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|September 29, 2016 - Crate Invitational Classix Details Revealed
(List Updated 09/29/16)
|Rainsville, AL (9/24/16) ---
United Crate Racing Alliance officials and Marvin Ford's Fort Payne Motor Speedway have released information for the upcoming "Crate Invitational Classix" October 6th - 8th. The Northeast Alabama Dirt Track will host the inaugural event for the Crate Late Model series paying a season high $5,000 to-WIN the feature event. Drivers had to qualify for the event by earning an invite with a respectful finish at a UCRA event in 2016. Only five invites per race were dolled out with a total of 53 racers being tallied for the finale.
As a promoters option, each track also is being awarded five other provisionals for racers that supported their tracks with Crate Late Model racecars. Duck River Raceway Park in Shelbyville, TN, Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN, Thunderhill Raceway Park in Summertown, TN, Tennessee National Raceway in Holenwald, TN, TriCounty Racetrack in Brasstown, NC, I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater and the Wartburg (TN) Speedway joined Fort Payne's track in hosting events in 2016. All of the participating tracks will be represented at the "C.I.C" event and discussions of the 2017 season will begin over the weekend of racing.
Thursday (Oct 6th) Practice is scheduled for racers, with Friday being highlighted by qualifying and four to six $500 to-WIN heat races. Last Chance races and the nights 60 lap feature will be contested Saturday October 8th. Super Late Models, Sportsman, A&B-Hobby, Pony and FWD divisions will all see competition on Saturday night along with the UCRA Invitational. Track Promoters will be making contact with their racers in lieu of Promoters Options for Invites. Below is a list of all Invitee's for the UCRA "C.I.C" finale event October 6-8.
1 Riley Hickman # R1 Duck River Raceway Park
2 Ashley Newman # 73 Duck River Raceway Park
3 Rusty Ballenger # 29B Duck River Raceway Park
4 Eric Hickerson # 98 Duck River Raceway Park
5 Robert Gant # 22G Duck River Raceway Park
6 Jensen Ford # 83 Smoky Mountain Speedway
7 Jake Teague # 117 Smoky Mountain Speedway
8 Forest Trent # 101 Smoky Mountain Speedway
9 Cory Hedgecock # 23H Smoky Mountain Speedway
10 Greg Martin # 24M Smoky Mountain Speedway
11 Cody Martin # 17 ThunderHill Raceway
12 Ryan King # 30 ThunderHill Raceway
13 Jimmy Elliott # J39 ThunderHill Raceway
14 Tyler Wood # 17JR ThunderHill Raceway
15 Michael Smith # 15S ThunderHill Raceway
16 Heath Hindman # 9 TN National Raceway
17 Ronnie Cooper # 10 TN National Raceway
18 Donald Johns # 66c TN National Raceway
19 David Earle Gentry # 2 TN National Raceway
20 Steve Holcombe # 17H TN National Raceway
21 Jamie Perry # 4p Tri County Race Track
22 Chip Brindle # 17 Tri County Race Track
23 Pierce McCarter # 71 Tri County Race Track
24 Ethan Hunter # 3H Tri County Race Track
25 Dallas Manus # 9m Tri County Race Track
26 Kyle May # 55 Fort Payne Motor Speedway
27 Kasey Hall # 42 Fort Payne Motor Speedway
28 Tod Hernandez # 23s Fort Payne Motor Speedway
29 Sam Seawright # 16s Fort Payne Motor Speedway
30 Dustin Harris # 4H Fort Payne Motor Speedway
31 John Ownbey # j0 I-75 Raceway
32 Anthony White # 2x I-75 Raceway
33 Kenny Kizzar # 157 I-75 Raceway
34 Phillip Thompson # 24T I-75 Raceway
35 Ryan Tims # 84T I-75 Raceway
36 Ross White # 0w Wartburg Speedway
37 Robert Edwards # 76R Wartburg Speedway
38 Josh Henry # B00 Wartburg Speedway
39 Tanner Works # T35 Fort Payne Motor Speedway
40 Jason Welshan # 2w Fort Payne Motor Speedway
41 Jesse Lowe # 5J Fort Payne Motor Speedway
