Posted: Wednesday, August 13th 2014 at 11:10am
Taylor charges to first USCS 600 Sprints win at Duck River
By Jacob Seelman
Fourteen-year-old Brandon Taylor won his career-first wUSCS 600 Sprint Car Series main event at Duck River raceway Park Saturday night. / Photo: Chris Seelman
LEWISBURG, TN – Get out the broom and start the party, because Saturday night in Tennessee, 14-year-old Brandon Taylor showed the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series what a clean sweep was all about.
Taylor, of Cumming, GA, shot from third to the lead on a lap four restart, diving underneath veteran Bob “The Bullet” Trapino from Alpharetta, GA in turn 3 and never looked back from there en route to a historic first USCS-sanctioned win and first-ever win in a micro sprint Saturday night at Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, TN.
The young pilot became the second-youngest driver in the history of the USCS 600 division to win a points-paying event, behind only Taylor Tidmore, after also winning the Hoosier Speed Dash and the heat race to start the night.
“This is amazing,” an ecstatic Taylor said in Victory Lane. “I’ve led some laps at Dixie Speedway (in Woodstock, GA) but never been close to winning one until tonight. This car was just on rails tonight. I can’t even put this into words, it’s unbelievable.”
Kyle Amerson who was doing double duty while also racing in the USCS Sprint Car division as well, charged from last place after an electrical problem kept him from starting the heat race, to finish in second place behind Taylor. Trapino rounded out the podium in third. Jordan Latham, who won twice in USCS 600 competition in 2013, came home in fourth place and Winder, GA’s Mike Magic completed the top five.
Derek Warren held down the sixth place at the checkered flag and USCS newcomer Michael Barton finished in seventh. Bo Barber crossed the stripe in eighth, the final car running at the finish.
Defending series champion Sean Hosey was involved in a lap 3 collision and was scored ninth, out of the race, and Aubrey Black II brought up the rear of the field in tenth after retiring on lap two. The second and final caution of the event occurred on lap 10 when Barber looped his car around in turn 4.
In addition to his dash and heat race victories, Taylor was also the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action. However, following drawing a number six in the inversion draw, Trapino grabbed the pole position.
The USCS 600 Sprint Car Series season continues on Saturday, August 23 with a rescheduled date at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA.
For rules and updated schedule information about the USCS 600 Sprint Car series, visit www.uscsracing.com.
USCS 600 Sprint Car Series
Duck River Raceway Park - Lewisburg, TN
Race Results - Aug. 9, 2014
1. #07 – Brandon Taylor - Cumming, GA
2. #29 – Kyle Amerson - Montgomery, AL
3. #98 – Bob Trapino - Alpharetta, GA
4. #51 – Jordan Latham - Sharon Grove, KY
5. #5M – Mike Magic - Winder, GA
6. #99 – Derek Warren - Oak Grove, KY
7. #21 – Michael Barton - Murfreesboro, TN
8. #14 – Bo Barber - Clarksville, TN
9. #6 – Sean Hosey - Clarksville, TN
10. #22 – Aubrey Black, Jr. - Lookout Mountain, GA
Link: USCS Sprint Car Series
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