Zaiontz races to 3rd 2012 USCS 600 win at Toccoa

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    Zaiontz races to third 2012 USCS 600 Sprint win at Toccoa

    Toccoa, GA – April 14, 2012 - Veteran mini sprint racer and defending USCS 600 Sprint Car Series Champion Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi passed 17 year-old young gun, Chris Openshaw from Bessemer, Alabama coming to the white flag and held off the talented young gun for the final two circuits to reach the USCS victory lane at Toccoa Speedway on Saturday night. It was Zaiontz’s third win in five starts in USCS 600 competition this season. Openshaw who led the first eighteen circuits around the 5/16 D-Shaped oval crossed the finish line in the runner-up spot for the third time this season.

    Matt McCullough from Snellville, Georgia finished in the third position. The previous night’s feature winner at Carolina Speedway, Rick Goss from Charlotte, North Carolina finished fourth and veteran racer, Dwight Pilgrim rounded out the top five drivers. Bob Trapino from Alpharetta, Georgia lead the rest of the field in sixth place. The only female in the field, 16year-old Cassie Klenke from Greer, South Carolina followed Trapino in the seventh finishing position. Veteran Mini Sprint racer, Mike Magic from Winder, Georgia finished eighth followed by 2011 Rookie of the Year, Sean Hosey from Clarksville, Tennessee who collected ninth place rewards.

    Dwight Pilgram was the winner of the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race. The eventual feature winner Bobby Zaiontz won the Hoosier Tire Second Heat. Rick Goss who started ninth and finished fourth received the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hardcharger Award. The K&N Filters Pole Award was also garnered by Dwight Pilgram.

    The next USCS 600 Sprint Car Series event, the Dixie Mini Sprint Spring Xplosion is scheduled for next Saturday, April 21[SUP]st[/SUP] at the famed Dixie Speedway 3/8 mile D-shaped race track in Woodstock, Georgia. The USCS 600 winged mini sprints join a full racing program including Super Late Models and stock car racing. Dixie Speedway is located at 150 Dixie Drive, Woodstock, Georgia 30189. The speedway’s phone number is 770-926-5315.

    For rules and information on the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit or call 770-460-7223.

    Toccoa Speedway USCS 600 Sprint Car Series results:

    Engler Machine and Tool First Heat:
    Dwight Pilgram, Bob Trapino, Matt McCullough, Mike Magic, Rick Goss, Shaun Fitzgerald and Sean Hosey.

    Hoosier Race Tire Second Heat:
    Bobby Zaiontz, Chris Openshaw, Chris Sparks, Cassie Klenke, Josh Bentley and Tyler Price.

    USCS 600 Sprint Car Series main event 20-laps results:
    Toccoa Speedway on Saturday, April 14, 2012

    1. 1 Bobby Zaiontz, Columbus, MS
    2. 17c Chris Openshaw, Bessemer, AL
    3. 14 Matt McCullough, Snellville, GA
    4. 9 Rick Goss, Charlotte, NC
    5. 73 Dwight Pilgrim, McDonough, GA
    6. 98 Bob Trapino, Alpharetta, GA
    7. 94 Cassie Klenke, Greer, SC
    8. 5m Mike Magic, Winder, GA
    9. 6 Sean Hosey, Clarksville, TN
    10. 9 Tyler Price, Clarksville, TN - DNS
    11. 28 Shaun Fitzgerald, Powder Springs, GA - DNS
    12. 66B Chris Sparks, Walhalla, SC - DNS
    13. 42 Josh Bentley, Walhalla, SC – DNS

    Race Awards
    K&N Filters Pole Award: Dwight Pilgram
    K&N Filters Podium Award: Matt McCullough
    Keizer Race Wheels Hard Charger: Rick Goss
    Wilwood Disc Brakes Top Five Award: Dwight Pilgram
    DMI Top Ten Award: Sean Hosey

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