clear
Friday April 29th, 2016 10:27AM

Crawley wins USCS Ellis Palasini Classic finale at Greenville

By Jacob Seelman
GREENVILLE, MS - One night after he was outrun at one of his best race tracks, Tim Crawley put himself back on top. Crawley, from Benton, AR, blasted away from the pole position and held off a late-race charge from Michael Miller to win his second straight Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS.<br /> <br /> The win marked Crawley's 71st career USCS feaure win and sixth series win of 2014. Crawley has now won six of the last seven USCS features he has entered and six of the last 10 USCS races overall.<br /> <br /> "We had the rain on Friday night and the track was pretty heavy then, but tonight it was way more like it normally is for us," Crawley said. "There at the end I could hear (Miller) up top there and I'd have moved up in about one more lap. Sometimes when you're riding out front there you can't tell what's going on behind you, but I had already seen Miller up high on that first run and I figured it was him. One more lap we'd have made a race out of it, but we hung on for this one tonight."<br /> <br /> Miller made a valiant charge on the extreme high line of the race track to close within two seconds of Crawley in the final 12 laps, but ran out of time to make a challenge for the win and had to settle for second.<br /> <br /> "Man, I tell you what, Wesley and the staff here at Greenville did a fine job tonight, complete 180 from how this track was Friday night. This is the Greenville that I'm accustomed to," Miller said following the race. "To run (second) behind Crawley, it's amazing, he's a super driver. It's just an honor to get to see the 88 and not be getting lapped. I'm ecstatic tonight."<br /> <br /> The race was slowed by caution only once, when Jerod Roller and sprint car rookie Brett McMillen spun in turn 2 on lap 8 of the main event. Behind Crawley and Miller, Morgan Turpen rounded out the podium in third. Friday night's Greenville winner Anthony Nicholson finished fourth and Terry Gray rounded out the top five.<br /> <br /> Roller, Ronny Howard, Klint Angellette, Shane Morgan and Jeff Willingham rounded out the top ten.<br /> <br /> Turpen kicked off the evening's racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Crawley scored the win in the first heat. Nicholson rolled to the victory in the second heat.<br /> <br /> Crawley was the provisional pole-sitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the inversion draw, Crawley received the K&N Filters Pole Award.<br /> <br /> The United Sprint Car Series continues their 2014 schedule on Friday night, August 8 with the rescheduled Sprint Car Mania VI event at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, GA. For more info, visit <a href="http://www.uscsracing.com" target="_blank">uscsracing.com</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>USCS Sprint Car Series</strong><br /> <strong> Greenville Speedway
  • Associated Categories: Sports, NASCAR News, Sprint Cup
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2014 Top 10: Looking back at the top sports stories of the year
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn
11:55PM ( 1 year ago )
NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedules set for 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NASCAR announced recently the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
2:00PM ( 1 year ago )
Lanierland boys final: Johnson makes history with win over Red Elephants <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Ever the aggressor on the court, Johnson
8:55AM ( 1 year ago )
Sports
Pits will be tight as Chili Bowl entry count hits 316
TULSA, OK - The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire is on track to be a record smashing event, with the entry count climbing over the 300 mark for the first time to 316 entries confirming 303 drivers for the indoor spectacular happening Tuesday, January 13 through Saturday, January 17 at the Tulsa Expo Center in Tulsa, OK.
9:59AM ( 1 year ago )
New promoters in place for 2015 at Senoia Raceway
SENOIA, GA - Lease papers have been signed and a team of new promoters is in place for the upcoming stock car racing season at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA.
6:00AM ( 1 year ago )
Garbo, Jr. to compete in NASCAR K&N East with Whelen sponsorship
CHARLOTTE, NC--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- When Marsh Racing and longtime team sponsor Whelen Engineering Company, Inc. got the opportunity to put together a race team for 2015, they looked closely at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
12:00PM ( 1 year ago )
NASCAR News
Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave
DOVER, DE (AP)
6:30PM ( 1 year ago )
Kurt Buschs ex seeks no-contact order at hearing
DOVER, DE (AP)
12:27PM ( 1 year ago )
Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP)
2:54PM ( 1 year ago )
Sprint Cup
(VIDEO) Baseball: Red Elephants try to erase memories of 2015 finish, recent adversity as 2016 playoffs begin
Gainesville baseball coach Jeremy Kemp put it very succinctly earlier this week as the Red Elephants prepared to open the Class AAAAA state playoffs on Friday in a doubleheader against Alexander at Ivey-Watson Field...
3:06PM ( 4 hours from now )
Soccer playoffs: Northeast Georgia squads continue stellar start to postseason
While the first two days of the state soccer playoffs proved strong for northeast Georgia programs, Thursday was downright dominant. Eight area programs clinched second round berths during the night, including a pair of statement victories.
By AccessWDUN Staff
12:20PM ( 1 hour from now )
Russell Fleeman scores Hartwell Limited Late Model win
Former asphalt Late Model champion Russell Fleeman showed again on Saturday night he knows his way around a dirt track.
10:00AM ( 27 minutes ago )
(VIDEO) Boys soccer: East Hall boys make statement in first round win
For about 20 minutes Thursday in East Hall’s first round Class AAA playoff matchup with Gordon Central, Leo Toledo and Sergio Turcios played a two-man game that no one else was allowed to participate in.
8:29AM ( 1 hour ago )
Carl Edwards looks for third straight Sprint Cup win
Carl Edwards has long advocated for NASCAR implementing a lower downforce aerodynamics package for it race cars.
By NASCAR Wire Service
8:00AM ( 2 hours ago )