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Mark Smith sweeps USCS Sprint opener doubles @Bubba Raceway

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:05 pm    Post subject: Mark Smith sweeps USCS Sprint opener doubles @Bubba Raceway Reply with quote

For Immediate Release:
USCS WEEKEND WRAP-UP FROM BUBBA RACEWAY PARK
Double, Double Vision; Mark Smith swept USCS Winter Heat opening weekend at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday (2/9-2/10)

Ocala, Florida - February 12, 2018 – The 70’s rock band, Foreigner must have known Mark Smith was coming to race at Bubba Raceway Park this past weekend, cause they made a song, just for the occasion way back in 1978, “Double Vision” . That was what Fans and the other race teams got last weekend at BRP was a double vision of Mark Smith in victory lane in the USCS Winter Heat Rounds One and Two. The Sunbury, Pennsylvania driver took up where he left off in United Sprint Car Series competition last November by winning rounds One and Two of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Winter Heat Series main events over this past weekend at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. By doing so, Smith ran his win streak to three-in-a-row in USCS competition. All three wins have come at Bubba Raceway Park, including the USCS Florida State Championship Race final last November 11th. Smith bested a talented field of 35 drivers from 15 states and Canada and parked his own Mach 1 number 1m sprint car in the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane on both Friday and Saturday nights to kick his 2018 season off in a successful manner.

After winning Friday night’s 25-lap final, Smith raced from the K&N Filters Pole Position into victory lane while leading the entire 30-laps in the Saturday night weekend sprint car finale. Washington state driver Seth Bergman jumped from his fifth starting position into the runner-up spot on lap one and took up the chase after the fleeting Smith. Danny Martin, Jr. from Sarasota, Florida lost a spot to Jacksonville, Floridian Terry Witherspoon, but recovered to the third position on lap two. Witherspoon held down the fourth spot followed by New York racer, Larry Wight in fifth.

That running order held until in the top five until lap thirteen when A.J. Maddox from Tampa, Florida moved in to the order, while the balance of the top ten saw a lot of shuffle going on. Maddox moved into the top three on lap eighteen.

Over the last dozen laps the order behind Smith and Bergman changed several times with Coleman Gulick from Binghamton, New York racing from fourteenth place into the top five. He then advanced into third place after a lap nineteen restart.
By lap twenty-three, Carson Short, who finished in the runner-up spot behind Smith on Friday night, had charged from a sixteenth starting position into the lead group.

On lap twenty-nine the caution came out for a stopped car exiting turn two to create a two-lap green-white checker dash to the finish. This pulled Seth Bergman, Coleman Gulick, Carson Short and A.J. Maddox right up to the back bumper of the the leader, Mark Smith.

When the green flew again Smith held off Bergman and company to cross the line ahead of Bergman, Gulick, short and A.J. Maddox in that order. The second group had the evening’s Hoosier Speed Dash winner, fifteen-year-old Tyler Clem from St. Petersburg, Florida in sixth followed by Columbus, Indiana/s Tony Stewart in seventh position. Danny Martin, Jr. crossed in eighth place followed by Larry Wight in ninth place. Defending USCS National Champion, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas rounded out the top ten finishers in a talent-laden field.

Heat race victories on Saturday night went to Joe Swanson from Elma Green, Indiana in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Danny Martin, Jr. in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. The Butlerbuilt third heat checkers was claimed by Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, Florida. The Schoenfeld Headers fourth heat was won by Terry Witherspoon. The fifth and final FireAde heat race was won by Jordon Mallett. The Hero Graphics B-Main Number One win went to Wayne Johnson from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Carson Short won the second one. The K&N Filters Pole Award and pole position was garnered by Mark Smith after first heat winner, Joe Swanson drew a zero inversion for high points earner, Mark Smith. Carson Short earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger award after passing twelve cars in the main event.

The next USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event is set for Friday and Saturday nights February 23rd and 24th at Southern Raceway in Milton, Florida for the USCS Winter Heat Rounds Three and Four. For updated schedules and other USCS info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series at 770-865-6097.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2018 and 22nd USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, FireAde, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour Sprint Cars at Bubba Raceway Park
on SATURDAY 02-10-2018 Winter Heat Round Two results:

Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 7J-Joe Swanson[1] ; 2. 3a-AJ Maddox[2] ; 3. 14g-Coleman Gulick[3] ; 4. 5d-Zach Daum[4] ; 5. 14T-Tony Stewart[6] ; 6. 47x-Dylan Westbrook[5] ; 7. 1s-Joey Schmidt[7]

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 24jr-Danny Martin Jr[2] ; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[4] ; 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson[5] ; 4. 24d-Danny Sams III[1] ; 5. 82-Matt Kurtz[6] ; 6. 42-Andy McElhannon[7] ; 7. 5-Andy Teunessen[3]

