Moving on to Anderson June 1 for Next UARA Race
For immediate release
Hendersonville, NC (5/21/12)
After being one of the most talked about races, UARA-STARS put Kingsport in their rear view mirror and prepares themselves for Anderson Motor Speedway for the UARA-STARS 150 on June 1st. One particular STAR that looks forward to putting Kingsport in his rear view mirror is Scott Turlington.
Turlington, who’s been with the series since 2008, has had a roller coaster of a season so far. In the season opener, he finished with a solid top ten finish. During Easter weekend at Dillon Motor Speedway, he started from the outside pole and led the majority of the race. He was two spots shy of a win and finish third. "As far as how this year has gone so far. I couldn't ask for anything more out of Nick (Hutchins) or the guys. They have given me great cars to work with so far and we're only four races into the season. I can only see things getting better. Wrecks and part failures have taken a toll on us in the points race, but those were things that were beyond our control. We just have to keep pushing forward and concentrate on getting those wins. Our day in the sun is coming and it's very likely it could be at Anderson in June."
A win was just around the corner for the Mid Atlantic Controls Corporation # 58 machine, until motor issues took them out of the race at Rockingham. Under the full moon at Kingsport, Turlington used the first part of the race to gain ground and pass his opponents, but was put behind pit wall when he, Ben Rhodes and Travis Swaim tried going three-wide in turn four. He currently sits in seventh position in the UARA-STARS Championship Points.
As the schedule continues, Turlington has high hopes for his run at Anderson. Last year during the series’ tour, Turlington ran a .007 second lap quicker than his former teammate Andy Mercer. Turlington won the ‘Tilton’s Most Lap Led’ award for that event and finished fourth. Still looking for his first UARA win, Turlington knows his way around Anderson and can bring his crew to victory lane.
"I'm very excited to be heading back to Anderson. The track itself reminds me a lot of my home track growing up, Southside Speedway. We are going to test there next week sometime, cause when race weekend rolls around we are there for one thing and one thing only...to get that win."
The rookie challengers for 2012 are one amazing group of young guns. Following Dillon Bassett who is leading the rookie challenge is Tyler Laing of SW Ranches, FL. Laing who drives the machine of Coulter Motorsports has brought home a 16th, 13th, 8th and 11th place finish so far this season. He was awarded the Holley Performer of the Race trophy for his efforts at Rockingham. Laing is a carefree young man with the will to race. "Im really excited about the rest of the year. I love the series its well ran and were having alot of fun. The team and I feel fortunate to be second in the rookie points. We plan on assaulting the rookie and championship title and were very excited about the next races." Laing said.
Following Bassett and Laing are Ben Rhodes, Jake Morris, Sean Rayhall, Devin Jones, Josh Wright, Brandon Jones, Cory Joyce and Trey Marcham. This rookie challenge will continue to be nothing but exciting for the fans with such talented drivers competing. Could 2012 be the year a rookie wins the UARA championship title. With twelve races remaining it is any mans game.
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