NASHVILLE, Ark. – official series release —
Tim Crawley scored the 74th victory of his United Sprint Car Series career on Friday night at Diamond Park Speedway.
Crawley sat through a 10 minute rain delay on lap 15 before eventually fending off Nick Snyder during the final 10 laps to pick up the victory.
Snyder started seventh in the main event and charged past several drivers to challenge Terry Gray for the runner-up spot on lap 14. On lap 15 as the two approached the rear of the field, a car spun in front of the duo and collected Gray on the bottom of the track. Snyder assumed the second position behind Crawley for the restart and Gray pushed off and joined the field at the rear just as rain began to fall.
After a 10 minute delay, while the cars paced the track, the field ran a quick three lap hot-lap session to test racing surface and received instructions to line up and get ready for the final 10 laps.
On the restart Crawley chose the bottom of the race track and Snyder went to the high side to try and pass the veteran for the first five laps. Crawley then tested the high side for several laps. With two laps to go Snyder appeared to almost spin out midway through turns three and four while driving in deeper trying to steal the victory from Crawley.
That was all Crawley needed to put some distance between he and Snyder. He crossed the finish line five car lengths ahead of the talented rookie for his third USCS win in a row at the fast three-eighths-mile red clay oval.
Morgan Turpen finished third, followed by Blake Jenkins and Anthony Nicholson.
CREDIT: USCS Racing