Saturday, September 8, 2018
Wild, Wide Open & Wicked Fast Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars Invade Senoia Raceway On Saturday Night
Atlanta, GA – September 7, 2018 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars make their only 2018 visit to Senoia Raceway this Saturday, September 8th. The USCS Senoia Summer Nationals IX will feature 120 mile per hour USCS Winged Outlaw type sprint cars taking on the tricky 3/8-mile gumbo clay oval. The racing schedule also includes the USCS 600 Mini Sprint Series, Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Hobby, Bomber, Mini and Hot Shot racing action.
The track has also scheduled a first time appearance by North Carolina's Jeremy Mayfield. The former NASCAR Cup Series stand-out will be racing in the Late Model Sportsman division this Saturday. After being ousted from NASCAR competition for an apparent drug test violation, Mayfield endured a lengthy court battle with the huge sanctioning body fighting for his innocence. He continues to compete at short tracks in the Carolinas and Georgia and will make his first-ever start this weekend at Senoia Raceway.
The United Sprint Car Series portion of the event expects to draw some of the top winged sprint car drivers from at least seven states including at least five of the series 2018 sprint feature winners.
Heading the entry list is 2017 United Sprint Car Series National Champion Jordon “The Jet” Mallett from Greenbrier, AR. Mallett currently leads the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National point standings. The Arkansan has nine trips to Victory Lane this season. He won six times during the 2017 season, but has never won at Senoia Raceway. Mallett is one of the top ranked sprint car drivers in the nation currently holding down the number ten spot.
The 2015 and 2016 USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, TN is also entered this weekend's show. She was the 2016 USCS Senoia Summer Nationals Champion after grabbing her first win at the speedway on August 20th of 2016.
Eleven-time National Champion, Terry Gray, the "Bartlett Bullet" from Bartlett, TN is currently second in the USCS national point standings behind only Mallett. The veteran driver has one win so far in 2018. Gray holds the top spot for career wins at Senoia Raceway with five dirt track wins and two asphalt wins which came prior to the track's transformation back to dirt in 2010.
The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, MS who is in fourth place in the standings is entered as is Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, FL who is currently in fifth place. Several other veteran sprint car drivers from the state of Georgia are expected to enter including Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Brian Thomas and Jeff Oliver both from Pendergrass, as well as Aubrey Black from Lookout Mountain and newcomer Danny Oliver who recently moved to the Peach State from San Diego, CA.
Other competitors making the longer trip from neighboring states including veteran drivers Lance Moss from Cherryville, NC, Bob Auld from Largo, FL, rookie of the year candidate Nick Drake from Concord, NC and the Father and Son sprint car racing team of Terry and Tanner Witherspoon from Jacksonville, FL. Alabama Outlaw, young gun Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama rounds out a few of the winged warriors to keep your eyes on this weekend at the 'South's Baddest Bull Ring' Senoia Raceway.
Grandstand admission prices on Saturday night are as follows: Adult grandstand admission is $20 and Youth 5-11 years are $5. Children 4 years and younger are FREE. Pit Pass/Trackside Passes are $35 for Adults. Youth/Children 5-12 years are $20 Kids 4 & Under are admitted for FREE to the grandstand, pit area or trackside with an adult.
For additional information, visit the track website at www.senoiaraceway.com or call 770.599.6161.