June 4, 2012 9:25:32 AM
United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear National points leader Tim Crawley, of Benton, Ark., clinched the USCS Sprint Speedweek six race mini-series Championship on Saturday night in the 15th Annual USCS "Battle at the Bullring" Finals at Columbus Speedway.
Crawley raced from his outside front row starting position past K&N Pole Position starter, Eric Riggins Jr. 17, of Charlotte, N.C., into the lead in turn one of the 30-lap USCS Sprint Speedweek 2012 Finale and never looked back. He also won the USCS Sprint Speedweek 2012 Round No. 5 main event on Friday night. The win Saturday was his fourth USCS feature victory of the season.
Brandon Hanks, of Burlison, Tenn., reached the www.RockAuto.com USCS victory lane in the runner-up spot followed by defending series National Champion Terry Gray, of Bartlett, Tenn., in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place.
Anthony Nicholson, of Bartlett, Tenn., was fourth, and Morgan Turpen, of Oakland, Tenn., the only female driver in the field, was fifth.
Casey Rowland, of Nesbit, was sixth. Justin Carver, of Drummonds, Tenn., was seventh. He competed in a borrowed ride after laying waste to the power plant in his regular mounting during the Goodyear Speed Dash.
Riggins Jr. kicked off the evening's action in the six-lap Goodyear Speed Dash with a trip to the www.RockAuto.com victory lane. Tim Crawley won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Riggins also won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Derek Hagar won the Schoenfeld Third Heat race.
For passing the most cars in the main event, Nicholson, who started 15th and finished fourth, garnered the evening's Wilwood Disc Brakes "Hard Charger" Award. Hanks collected the J.E. Pistons Top Guns award that rotates from first through fifth places. Gray earned the K&N Filters Podium Award for his finish in the A-Main. Turpen earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels top Five Award, and Riggins Jr. received the DMI/Bulldog Top Ten Award.
On Friday, Crawley raced from his outside front row starting position past K&N Pole Position starter, Lee Sowell, of Nesbit, into the lead in turn one of the 20-lap USCS Sprint Speedweek 2012 Round No. 5 and into the www.RockAuto.com USCS victory lane at Columbus Speedway.
The win was Crawley's third 2012 USCS feature victory. Gray, the defending series national champion, chased Crawley to the finish line in the runner-up spot.
Crawley opened the action with a trip to the www.RockAuto.com victory lane in the six-lap Goodyear Speed Dash. He also won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Turpen won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Sowell won the Schoenfeld Third Heat race.
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