Paulie Colagiovanni
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Paulie Colagiovanni
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RIGGINS SWEEPS USCS CAROLINA WEEKEND WITH CHEROKEE VICTORY
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4/6/2024

4/6/2024

USCS United Sprint Car Series


RIGGINS SWEEPS USCS CAROLINA WEEKEND WITH CHEROKEE VICTORY

RIGGINS SWEEPS USCS CAROLINA WEEKEND WITH CHEROKEE VICTORY

GAFFNEY, SC - April 6, 2024 - Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC made it two in a row on Saturday night with his United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters victory at Cherokee Speedway. It was the 22nd USCS career win for Riggins, who also won the Friday night series race at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC.

Riggins also drove to his second straight “Clean Sweep” of the racing program by winning the 25-lap Feature Race, the six-lap Hoosier Speed Dash, and the eight-lap Butlerbuilt Racing Products Second Heat.

For the second straight night, the 2023 Daytona 500 Champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. of Olive Branch, MS finished second to Riggins. Cherryville, NC drivers Lance Moss and Johnny Bridges finished third and fourth respectively, and Ryan Roberts of Aurora, NE rounded out the top five.

Ricky Peterson of Rawson, OH led the next group in took the sixth place. A pair of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees, 2021 USCS National Champion Danny Smith of Chillicothe, OH and the defending 15-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN finished seventh and eighth respectively. Brianna Lawson of Southern Pines, NC was ninth. Luke Hill of Odessa, FL started 15th and finished tenth and earned the Wilwood Brakes Hard Charger Award.

In other preliminary action, Stenhouse won the eight-lap Engler Machine & Tool First Heat Race and C.J. Miller of Mooresville, NC won the eight-lap Racing Electronics Third Heat Race.

United Sprint Car Series Marketing Partners are K&N Filters, Engler Machine & Tool, Hoosier Racing Tire, Huggins Cams, Hero Graphics, DMI/Bulldog, J&J Supply of NC, Racing Electronics, JE Pistons, DHR Suspension, Wilwood Disc Brakes, KSE Racing Products, PRO Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, and Arizona Sport Shirts.

For more information visit the USCS website at uscsracing.com and the series Facebook page, or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF UNITED SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS EVENT AT CHEROKEE SPEEDWAY IN GAFFNEY, SC ON 4/6/24:

FEATURE RACE – 25 Laps: 1. 47 Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC (1); 2. 17jr Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Olive Branch, MS (4); 3. 23 Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (3); 4. 07 Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC (2); 5. 23r Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (8); 6. 2 Ricky Peterson, Rawson, OH (5); 7. 4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (7); 8. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN (9); 9. B5 Brianna Lawson, Southern Pines, NC (13); 10. 41 Luke Hill, Odessa, FL (15); 11. G6 Brandon Grubaugh, Ocala, FL (10); 12. 33 Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA (11); 13. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS (17); 5. 23r Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (8); 14. 96 Brandon Sampson, Mesa, AZ (12); 15. 9 C.J. Miller, Mooresville, NC (6); 16. 30 Matt Luck, Lancaster, SC (14); 17. 7 Camden Jackson, Cherryville, NC (16); 18. 17 Biscuit Williams, Mooresville, NC DNS; 19. 29 Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, GA DNS.
HOOSIER RACING TIRE SPEED DASH – 6 Laps: 1. Riggins; 2. Bridges; 3. Moss; 4. Stenhouse; 5. Peterson; 6. Miller.

HEAT RACES – 8 Laps:

ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL HEAT 1: 1. Stenhouse; 2. Bridges; 3. Roberts; 4. Lawson; 5. Larkin; 6. Jackson; 7. Oliver.

BUTLERBUILT RACING PRODUCTS HEAT 2: 1. Riggins; 2. Peterson; 3. Gray; 4. Smith; 5. Luck; 6. Williams.

RACING ELECTRONICS HEAT 3: 1. Miller; 2. Moss; 3. Grubaugh; 4. Sampson; 5. Hill; 6. Willingham.

Submitted by ROBY HELM – Helm Communications – 865-207-4157.

USCS Media contact: Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net Phone 770-865-6097.


Article Credit: Pete Walton

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