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Hagar and Hanks and Gardner share USCS “Flip Flop” spotlight at Riverside in USCS Fall Nationals 2012

USCSWest Memphis, AR – November 4, 2012 – The USCS Fall Nationals 2012 presented by Goodyear “Flip Flop 50” season finale for the United Sprint Car Series winged sprint cars at historic Riverside Speedway on Sunday again produced two different winners. 2006 USCS Rookie of the Year, Derek Hagar from nearby Marion, Arkansas started from the K&N Filters Pole Position in front of the talent-laden field and charged into the lead and turn one and never looked back in route to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the first 25-lap contest to place himself in position to collect a $5000 bonus if he could win the second fully inverted 25-lap contest starting from the rear of the field.

2012 sprint car Rookie driver Brandon Hanks from Burlison, Tennessee started outside the front orw and led a group of mostly young drivers to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane in the second fully inverted 25-lap main event. Hagar managed to advance from the rear of the field back to tenth place at the finish in the second feature race to garner the Wilwood Disc Brake Hardcharger Award. .

Sunday, November 4, 2012 USCS presented by Goodyear at Riverside Int.
Speedway results:

On Sunday afternoon, young gun Dalton Davis from Millington, Tennessee advanced to the first Flip Flop 50 A-Main by winning the Engler Machine and Tool First B-Main event. The 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year and only female driver in the field, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee won the Goodyear Racing Tire 12-lap Second B-Main contest that would set the final eight positions in the 22 car field field for the first 25-lap Flip Flop 50 main event. Ronny Howard from Nesbit, Mississippi was added to the field in twenty-third position as a provisional starter to set the field with 23 cars for the feature race finals.

USCS Flip Flop 50 – Main Event Number One:

After collecting the most passing points on Friday evening in his heat race and winning the K&N Filters Pole Scramble on Friday night, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas started from the K&N Filters Pole Position in the first 25-lap USCS presented by Goodyear “Flip Flop 50” main event. Hagar was the winner in the first half of the 2010 version of the USCS “Flip Flop 50, Sunday’s first feature race started straight-up from the finish of the K&N Filters Pole Scramble on Friday night. Zack Pringle started outside of Hagar in the front row. Ten-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee started inside the second row with current National point’s leader and 15-time 2012 USCS feature winner, Tim Crawley from Benton Arkansas started outside of the second row.

On the start of the race, Hagar charged past Zack Pringle into the lead in turn one. He then had to repeat that move after Brad Bowden’s loop in turn three on the first lap created a complete re-start. Hagar streak away to lead the entire 25-laps after cautions for other incidents brought the field onto his rear bumper during two more caution periods. After Pringle fell out on lap two with mechanical issues. Tim Crawley charged from his fourth place starting position past Terry Gray into the runner-up spot. Crawley then chased Hagar the balance of the race, but, could not create a passing opportunity and followed Hagar to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane.
Former USCS series Champion Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas raced from seventh starting position to finish in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year and a Friday night heat race winner, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee advanced from a sixth place start to finish in fourth place. Terry Gray rounded out the top five finishers.

The next group of finishers included Joey Moughan from Springfield, Illinois in sixth place followed by 2009 USCS Rookie of the Year, Justin Carver in seventh place. The Engler Machine and Tool First B-Main winner, Dalton Davis from Millington, Tennessee finished in eighth place. 2010 USCS Mid South regional serie Rookie of the Year and two-time 2012 feature winner, Jerod Roller from Olive Branch, Mississippi finished in ninth place and young gun Casey Rowland from Nesbit, Mississippi rounded out the top ten finishers in the first “Flip Flop 50” A-Main event. Dalton Davis garnered Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars (seven) in main event number one.

USCS presented by Goodyear results: Sunday, November 4, 2012- Riverside Speedway

USCS presented by Goodyear – Engler Machine and Tool B-Main #1

Pos. Car# Driver/Hometown

1 12 Dalton Davis, Millington, TN

2 31 Justin Webb, Drumonds,TN

3 52 Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK

4 27 Curt Terrell, Millington, TN

5 66 Geoff Dodge, Colorado Springs, CO

6 20 Jody Rowland, Marion, AR

7 44c Wesley Shepard, Nesbit, MS

8 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

9 14T Jimmy Bridgeman, Farmington, MO

10 58 Wade Oliver, Southaven, MS

USCS presented by Goodyear – Butlerbuilt B-Main #2

Pos. Car# Driver/Hometown

1 80 Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

2 39 Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS

3 1 Eddie Gallagher, Piperton, TN

4 26s Howard Moore, Memphis, TN

5 31G Johnny Gardner, Little Rock, AR

6 40 Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN

7 2 Alex Pettas, Phoenix, AZ

8 12m Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS

9 0 Andy McElhannon, Hernando, MS – DNS

10 4 Nathan Cook, Oakland, TN – DNS

USCS Goodyear Flip Flop 50 Feature Race #1 presented by www.RockAuto.com

Pos. Start Car# Driver/Hometown

1 1 9 Derek Hagar, Marion, AR

2 4 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR

3 7 26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR

4 6 16 Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN

5 3 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

6 9 15 Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL

7 10 87 Justin Carver, Drummonds, TN

8 15 12 Dalton Davis, Millington, TN

9 5 5 Jerod Roller, Olive Branch, MS

10 11 C4 Casey Rowland, Nesbit, MS

11 13 3 A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR

12 16 80 Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

13 19 52 Blake Hahn, Tulsa, OK

14 17 31 Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN

15 21 27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN

16 9 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

17 8 26S Howard Moore, Memphis, TN

18 14 3H Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN

19 12 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

20 20 1 Eddie Gallagher, Piperton, TN

21 8 17g Cody Gardner, Little Rock, AR 1

22 18 39 Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS

23 2 14Z Zach Pringle, Benton, AR

USCS presented by Goodyear Sprint Car Race Awards: www.racegoodyear.com Engler Machine and Tool B-Main #1 Award: #12 Dalton Davis www.englermachine.com

