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Thunder will hit Columbus Speedway


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The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by Goodyear winged sprint cars headline the 15th annual USCS Battle at the Bullring tonight and Saturday at Columbus Speedway. 


The two-night winged sprint car event serves as the Round No. 5 and the Round No. 6 Finale for the USCS Sprint Speedweek 2012 mini-series. The seventh annual six-race/eight-day mini-tour already has made stops at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., Greenville Speedway in Greenville, and Clayhill Motorsports (5/28) in Atwood, Tenn. Severe weather Thursday canceled Round No. 4 scheduled for Thuat Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tenn.    


The first three events have produced three winners. The USCS presented by Goodyear Outlaw Thunder Tour is enjoying its most competitive season, with eight winners in its first 10 events. 


This weekend's event will feature a top field of drivers from at least seven states to the famed 3/10 mile clay oval. 


Joining the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars on the tripleheader USCS racing card will be the K&N Filters USCS Modified Touring Series for open wheel modifieds and the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series for winged mini/micro sprints. 


Tonight, the Nesmith Dirt Late Models, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks will be in action. Each of the divisions will contest a full racing program, including main events both nights. 


On Saturday night, all six divisions will compete in a full racing program in each division. The Columbus Super Late Models will compete as co-headliners with the winged sprint cars. 


Last week, first-time Late Model winners Josh Cahill and Chad Finley found their way to victory lane at Columbus Motor Speedway. 


Cahill, a Rookie NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model competitor, held off Chad Pendleton to win the 50-lap NASCAR Late Model race. 


Finley led the first 57 laps of the 100-lap event for the JEGS CRA All-Star Tour. Daniel Hemric and Anderson Bowen forced their way past, but Finley re-took the lead after Hemric and Bowen collided. He then held off a charge by David Carter for the victory. 


For directions or more information, go to, or call 662-241-6262. 




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