Butlerbuilt Heat 3 - Schoenfeld Headers (8 Laps)
1. 38-Tony Agin[1] ; 2. m1-Mark Smith[5] ; 3. 21-Carson Short[3] ; 4. 1p-Curtis Evans[2] ; 5. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[7] ; 6. 01-Shane Morgan[4] ; 7. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[6]

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 4 – ButlerBuilt (8 Laps)
1. 43-Terry Witherspoon[2] ; 2. 28-Tanner Thorson[1] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[4] ; 4. 43H-Derek Hagar[3] ; 5. 10-Terry Gray[6] ; 6. 10B-Mitch Brown[5] ; 7. 10h-Dustin Homan[7]

FireAde Heat 5 - (8 Laps)
1. 14m-Jordon Mallett[3] ; 2. 99L-Larry White[4] ; 3. 21k-Thomas Kennedy[6] ; 4. 14c-Tyler Clem[7] ; 5. 20-Frank Carlsson[1] ; 6. 3G-Garrett Green[5] ; 7. 22-Shawn Murray[2]

Hoosier Tire Speed DASH (6 Laps)
1. 14c-Tyler Clem[2] ; 2. m1-Mark Smith[4] ; 3. 28-Tanner Thorson[1] ; 4. 21-Carson Short[3] ; 5. 14T-Tony Stewart[5] ; 6. 7J-Joe Swanson[6]

Hero Graphics B-Main 1 -(12 Laps)
1. 2c-Wayne Johnson[1] ; 2. 14T-Tony Stewart[3] ; 3. 5d-Zach Daum[2] ; 4. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[4] ; 5. 1p-Curtis Evans[5] ; 6. 42-Andy McElhannon[7] ; 7. 01-Shane Morgan[8] ; 8. 20-Frank Carlsson[6] ; 9. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[10] ; 10. 10h-Dustin Homan[9] ; 11. 22-Shawn Murray[11]

DHR Suspension B-Main 2 - (12 Laps)
1. 21-Carson Short[1] ; 2. 43H-Derek Hagar[2] ; 3. 82-Matt Kurtz[3] ; 4. 10B-Mitch Brown[7] ; 5. 47x-Dylan Westbrook[6] ; 6. 24d-Danny Sams III[5] ; 7. 1s-Joey Schmidt[8] ; 8. 10-Terry Gray[4] ; 9. 3G-Garrett Green[9] ; 10. 5-Andy Teunessen[10]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. m1-Mark Smith[1] ; Sunbury, PA
2. 23-Seth Bergman[5] ; Snohomish, WA
3. 14g-Coleman Gulick[14] ; Binghamton, NY
4. 21-Carson Short[16] ; Marion, IL
5. 3a-AJ Maddox[10] ; Tampa, FL
6. 14c-Tyler Clem[13] ; St. Petersburg, FL
7. 14-Tony Stewart[17] ;Columbus, IN
8. 24-Danny Martin Jr[2] ; Sarasota, FL
9. 99L-Larry Wight[8] ; Fulton, NY
10. 14-Jordon Mallett[4] ; Greenbrier, AR
11. 4-Danny Smith[12] ; Chillicothe, OH
12. 5d-Zach Daum[19] ; Pocahontas, IL
13. 10-Terry Gray[23] ; Bartlett, TN
14. 43-Terry Witherspoon[3] ; Jacksonville, FL
15. 28-Tanner Thorson[11] ; arson City, NV
16. 2c-Wayne Johnson[15] ; Oklahoma City, OK
17. 43H-Derek Hagar[18] ; Marion, AR
18. 10B-Mitch Brown[22] ; Branford, ONT., CAN
19. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[21] ; Jacksonville, FL
20. 38-Tony Agin[7] ; Ft. Myers, FL
21. 82-Matt Kurtz[20] ; Jacksonville, FL
22. 21k-Thomas Kennedy[9] ; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
23. 7J-Joe Swanson[6] Elma Green, IN

Did Not Transfer
1p - Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO
47x - Dylan Westbrook, Scotland. Ontario, CAN
42 - Andy McElhannon, Hernando, MS
24d - Danny Sams III, Northport, FL
01 - Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS
1s - Joey Schmidt, Ellisville, MS
20 - Frank Carlsson, Oxford, FL
3g - Garrett Green, Valrico, FL
99 - Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL
5T - Andy Tuenessen, Kalamazoo, MI
10x - Dustin Homan, Farmington, MO
22 - Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL



USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 14c Tyler Clem
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 7j Joe Swanson
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: 24 Danny Martin, Jr.
K&N Filters Pole Award: 1m Mark Smith
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (2nd Place) 23 Seth Bergman
PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award: (2nd Place) 23 Seth Bergman 14g Coleman Gulick
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 14g Coleman Gulick
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award:. Carson Short (started 16th and finished 4th)
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: 14c Tyler Clem
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: 14TSR Tony Stewart
DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award: 24 Danny Martin, Jr.
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Jordon Mallett