42 Dylan Whitlock # 17w Fort Payne Motor Speedway
43 Chris Harris # 17H Fort Payne Motor Speedway
44 Josh Fields # 11 I-75 Raceway
45 Barry Goodman # 24 I-75 Raceway
46 Shane Smith # 4 I-75 Raceway
47 Chase King # 44 I-75 Raceway
48 Andy Standridge # 15 I-75 Raceway
49 William Thomas # A19 Smoky Mountain Speedway
50 Oakley Johns # C6 Smoky Mountain Speedway
51 Brett Wyatt # 17 Smoky Mountain Speedway
52 Jed Emert # 98 Smoky Mountain Speedway
53 Evan Taylor # 36 Smoky Mountain Speedway
54. Brad Coffee # 88 I-75 Raceway
55 Andy Picklesimer # 1P I-75 Raceway
56 Jeremy Hicks # 3 I-75 Raceway
57 Justin Summers # 99 I-75 Raceway
58 Ruben Mayfield # 00 I-75 Raceway
59 Jason Manley # 32M I-75 Raceway
60 Bill Frey # 5 Fort Payne Motor Speedway
61 Marty May # 45 Fort Payne Motor Speedway
62 Chad Green # 159 Fort Payne Motor Speedway
63 Teddy Snow # 0 Fort Payne Motor Speedway
64 Travis Smith #17 Fort Payne Motor Speedway
65 Shawn Luke # 32 Fort Payne Motor Speedway
66 Adam Smith # 14R Tri County Race Track
67 Drew Deaver # 12 Tri County Race Track
68 Jason Deal # 7 Tri County Race Track
69 Brett Shook # 17 Tri County Race Track
70 Anthony Rymer # 2 Tri County Race Track
71 Dallas Manus # 9M Tri County Race Track
72 Brandon Williams # 95
73 Drew Kennedy # K37
74 Mickey Trosclair # 521
75 Jason Lowe # 5J
76 Jason Cardwell # 7
77 Kenny Ford # 61
|September 17, 2016 - Works & Teague Take Weekend UCRA Wins
|Nabbing his first career United Crate Racing Alliiance victory, fifth-starting Tanner Works of Cleveland, Tenn., crossed the finish line 0.94 seconds ahead of runner-up Jake Teague at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn. Friday night The race was slowed by six caution flags; three of those caution flags came on lap 19. Fellow Cleveland native John Ownbey and Cory Hedgecock of Tellico Plains swapped the lead lap after lap in traffic before the lap 19 caution. on the restart, Works took the lead using the outside line to pass from his third place slot. He kept the lead the rest of the way in the 40-lap affair, turning back consistent pressure pocketing the $2,500 winners check. Works # T35 "D&K Auto Repair, Superior Transmission and Old Man's Garage" sponsored CVR Racecar previously won Crate Late Model feature at Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway and finished second in UCRA competition..Works was Fast-Time Award winner with a 13.666 seconds. Heat race winners:Ownbey, Hedgecock, Knoxville racers Josh Henry and Philip Thompson.
Saturday night 2015 UCRA Champion Jake Teague of Petros, Tenn., surived a last-lap tangle with a chargin Riley Hickman, who was attempting to overtake Teague making a high-side charge, on the final lap. The two would collide off of turn four heading to the checkered flag, with Hickman taking the brunt of the collision faltering to fourth off the concrete wall. The victory was Teague's second UCRA victory of the season, who led every lap of the event despite the wild finish. Cory Hedgecock dropped out of the event after contact with the turn-three wall while running third on lap 33. The event was slowed by caution flags on laps 2, 32 and 33. Teague's Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by C&C Trucking and Wade's Construction and powered by Eagle Racing Engines. Works would finish 3rd runner up William Thomas. John Ownbey rounded out the Top 5 at Smoky Mountain's 2016 season finale. Rusty Ballenger finished his 2016 Championship season with a 13th and 24 finish earning the lions share of the $15,000 points championship. Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway host an Invitational Only UCRA Blow-Out paying $5,000 to-WIN, Saturday October 8th.