Butlerbuilt B Main #2 Award: # www.butlerbuilt.net K&N Filters Pole Award: #9 Derek Hagar www.knfilters.com Wilwood Eng. Hard Charger Award: #88 Tim Crawley (started 15th finished 8th) www.wildwood.com JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10 Terry Gray (5th place) www.jepistons.com K&N Filters Podium Award: #26 Marshall Skinner (3rd place) www.knfilters.com Keizer Wheels Top Five Award: #10 Terry Gray www.keizerwheels.com Diversified Machine Inc/DMI Top 10 Award: #C4 Casey Rowland www.diversifiedracing.com

ENTRIES: 35 drivers from 7 states
LEAD CHANGES: None
LAP LEADERS: Derek Hagar led laps 1-25.

PHOTO/CAPTION car #9 Jr.:

Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas captured the 25-lap United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear USCS Fall Nationals main event number one of two on Sunday night (11/4/12) at Riverside International Speedway. (Phil Bowden photo)

Sunday’s USCS Flip Flop 50 – Main Event Number Two:

Rookie driver Brandon Hanks from Burlison, Tennessee charged from his outside front row starting position into the www.RockAuto.com USCS victory lane 25-laps later in the second fully inverted half of twin main events in the USCS Fall Nationals “Flip Flop 50” event for winged sprint cars. It was the young driver’s first-ever United Sprint Car Series win. A $2500 paycheck accompanied his victory at the historic ¼ mile Gumbo clay oval.

2012 USCS presented by Goodyear Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi started from the K&N Filters Pole Position and led the field into turn one. When the field of 23 cars reached turn three on lap one Willingham and the cars of young gun Dalton Davis and past series Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Piperton, Tennessee tangled and brought out the caution for a complete re-start. Davis and Gallagher left the track unable to return. Willingham re-fired at the rear of the field.

On the re-start Hanks and another rookie driver, Howard Moore from Memphis, Tennessee led the firld to the green flag. Hanks won the contest for the lead into turn one and never looked back with the hammer down all of the way to the finish line.. Howard Moore looked just as impressive in only his eighth 360 sprint car start of his first season and chased Hanks the entire distance from close range to race home in the runner-up spot. Another young gun, Casey Rowland from Nesbit, Mississippi charged his way from outside the fifth row past veteran Ronny Howard also from Nesbit, Mississippi into third place on lap twenty-four to finish in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place at he finish. Howard who lost a cylinder while running in second place earlier in the race finished in fourth place and Curt Terrell from Bartlett, Tennessee had a career best USCS finish in fifth place.

Another young driver, Justin Webb from Drummonds, Tennessee led the next group to the finish line in sixth position in the second main event. Tim Crawley who clinched his first USCS National Championship at the event followed in seventh place. Another 2012 rookie 360 sprint car driver, Blake Hahn from Tulsa, Oklahoma finished in eighth place. Hahn swept the weekend in the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series with a win on both Friday and Sunday nights. The 2010 USCS Mid South regional series Rookie of the Year, finished ninth in this second feature race. Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who won the earlier Flip Flop 50 feature race number one, rounded out the top ten drivers in the final USCS presented by Goodyear sprint main event of the 2012 season. Hagar who started dead-last in the field in the second main event was competing for a $5000 bonus if he could win the second 25-lap race as well.

USCS “Flip Flop” Feature Race #2 presented by K&N Filters – 25 laps (fully inverted start)

Pos. Start Car# Driver/Hometown

1 00 3H Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN

2 2 26s Howard Moore, Memphis, TN

3 14 C4 Casey Rowland, Nesbit, MS

4 22 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

5 20 27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN

6 6 C4 Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN

7 10 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR

8 21 52 Blake Hahn, Tulsa, OK

9 18 5 Jerod Roller, Olive Branch, MS

10 22 9Jr. Derek Hagar, Marion, AR

11 00 80 Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

12 00 26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR

13 15 87 Justin Carver, Drummond, TN

14 5 16 Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN

15 3 3 A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR

16 00 39 Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS

17 12 17g Cody Gardner, Little Rock, AR

18 00 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

19 00 14z Zach Pringle, Benton, AR

20 2 15 Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL

21 1 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

22 13 12 Dalton Davis, Millington, TN

23 16 1 Eddie Gallagher, Piperton, TN

USCS presented by Goodyear Sprint Car Race Awards: www.racegoodyear.com

K&N Filters Pole Award: #28 Jeff Willingham www.knfilters.com Wilwood Eng. Hard Charger Award: #9 Derek Hagar (started 23rd finished 10th) www.wildwood.com JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #3H Brandon Hanks (1st place) www.jepistons.com K&N Filters Podium Award: #c4 Casey Rowland (3rd place) www.knfilters.com Keizer Wheels Top Five Award: #27 Curt Terrell www.keizerwheels.com Diversified Machine Inc/DMI Top 10 Award: #9Jr. Derek Hagar www.diversifiedracing.com

ENTRIES: 35 drivers from 7 states

LEAD CHANGES: None

LAP LEADERS: Brandon Hanks laps 1-25.
CAUTIONS: Cautions two

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