Fiday night results:
PA’s Mark Smith goes two-in-a-row in USCS competition on Friday at Bubba Raceway Park

Ocala, Florida - February 9, 2018 – Mark Smith from Sunbury, Pennsylvania took up where he left off in United Sprint Car Series competition last November by winning the Round One USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Winter Heat Series main event on Friday night at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. By doing so, Smith ran his win streak to two-in-a-row in USCS competition. Both wins have come at Bubba Raceway Park, including the USCS Florida State Championship Race final last November 11th. Smith bested a talented field of 35 drivers from 14 states and Canada to park his own company’s Mach 1 sprint car in the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane to in the USCS series’ 2018 season opener.

Smith started from the K&N Filters Pole Position and raced into victory at the end of the 25 laps. Carson Short from Marion, Illinois raced past the first four cars including Smith on lap one and led the first seven laps. Mark Smith got back by Short as the two approached lapped traffic on lap eight and led the balance of the race.

Snohomish, Washington driver Seth Bergman got past Caron Short into the runner-up spot on lap fifteen and took up the chase after the fleeting Smith. Bergman was able to challenge Smith several times in lapped traffic and after restarts , but, could not make a pass for the lead. On lap 23, Bergman’s shot at the win ended when he collided with Tony Agin who lost a front wheel with two laps to go. Carson Short re-gained the runner-up spot at that poit and crossed the finish line behind Smith after the re-start. Fifteen-year-old young gun Tyler Clem from St. Petersburg, Florida followed Smith and Short across the finish line in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place after starting the main-event twelve positions back from fifteenth.

Tanner Thorson from Carson City, Nevada was doing double-duty driving a Powri Midget entry in their main event just before jumping into his USCS winged sprint car ride for this main event. Thorson was impressive while starting way back in 21st position and charging into the top five to finish fourth.

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Tony Stewart from Columbus, Indiana also started deep in the field in nineteenth place on the grid. He passed fourteen cars to round out the top five drivers.

Joe Swanson from Elma Green, Indiana fiished in sixth place followed by Danny Martin, Jr. from Sarasota, Florida in seventh place. Defending USCS National Champion, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas finished in eighth place after starting twenty-third. Larry Wight from Fulton, New York finished in ninth position and multi-time Powri National Midget Champion, Zach Daum from Pocahontas, Illinois rounded out the top ten finishers in a star-studded field.

Tony Agin who finished in fifth place in the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour 2017 National point standings kicked off the evening’s action and the 2018 USCS racing season by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Heat race victories on Saturday night went to Joe Swanson from Elma Green, Indiana in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and the 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. The Butlerbuilt third heat checkers was claimed by Larry Wight of Fulton, New York. The Schoenfeld Headers fourth heat was won by Mark Smith. The fifth and final FireAde heat race was won by Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, Florida.

The Hero Graphics B-Main Number One win went to Tyler Clem. Danny Martin, Jr. won the DHR Suspension second one. The K&N Filters Pole Award and pole position was garnered by Mark Smith after first heat winner, Joe Swanson drew a zero inversion for high points earner, Mark Smith. Tanner Thorson earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger award after passing seventeen cars in the main event.

The next USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event is on Saturday night February 10th back at Bubba Raceway Park for the USCS Winter Heat Round Two. For updated schedules and other USCS info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series at 770-865-6097.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2018 and 22nd USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, FireAde, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. PRO Shocks, KSE Racing Products, DHR Suspensions, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphics.

United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Bubba Raceway Park
on FRIDAY 02-09-2018 results – 35 entries from 14 US states and Canada:

Hoosier Tire Speed DASH - (6 Laps) 1. 38-Tony Agin[2] ; 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett[4] ; 3. 24d-Danny Sams III[1] ; 4. 10-Terry Gray[3] ; 5. 43h-Derek Hagar[5] ; 6. 42-Andy McElhannon[6].

Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 7J-Joe Swanson[1] ; 2. 5d-Zach Daum[2] ; 3. 43-Terry Witherspoon[3] ; 4. 14c-Tyler Clem[6] ; 5. 1p-Curtis Evans[4] ; 6. 82-Matt Kurtz[5] ; 7. 12b-Bryan Eckley[7]

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 43h-Derek Hagar[1] ; 2. 01-Shane Morgan[2] ; 3. 14g-Coleman Gulick[6] ; 4. 10-Terry Gray[3] ; 5. 28-Tanner Thorson[5] ; 6. 3G-Garrett Green[4] ; 7. 22-Shawn Murray[7]