Visit the Events section for full results from both events.
|August 27, 2016 - UCRA Releases Updated List of Invitational Qualified Racers
|Click Here to see the latest list of drivers, who are locked into the season-ending UCRA invitational at Fort Payne Motor Speedway in October. The final chance to earn an invitation is on Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday, September 17.
|August 20, 2016 - Jamie Perry Posts Victory at Fort Payne
|(Fort Payne, AL - 8/20/16) --- Mother Nature stood idly by as the United Crate Racing Alliance rolled into Marvin Ford's Fort Payne Motor Speedway for Round # 9 of the 2016 $15,000 Championship season.
Tire R' Us of Cedartown Georgia presented the nights Crate Late Model action as 25 teams from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee took to the 3/8's mile clay banked oval near Rainsville. Polesitter Jamie Perry of Ringgold, Ga., earned his second UCRA victory of the season collecting the $2,500 prize. Perry previously won on the tour June 10th at Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, NC. <<MORE>>
|August 13, 2016 - UCRA Releases List of Invitational Qualified Racers
| Click Here to see the latest list of drivers, who are locked into the season-ending UCRA invitational at Fort Payne Motor Speedway in October.
|July 19, 2016 - UCRA Makes Schedule Adjustments
A few adjustments have been made recently to the United Crate Racing Alliance schedule. Moulton Motor Speedway in Moulton, Alabama is having to cancel their August 5th and 6th events. Owner/Promoter Wayne Burns is adjusting his entire Fall season for all his weekly divisions and is unable to commit to completing the UCRA agreement. Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway fresh off their largest crowd ever, with the recent "Firecracker 50" event, is stepping to the fore-front scheduling their second UCRA date, Saturday August 20th. Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN also has a second Fall date scheduled Saturday September 17th. Tracks in Tennessee and Georgia are expected to announce their Fall UCRA dates in the next few days. The UCRA season ends with the "Invitational Only" event October 7th and 8th at Fort Payne Motor Speedway paying $5,000 to-WIN.
Invitational Entries: Ross White, Robert Edwards, Josh Henry, John Ownbey, Phillip Thompson, Ryan Tims, William Overby and Andy Pickelsimer Riley Hickman, Ashley Newman, Rusty Ballenger, Eric Hickerson, Robert Gant, Jensen Ford, Jake Teague, Forrest Trent, Cory Hedgecock, Greg Martin, Cody Martin, Ryan King (TN), Jimmy Elliott, Tyler Wood, Michael Smith, Heath Hindman, Ronnie Cooper, Donald Johns, David Earl Gentry Steve Holcomb, Jamie Perry, Chip Brindle, Pierce McCarter, Ethan Hunter, Dallas Manus, Kyle May, Kasey Hall, Tod Hernandez, Sam Seawright and Dustin Harris.
|July 3, 2016 - Jake Teague Tops Wartburg UCRA Foes
|The Wartburg (TN) Speedway welcomed the United Crate Racing Alliance to it's 1/4 mile dirt track for the "Fire on the Mountain 40" Sunday night. A huge Independence weekend crowd witness reigning UCRA champion Jake Teague of Petross, TN pass local favorite Anthony White of nearby Clinton for $2,500 prize. The # 117 sponsored "C&C Trucking and Wade's Construction" Longhorn Chassis racer overtook race-long leader White with four laps remaining in the 40 lap affair that was only plagued by a few incidents. An early red flag appeared when the cars of John Ownbey (Saturday's UCRA winner in nearby Sweetwater, TN) and current UCRA points leader Rusty Ballenger were hooked together in a wreck that included Josh Henry. <<MORE>>
|July 2, 2016 - John Ownbey Dominates I-75 Raceway
|Saturday night the United Crate Racing Alliance invaded I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee for the first ever event at Kyle family dirt track south of Knoxville. Lil' John Ownbey of Cleveland, TN did his thing as his # J0 "Sam's Restaurant Equipment, A+ Moving & Storage, M&S Motors, Denton's Wrecker Service, Stealth Racing Carburetor's, Austin Trucking" sponsored Longhorn racecar dominated the 40 lap "Summer Sizzler" event. The $2,500 to-WIN race opened up a two day Independence weekend of East Tennessee racing as twenty teams signed in for action. Georgian Chip Brindle and Anthony White gave chase to Ownbey the entire race. Cautions took out some top competitors including recent UCRA winner Kyle May of Alabama, Michael Smith of Crossville, TN, Performance Masters Inc, Fast Qualifier Kip Sawyer of Knoxville and UCRA regular Ronnie Cooper of McKenzie, TN. <<MORE>>
|June 11, 2016 - UCRA Shuffles Schedule Dates
|The United Crate Racing Alliance and Crossville Speedway have decided to cancel the UCRA sanctioned race scheduled for Friday, July 1st. Round # 7 of the 2016 season moves to Saturday July 2nd at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee with a Sunday Round # 8 event at Wartburg Speedway (TN).
