It’s a long way from North Hamptonshire, England to South Carolina’s Travelers Rest Speedway.
But for Ryan Harrison, the destination was worth it, as he landed in victory lane with a win in USCS Sprint Car Series competition on Friday night.
Harrison took the lead on lap five of the 25 lap feature, and raced to his first career series win, not to mention his first career Sprint Car victory.
He survived a mid-race caution that brought Eric Riggins, Jr. and Terry Gray to his rear bumper for the restart.
When the green flag flew, Gray got past Riggins and pursued Harrison until they reached lapped traffic. Gray drew within three car lengths before Harrison got back in clean air.
Gray gave up the runner-up spot to Riggins a couple of laps later.
Riggins chased Harrison to the finish line but had to settle for second with Gray in third, Brandon McLain in fourth, and Alex Lyles in fifth.
Lance Moss and Riggins, Jr. won their respective heat races, with Moss also winning the speed dash.
The series was slated to compete on Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. But wet weather left the track unworkable, leading series officials to cancel the event.
Up next for the USCS Sprint Car Series is a trip to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on October 7-8. For more information, visit USCSRacing.com.
USCS Sprint Car Series
Travelers Rest Speedway – Travelers Rest, SC
Race Results – September 9, 2022
1. 197-Ryan Harrison
2. 47R-Eric Riggins Jr
3. 10-Terry Gray
4. 21B-Brandon McLain
5. 17-Alex Lyles
6. 23-Lance Moss
7. 51-Matt Linder
8. 36-Tim Perry
9. 7E-Eric Gunderson
10. 33-Joe Larkin
11. 28-Jeff Willingham-DNF