpe Speedway Park before the race during intermission. Adams drew the number one starting spot in the...
SAVANNAH, GA - Kenny Adams of Malabar, FL made his winning move for the United Sprint Car Series main event on Saturday night at Oglethorpe Speedway Park before the race during intermission. Adams drew the number one starting spot in the Coca-Cola Challenge, and then led all 30 laps driving the Goodson Farms Shaw/Ott to post his ninth USCS wins of the season.
The defending and three-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN finished second in the Goodson Farms/Wendy's Maxim/Wesmar. Gray had one opportunity to challenge Adams on a lap 15 restart, but Adams pulled away before Gray could work around the lapped traffic.
Brice Wrenn of Lexington, SC drove his Stainless Fabricators Hench/Gaerte home in the third spot, and fourth went to Steven Graham of Sydney, Australia in the Richard Petty Driving Experience Maxim/RPDE. Michael Miller of Ocean Springs, MS made his first USCS start of the season a good one with a fifth-place finish in the Hill Brothers Air and Hydraulics Challenger/Gaerte.
Stephen Darvalics of Venice, FL posted his best USCS finish in only his third start with a sixth-place effort in the CineMoves Clincher/Gaerte. The 1997 USCS Champion Red Stauffer of Winter Park, FL was seventh in the C&B Mushrooms Shaw/Ott, and eighth went to Scott Christian of Valliant, OK in the Southern States Rail Service Stealth/Dynotech.
R.J. Johnson of Decatur, TN finished ninth after starting 16th in the Leaf Race Wear/Pin Rings J&J/ZRE, and Bruce Cline of Apex, NC started 17th and rounded out the top ten in the Cline Motorsports Stealth/Engler. Johnson, who was the Rookie of the Race, shared the Huggins Racing Cams Hard Charger Award with Cline.
The Coca-Cola Challenge gave the USCS competitors an opportu nity to race for up to $1,600 in bonus money, or $200 for each car the winner passed from the beginning to the end of the race. Since Adams started from the pole, Saturday night's $1,600 will be added to another $1,600 when USCS returns to OSP next season.
Danny Martin received the Weld Racing Hard Luck Award after his Martin Structures Schnee/ZRE failed to start for the main event. Terry Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL won the first ten lap heat race in the Durden Surveying Schnee/Witherspoon, and Adams won the second ten-lap heat race after apparent winner Chad Allum of Kannapolis, NC failed to cross the scales after the race.
The event was delayed two hours by a heavy thunderstorm, but the Oglethorpe Speedway Park track crew was able to roll the dirt track back in to get the race in.
The next event for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Dirt Tour will be on July 23-24 for a Middle Georgia Doubleheader. The series returns to Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, GA on July 23, and then travels to Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, GA on July 24. For more information, visit the USCS website at www.uscsracing.com.
Official Results Of Round 21 At Oglethorpe Speedway Park In Savannah, Ga On 7/17/04: <pre>
POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS 1 1 4a Kenny Adams Malabar, FL 30 2 2 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 30 3 4 1w Brice Wrenn Lexington, SC 30 4 6 14 Steven Graham Sydney, AUS 30 5 8 4 Michael Miller Ocean Springs, MS 30 6 5 32 Stephen Darvalics Venice, FL 30 7 9 2 Red Stauffer Winter Park, FL 29 8 11 1 Scott Christian Valliant, OK 29 9 16 71 R.J. Johnson (R) Decatur, TN 28 10. 17 c1 Bruce Cline Apex, NC 28 11. 15 5 Dave Thorman Greenville, SC 27 12. 3 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 15 13. 7 X Tommy Denton Jacksonville, FL 9 14. 13 10s Matt Stegeman Dover, FL 6 15. 19 4b Bryn Gohn Malabar, FL 3 16. 10 19 Jerry Jones Clermont, FL 2 17. 12 00 Danny Martin Jr. Sarasota, FL DNS 18. 14 8 Tighe Schloss Jacksonville, FL DNS 19. 18 87 Chad Allum Kannapolis, NC DNS
ENTRIES: 19 LEAD CHANGES: None LAPS LED: Adams, 1-30 HUGGINS CAMS HARD CHARGER: Johnson (started 16th and finished 9th) and Cline (started 17th and finished 10th) WELD RACING HARD LUCK AWARD: Martin CAUTIONS: 1 AIR FLOW RESEARCH POWER DASH (6 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Martin; 3. Graham; 4. Christian; 5. Johnson (R). 1ST HEAT (10 Laps): 1. Witherspoon; 2. Denton; 3. Graham; 4. Wrenn; 5. Stauffer; 6. Christian; 7. Stegeman; 8. Thorman; 9. Cline; 10. Gohn.
2ND HEAT (10 Laps): 1. Adams; 2. Gray; 3. Miller; 4. Darvalics; 5. Jones; 6. Martin; 7. Schloss; 8. Johnson; 9. Allum.
USCS NATIONAL POINT STANDINGS THROUGH 7/17/04: 1.. Terry Gray - 3042 2.. Danny Martin Jr. - 2770 3.. Kenny Adams - 2572 4.. R.J. Johnson (R) - 2462 5.. Brice Wrenn - 2150 6.. Tom Winegardner Jr. - 1932 7.. Chad Allum - 1512 8.. Butch Pendergrass - 1228 9.. Jim Raptis - 1068 10.. Red Stauffer - 1034 11.. Brian Thomas - 1032 12.. Bill Moore - 1032 13.. Doug Gold - 978 14.. Scott Christian - 882 15.. Johnny Bridges - 868 16.. Steven Graham - 850 17.. Jeremy Scott - 804 18.. Randy Helton - 800 19.. Bruce Cline - 706 20.. Marshall Skinner - 694
R - Denotes Rookie of the Year Candidate