The two events in Tennessee on Independence Weekend will be highlighted by 40 lap features paying $2,500 to-WIN. Seymour TN racer Rusty Ballenger leads the $15,000 points championship, with Tyler Wood of Lobelville, TN, Robert Gant of Flat Rock, AL, Kenny Kizzar of Graysville Mtn, TN, Forrest Trent of Knoxville, TN, Heath Hindman of Signal Mtn, TN and Ronnie Cooper of McKenzie, TN all still in contention.
Additional Fall UCRA scheduled dates are expected to be announced along with a few Bonus Races.
|June 11, 2016 - Kyle May Claims Fort Payne Victory
|Fort Payne, AL (6/11/16) ---
The United Crate Racing Alliance headed to it's home track the Fort Payne Motor Speedway in Northeast Alabama Saturday night for the second leg of a Double Header weekend as "Border Wars" broke out between North Carolina (Friday night) and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Of the seventeen entries, local Pisgah, AL racer Kyle May shined through leading all 40 laps of the $2,500 to-win feature. May held off Alliance dominator and current points leader Rusty Ballenger as well as Forrest Trent who would share a $500 bonus with Chip Brindle for tying highest points over the two UCRA races this weekend.
"I didn't wanna see that last caution because my car was better on a long green, and the tires did seal over a little bit before the restart. That had me worried quite a bit," May said in Victory Lane. "It's my home track, but there's still some of the best drivers in the region here, and I feel like we done good to be able to run competitive with 'em." concluded the "TA's Suspension and Racin' Warpaint" sponsored racer. Local favorite young-gun Sam Seawright suffered an overheating problem while running in the top five and the water on his tires sent him sliding off the third turn. A late yellow with 34 laps completed tightened the field for the final time. There were four cautions during the 40-lapper. Chad Green and Alliance touring regular Ronnie Cooper failed to start the race damaging their racecars during time trials and heats.
1. Kyle May (*) 2. Rusty Ballenger 3. Forrest Trent 4. Kasey Hall (*) 5. Tod Hernandez (*)
6. Robert Gant 7. Chip Brindle 8. Tyler Wood 9. Heath Hindman 10. Sam Seawright (*) 11. Dustin Harris (*) 12. Kenny Kizzar 13. Marty May 14. Lucas Burns 15. Dylan Whitlock
(*) Earned Invitational to UCRA $5,000 to-WIN Finale Oct 7 & 8th @ Fort Payne, AL
|June 10, 2016 - Jamie Perry Wins at Tri County; Deal DQ'd
|Brasstown, NC (6/10/16) --- The United Crate Racing Alliance, Crate Late Model Championship was held Friday night for the third time and Ringgold, Georgia's Jamie Perry added his name to the winners sheet at the conclusion of the $2,500 to-win event at Ray Cook's facility. Perry's first UCRA victory comes inherited after local racer Jason Deal took the checkered flag leading all 40-laps. Fuel issues disqualified the Copperhill, Tennesseeian handing the victory to the "Cotton's Service Center, Secoa Technology, NiB-One and Mark Heatherly Construction" sponsored Londhorn racer. The race was slowed by four cautions. Sixth-starting Cory Hedgecock pulled off the track prior to the start of the feature, but returned to start from his original position. He piloted fellow Tennesseeian Matt Henderson's car. The Alliance moves to Fort Payne Motor Speedway in Fyffe, Ala., on Saturday, where a $500 bonus (from Tires R' Us and Ray Barksdale Motors) awaits the high points finisher of the two weekend events . Robert Gant of Pisgah, Ala., started 14th and finished seventh picking up the nights Hard Charger award from Performance Masters Inc.
