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USCS Star Morgan Turpen ready to get back to Smoky Mountain on May 4th

 

By Chris Tilley, CT Motorsports Marketing and Promotions

Photo Courtesy: Michael Moats, MRM Racing Photos

 

MARYVILLE, TN (April 29, 2013)—Morgan Turpen is anxiously waiting to race at Smoky Mountain Speedway May 4th.

 

The 20-year-old female sensation from Cordova, TN looks to improve on her finish from last year and become the first female to win a Sprint Car main event at Smoky Mountain Speedway. The 2010 United Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year finished second in last year’s 25-lap main event behind race winner Derek Hagar of Marion, AR.

 

Turpen, who drives the # 10M Sprint Car along with the rest of the USCS Sprint Car tour return to action this weekend for an East-Tennessee double-header on Friday May 3rd at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour then on Saturday May 4th at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville who is fresh off a visit by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series on April 26th.

 

After being born into a family of racers, Turpen’s Sprint Car career goes back a few years as she picked up her first event win on June 18, 2011 during the Fourth Annual Randy Helton Memorial race at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL in which she beat her now car owner and her racing hero Ten-Time National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN to the checkered flag. This was her first of what is now three victories she owns on the National Tour in the 360 Sprint division and also became the only second-ever female driver to win a USCS main event, and at the age of 18. She holds one non-wing 305 Sprint Victory as well as over 40 dirt go-cart racing victories in her ten year racing career.

 

Last season, Turpen picked up her most memorable victory holding off hard charging Tim Crawley of Benton, AR, who was the current points leader on September 2, 2012 at Toccoa (GA) Speedway. This was a big win for the driver who had finished as runner-up in the 2010 and 2011 USCS points chase.

 

Sponsors of Turpen’s Sprint Car ride include SomethingInked, Wesmar Racing Engines, CNB Mushroom Farms, Polaris of Memphis and Pro Signs. From the early 1980s ‘til now the SomethingInked, located out of Nashville, TN has grown from a single man hand pressing logos into denim, to a team of over 40 with services ranging from graphic design to screen printing and embroidery. Over the past 30 years SomethingInked has acquired hundreds of thousands of loyal clients including major and minor sports leagues, prominent Las Vegas hotels, and over 250,000 churches nationwide. Morgan has shirts available from SomethingInked at the race track for sale or contact her through her Facebook page.

 

This Saturday at Smoky Mountain, the Pit Gates will open at 3:00 pm with Tier Parking and Grandstand Gates swinging open at 5:00 pm and the Driver’s Meeting is slated for around 7:00 pm. Adult Grandstand Admission is $15.00, while Adult Tier Parking Admission is $20.00 and Adult Pit Passes are $35.00.

 

Racing action for Smoky Mountain Speedway includes the hosting of other special events throughout the 2013 season including: Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series, Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals Series, Ray Cook’s Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series, American Modified Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, United Sprint Car Series, Southern Regional Racing Series and the Ultimate Late Models.

 

For further information on the United Sprint Car Series (United Speed Contest Sanction), visitwww.uscsracing.com or Call (770) 560-7223 or Series Founder Pete Walton at (770) 865-6097.

 

The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road in Maryville, TN 37801. The track phone number is (865) 856-8989. You can obtain further information on Smoky Mountain Speedway by logging on towww.smokymountainspeedway.com . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.

 

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