Carolina Tracks Set For Spring Speed Xplosion
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The United Sprint Car Series is set to get back in action next week after a few weeks of rained out events.
The 18th annual Outlaw Thunder Disturbing the Peace tour begins again next week with the co-sanctioned USCS vs. URC North South “Spring Speed Xplosion” double-header at two speedways in the Charlotte, N.C., metro area.
On Friday, April 11, the two nationaly prominent winged sprint car series visit the familiar confines of the Carolina Speedway’s three-eighths mile clay oval in Gastonia, N.C. On Saturday, April 12, the USCS and URC sprint car drivers headline the racing action at the historic half-mile Lancaster (S.C.) Speedway.
The USCS series is joined on the racing card on both nights by the Delaware-based URC series in this co-sanctioned event that has potential to be a repeat of last season’s classic USCS vs. URC and North vs. South Shootout held last Fall at Carolina Speedway and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.
The two-night weekend also kicks off the 2014 USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series schedule of events that includes racing on both dirt and paved ovals. Both USCS races will award National USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour national and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series championship points.
Expected entries for both nights include at least four previous multi-time USCS Carolina Speedway USCS sprint car winners including 10-time National USCS National Champion Terry Gray and former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges.
Also entered are two one-time Carolina Speedway sprint car winners, Eric Riggins Jr. and female sprint car hotshoe Morgan Tureen from Cordova, both previous winners at the track.
URC entries include include 2012 series champion Robbie Stillwagon and 2013 runner-up Josh Weller.