Posted: Tuesday, August 12th 2014 at 8:59am
Nicholson cashes in for USCS victory at Duck River
By Jacob Seelman
Anthony Nicholson won his third United Sprint Car Series main event of 2014 and seventh of his career Saturday night at Duck River Raceway Park. / Photo: Chris Seelman
LEWISBURG, TN - Anthony Nicholson is making a habit of holding off seasoned veterans to win races. Nicholson, from Bartlett, Tennessee, rocketed out to the early lead from the pole and then held Terry Gray off in traffic to win Saturday night’s 25-lap Duel at the Duck A-main at Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, TN, leading every lap of the caution-free feature in the process of reaching the USCS Victory Lane for a $2000 payday.
The victory was Nicholson’s third USCS win of the season, the most he has ever had in a single year on the tour, as well as his seventh career USCS triumph all-time.
“We had ran up top all night long and kept watching, kept watching, kept watching and the late models just knocked (the top) off. On the start of the race, we hit the bottom and the car didn’t feel real good down there, but it worked out for the best and we’re in Victory Lane so I can’t complain too much,” Nicholson explained.
Gray had to settle for chasing Nicholson to the checkered flag and finished in second place. His teammate, Morgan Turpen, rounded out the podium in third place. Jeff Willingham tied his career-best USCS finish with a fourth place effort and veteran USCS racer Aubrey Black, out of Lookout Mountain, GA, completed the top five finishers.
Curt Terrell ended the night in sixth place and Kyle Amerson finished in seventh place. Terry Witherspoon crossed the line in eighth, with Grovetown, GA’s Jay Dunham behind him in ninth place. Bob Auld completed the field in tenth.
Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Gray scored the win in the first heat. Nicholson rolled to the victory in the fully-inverted second heat.
Nicholson was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the inversion draw, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award.
The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N continues their 2014 Outlaw Thunder Tour schedule next Saturday, August 16th at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, TN.
For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series, visit uscsracing.com.
USCS Sprint Car Series
Duck River Raceway Park - Lewisburg, TN
Duel at the Duck - Aug. 9, 2014
1. #16 – Anthony Nicholson - Bartlett, TN
2. #10 – Terry Gray - Bartlett, TN
3. #10M – Morgan Turpen - Cordova, TN
4. #28 – Jeff Willingham - Ripley, MS
5. #21 – Aubrey Black - Lookout Mountain, GA
6. #27 – Curt Terrell - Bartlett, TN
7. #29 – Kyle Amerson - Montgomery, AL
8. #43 – Terry Witherspoon - Jacksonville, FL
9. #51 – Jay Dunham - Grovetown, GA
10. #83 – Bob Auld - Largo, FL
Link: USCS Sprint Car Series
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