(Brian McLeod photo)
1. Jamie Perry * 2. Chip Brindle * 3. Pierce McCarter * 4. Heath Hindman 5. Ethan Hunter * 6. Forrest Trent 7. Robert Gant 8. Ronnie Cooper 9. Cory Hedgecock 10. Rusty Ballenger 11. Dallas Manus * 12. Floyd Self 13. Kelby McAlister 14. Jacob Anderson 15. Larry Higgins 16. Kenny Kizzar 17. Anthony Rymer 18. Adam Smith 19. Drew Deaver 20. Haven Stiles
* Drivers Earning Invitations to Fort Payne UCRA Finale Oct 7 & 8 $5,000 to-Win event
|May 14, 2016 - Rusty Ballenger Takes UCRA Victory at Tennessee National
|For the second consecutive time in three weeks, Rusty Ballenger of Seymour, Tennessee has not only visited a track for the very first time in Middle Tennessee, but has also dominated it's local area competitors, winning the United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) 40-lap feature. Ballenger the pole sitter of the Tennessee National Raceway event in Holenwald, TN would earn a $100 Performance Race Engines bonus along with a Barber Oil Fuel Jug from Don Barber, and would jump to the lead leaving Ashley Newman to battle the rest of the Top-5 qualifiers at the start of the feature. <<MORE>>
|April 15, 2016 - Bama Blast Weekend Rained Out
|The entire weekend unfortunately has been RAINED OUT - due to heavily saturated grounds in the Moulton, Alabama area. Further weekend forecasts show more impending bad weather Friday. Owner Wayne Burns along with UCRA officials will reschedule the BAMA BLAST weekend later this season. Due to long distance travelling the Alliance followers have to concur, the entire weekend needed to be cancelled.
|April 2, 2016 - Riley Hickman Stays Perfect in UCRA Action
|For the first time in his racing career Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, Tenn, has finally won at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville. (Michael Moats photo)
"I've been coming here a long time..." Hickman exclaimed in Victory Lane at the conclusion of the 40 lap United Crate Racing Alliance feature. "racing in sportsman, limiteds and everything, this is my first ever time to make it to Victory Lane."
The Round #2 event would draw twenty-five (25) total entries with Hickman putting his friend's (Rick Hixson's owned) unmarked / borrowed MasterSbilt racecar on the pole, earning Performance Racing Engines $100 fast time. Hickman would then run off from the competition leaving heat winners Jake Teague and Jensen Ford to dual it out for the runner up spot. The race was slowed by one caution period when Ronnie Cooper slowed on lap 26. <<MORE>>
|March 19, 2016 - Riley Hickman Takes Duck River Rumble Checkers
| Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, Tennessee captures the United Crate Racing Alliance 2016 season opener at Duck River Raceway Park Saturday night.
The 2nd annual "Rumble on the River" event saw defending race winner Ashley Newman of Memphis, TN challenge Hickman after a torrid three-wide early race battle with "Performance Racing Engines" Fast Qualifier Rusty Ballenger of Maryville, TN (13:3566) and reigning UCRA champion Jake Teague of Petross, TN. Hickman's unmarked solid black # R1 "Austin Trucking, American Billet, Rick Hixson Designs, Competition Racing Equipment" sponsored MasterSbilt racecar distanced itself from the field by half-way when caution appeared for Jimmy Elliott and Jordon Horton. Single car cautions for Chris Harris and Kaleb Vandygriff slowed the field two other times during the 40 lap feature. Eric Hickerson of Linden, made for a Top 4 of 5 all Tennesseeians with Alabama's Robert Gant (Flat Rock) finishing fifth debuting his new 2016 Ford machine. <<MORE>>
|February 14, 2016 - UCRA Releases 2016 Slate
The United Crate Racing Alliance has released it’s 2016 schedule expanding from its inaugural season. The updated UCRA tour schedule features 13 events at 11 different venues across 4 states, packed with a stellar field of race teams. Not only will they be chasing the Touring Championship worth over $15,000 in cash and prizes, but they will also be seeking Invitations for the $5,000 to-WIN / 60 lap Season Finale “Invitational” event in October.
