UARA Counting Down to the Season Opener on March 17, 2012
2-27-12 Henderonville, NC
Pigwire joins forces with the UARA as a contingency sponsor. Many a driver in the UARA series is familiar with the smiling face of Richard Mellentine. Mellentine has been a part of the UARA family for several years being a representative for G Force South. Mellentine now branches out to promote his Pigwire Wire Harness for the series. Many competitors already use Pigwire Harnesses in their machines. Pigwire will have a cash award for each event called the "Pigwire Electrifying Moment of the Race" plus year end awards. The "Pigwire Electrifying Moment of the Race" is a universal award that can be for an amazingly good move or for a driver who has some really bad luck in the event.
In recent weeks, the UARA has been introducing some of the Rookie contenders for 2012. This week we spotlight on Tyler Laing. Laing is an 18 year old out of SW Ranches, FL who is currently living in Mooresville, NC. He is a student at the Nascar Technical Institute in Mooresville. Laing has signed on to drive the number 16 machine of Coulter Motorsports in his rookie challenge. Laing enjoys hunting, fishing, 4 wheeling and has his goal set on having a career in auto racing. He began his racing career at the age of 8 in quarter midgets accomplishing many track records and wins during his quarter midget runs. He moved up to the Pro Truck Series in 2008 having much success there topping it off with the 2009 Fastruck Pro Touring Series Champion. With a resume like this, Laing will be a strong force in the UARA Rookie Challenge.
The UARA takes this time to congratulate John King II on his win in the NCWTS race at Daytona last weekend. King held his ground and ran lap after lap in a pack with the front runners in a postition to be there for the win. After several attempts at a green, white checker finish, in the end it was King who came home triumphant. Clay Greenfield also had a great run in the truck race and we congratulate him as well. Former UARA champion Jake Crum was one of the fastest trucks in practice but failed to make the event.
The UARA-STARS will kick off the 2012 racing season on March 17, 2012 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Racing with the UARA STARS at the season opener will be the Renegades and the Caolina Vintage Racers. The Renegade drivers are showing quite a bit of interest in the event. Carroll McKinney, Brad Nelson, Barney Arnette, Stephen Shore, Eddie Russ, Steve Griffith, Dillon Crouch, Greg Austin,Trey Pitts and Darby Crouch are Renegade drivers who have pre entered for the Renegade portion of the event.
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Press Release by: Kassie Hughes