Butlerbuilt Heat 3 - 8 Laps)
1. 99L-Larry Wight[4] ; 2. 24d-Danny Sams III[1] ; 3. 3a-AJ Maddox[3] ; 4. 24jr-Danny Martin Jr[5] ; 5. 14TSR-Tony Stewart[7] ; 6. 42-Andy McElhannon[6] ; 7. 20-Frank Carlsson[2]

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 4 - (8 Laps)
1. m1-Mark Smith[5] ; 2. 10h-Dustin Homan[1] ; 3. 47x-Dylan Westbrook[4] ; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[7] ; 5. 10B-Mitch Brown[6] ; 6. 1s-Joey Schmidt[2] ; 7. 21k-Thomas Kennedy[3]

Fireade Heat 5 - (8 Laps)
1. 38-Tony Agin[2] ; 2. 2c-Wayne Johnson[1] ; 3. 21-Carson Short[6] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 5. 14m-Jordon Mallett[4] ; 6. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[7] ; 7. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[5]

Hero Graphics B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 14c-Tyler Clem[1] ; 2. 3a-AJ Maddox[2] ; 3. 14TSR-Tony Stewart[3] ; 4. 28-Tanner Thorson[5] ; 5. 21k-Thomas Kennedy[11] ; 6. 42-Andy McElhannon[7] ; 7. 14m-Jordon Mallett[6] ; 8. 22-Shawn Murray[9] ; 9. 20-Frank Carlsson[10] ; 10. 3G-Garrett Green[8] ; 11. 4-Danny Smith[4]

DHR Suspension B-Main 2 - (12 Laps)
1. 24jr-Danny Martin Jr[2] ; 2. 43-Terry Witherspoon[1] ; 3. 10B-Mitch Brown[4] ; 4. 10-Terry Gray[3] ; 5. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[6] ; 6. 1s-Joey Schmidt[8] ; 7. 1p-Curtis Evans[5] ; 8. 82-Matt Kurtz[7] ; 9. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[9] ; 10. 12b-Bryan Eckley[10]

A-Main - (25 Laps)
1. m1-Mark Smith[1] ; Sunbury, PA
2. 21-Carson Short[5] ; Marion, IL
3. 14c-Tyler Clem[15] ; St. Petersburg, FL
4. 28-Tanner Thorson[21] ; Carson City, NV
5. 14TSR-Tony Stewart[19] ; Columbus, IN
6. 7J-Joe Swanson[6] ; Elma Green, IN
7. 24jr-Danny Martin Jr[16] ; Sarasota, FL
8. 14m-Jordon Mallett[23] ; Greenbrier, AR
9. 99L-Larry Wight[2] ; Fulton, NY
10. 5d-Zach Daum[9] ; Pocahontas. IL
11. 10-Terry Gray[22] ; Bartlett, TN
12. 43-Terry Witherspoon[18] ; Jacksonville, FL
13. 10B-Mitch Brown[20] ; Brantford, Ontario, CAN
14. 43h-Derek Hagar[7] ; Marion, AR
15. 23-Seth Bergman[8] ; Snohomish, WA
16. 38-Tony Agin[3] ; Ft. Myers, FL
17. 24d-Danny Sams III[11] ; Northport, FL
18. 14g-Coleman Gulick[4] ; Binghamton, NY
19. 3a-AJ Maddox[17] ; Tampa, FL
20. 10h-Dustin Homan[12] ; Marquand, MO
21. 47x-Dylan Westbrook[14] ; Scotland, Ontario, CAN
22. 01-Shane Morgan[10] ; Biloxi, MS
23. 2c-Wayne Johnson[13]; Oklahoma City, OK


Did Not Start
24. 21k-Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
25. 83-Mark Ruel Jr., Jacksonville, FL
26. 42- Andy McElhannon, Hernando, MS
27. 1s - Joey Schmidt, Ellisville, MS
28. 22 - Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL
29. 1p - Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO
30. 20 - Frank Calrsson, Oxford, FL
31. 82 - Matt Kurtz, Jacksonville, FL
32. 3G - Garrett Green, Valrico, FL
33. 99 - Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL
34. 4 - Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH
35. 12B - Bryan Eckley, Tampa, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards on Friday 2/9/18:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: 38 Tony Agin
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 7j Joe Swanson
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: 43H Derek Hagar
K&N Filters Pole Award: 1m Mark Smith
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (1st Place) 1m Mark Smith
PRO Shocks Champion Choice Award: (2nd Place) 21 Carson Short
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 14c Tyler Clem
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award:. Tanner Thorson (started 21st and finished 4th)
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: 7j Joe Swanson
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: 24 Danny Martin, Jr.
DHR Suspension Eighth Place Award:14m Jordon Mallett
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: 5d Zach Daum

USCS Photo/Caption #1m; No it’s not double vision, Sunbury, Mark Smith dominated the 2018 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour opening weekend at Bubba Raceway Park while winning both Round One and Two of the USCS Winter Heat Series at the 3/8 mile Ocala, Florida clay oval.
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