Duck River Raceway Park in Shelbyville, TN will again host the first event of the UCRA series on Saturday, March 12th. The 40-lap, $2,500-to-win opener becomes the second consecutive season Bob Harris’ dirt track kicks off the season with the series. In 2015 a record number of 65 Crate Late Model race-teams entered the event. Last season the UCRA series averaged 34 Crate Late Models per event.
Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN will host their first ever UCRA series event, in 2016. The long 4/10ths mile track will host a pair events this season, sharing the card with sanctioned (Ultimate and Southern All-Star) Super Late Models races at both the April 2nd date as well as the September 17th race.
The third event of the season comes a three day weekend (April 14-16th) at the furthest distant track, the Moulton (AL) Speedway. Thursday will serve as an Open Practice night for the inaugural “Bama Blast” weekend kicking off the racing season for the North-West Alabama facility between Huntsville and Muscle Shoals.
Friday night’s action will host a non-points UCRA sanctioned 30 lap, $1,300 to-WIN feature. This will serve as “seat-time” for series regulars to gain familiarity of the 3/8th’s mile oval. Saturday (4/16) will be the weekend’s finale paying $2,500 to-WIN / 40 Laps. A tentative Fall return date for the UCRA is slated for the first weekend in August.
Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, TN wraps up the busy month of April hosting its first ever UCRA event on Saturday April while Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald kicks off May racing on Saturday night May 14th. The UCRA series home track Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway host it’s Memorial Day weekend event Saturday May 28th with a high probability of a Friday night May 27th and/or Sunday night May 29th dates to be announced later.
In June Ray Cook’s Tarheel state steps up with their inaugural UCRA event at the TriCounty Race Track in Brasstown, N.C. Friday night June 10th the stars n’ cars will battle for $2,500 to-WIN. Several track are interested in tagging with Ray on this weekend, but the Saturday June 11th date is still available at press-time. Other mid and late June dates are also being considered.
The second half of the season starts off with a “BANG!” as three tracks host the 4th of July festivities with a big three race weekend. The new Crossville (TN) Raceway will kick off the weekend Friday July 1st, with I-75 Raceway’s hosting Saturday’s event in Sweetwater, TN. Then on July 3rd the weekend wraps up Sunday night at Wartburg (TN) Speedway.
June and July dates are still being offered. Tracks are showing interest in UCRA events in August and September but High School and College Football schedules have yet to be released, therefore the UCRA has only the Invitational Finale event in October scheduled for October 6-8th.
Each track the UCRA visits in 2016 will receive a five invites to pass out to their regular Crate Late Model racers. This will allow not only series followers but local track weekly favorites, an opportunity to race in the season finale in October in Fort Payne. The updated Fall schedule as well as add-ons will be released to media outlets across the country or can be found online at www.UCRAracing.com and on the series’ Facebook page.
|March 1, 2016 - UCRA Adds Cleveland Speedway Stop
| Cleveland Speedway (Cleveland, Tennessee) will host the first of two UCRA dates in 2016 on Saturday, May 21st with the Johnson Coca Cola TN Memorial Race paying $2,500 to-WIN the 40 lap feature.
The second UCRA date at Cleveland Speedway will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information on the facility, please visit www.ClevelandSpeedwayLLC.com.
|January 31, 2016 - UCRA Heads to Duck River to Open '16
Owner/Promoter, Bob Harris of Middle Tennessee's Duck River Raceway Park is hoping to recapture last year's magic of a successful United Crate Racing Alliance season opener. The UCRA hosted a season high of sixty-five (65) Crate Late Model teams last year. This season the opener is scheduled for Saturday, March 12th, 2016.
The event $2,500 to-WIN / $200 to-Start / 40 Laps is expected to draw a who's who of competitors including 2015 winner Ashley Newman of Memphis, TN. Other than Newman, Maryville, TN's Jason Welshan and Ooltewah, TN's Riley Hickman picked up UCRA victories at DRRP in 2015. The 2016 UCRA schedule will be released next week Monday, February 8th, and is expected to host over fifteen (15) events this season, as new tracks have signed up for races with the regional touring series.
|January 16, 2016 - UCRA Point Banquet Recap
Petros, Tennessee racer Jake Teague, 24, picked up the lions share of the United Crate Racing Alliance 2015 Points Championship Saturday at a luncheon for the Top -15 racers that follow the touring series it's inaugural season. Despite not visiting victory lane, the driver of the # 117 "C&C Trucking, Wades Construction" Longhorn racecar, corralled five (5) runner-up finishes, three (3) third place finishes, a single fifth place finish and two (2) other Top-10 finishes to secure the $5,000 payday. Out of the 11 races scheduled, the UCRA series averaged thirty-seven (37) raceteams at all evnts in 2015 with, seventeen (17) following every event. Several new racetracks are coming on-board with the UCRA in 2016 as the rules and the schedule are being worked out by series co-founders Marvin Ford and David Earl Gentry.
2016 season details will be posted soon.
|November 14th, 2015 - Cleveland Speedway Event Washed Away
| The $2,500-to-win, UCRA Late Model Series event at Cleveland Speedway (Cleveland, Tennessee), which was scheduled for Saturday, November 14th has been washed away by rain. This brings the 2015 season to an end for the series.
Thanks for everyone's great support, and check back often for 2016 season updates.
|October 10th, 2015 - Cleveland Speedway Event Nixed by Rain
| The UCRA Late Model Series event, scheduled for Saturday, October 10th at Cleveland Speedway has been nixed by rain. Series and track officials are evaluating a possible reschedule date.
The next scheduled date for the series will be on Saturday, October 17th at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee), where the UCRA competitors will battle in a $2,500-to-win event. For more information on the event, please visit www.DuckRiverRacewayPark.com.
|September 28th, 2015 - Welshan Emerges Victorious at Duck River
| Jason Welshan powered his #29 Late Model to his first UCRA win of the year with a $2,500 win on Saturday evening at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee). Results and updated Points are now posted from the event
The next scheduled date for the series will be on Saturday, October 10th at Cleveland Speedway (Cleveland, Tennessee), where the UCRA competitors will go topless for the first time ever with the $2,500-To-Win, Topless Nationals. In addition on Friday, October 9th there will be an open practice session. Racers are encouraged to participate in the practice as bonus cash will be paid to the racer with the fastest time. For more information on the event, please visit www.ClevelandSpeedwayLLC.com.
|September 21st, 2015 - Ownbey Takes Boyd's Checkers
| John Ownbey took his second UCRA win of the year with a $2,500 win on Saturday evening at Boyd's Raceway (Ringgold, Georgia). Results and updated Points are now posted from the event
The next scheduled date for the series will be on Saturday, September 26th at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee). For more information on the event, please visit www.DuckRiverRacewayPark.com.
In addition please note that due to a scheduling conflict that the UCRA event that was washed away earlier this year at 411 Motor Speedway has been rescheduled for October 17th at Duck River Raceway Park. Please note the change.
|August 10th, 2015 - Fort Payne UCRA Foes Bested by Kasey Hall
| Kasey Hall raced to the $2,500 win in round #8 of the 2015 season with the United Crate Racing Association (UCRA) at Fort Payne Motor Speedway (Fort Payne, Alabama). Results and updated Points are now posted.
The next scheduled date for the series will be on Saturday, September 19th at Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia). For more information on the event, please visit www.BoydsSpeedway.net.
|August 3rd, 2015 - Jeff Smith Tops UCRA Action at North Georgia
| Jeff Smith powered his #17 Late Model to the $2,500 United Crate Racing Association (UCRA) victory on Saturday evening at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia). Results and updated Points are now posted.
The next scheduled date for the series will be on Saturday, August 8th at Fort Payne Motor Speedway (Fort Payne, Alabama). For more information on the event, please visit www.FortPayneMotorSpeedway.com.
|July 20th, 2015 - 411 Motor Speedway Rescheduled
| The $2,500-to-win, UCRA event scheduled for this Saturday, July 25th at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) has been postponed due to a schedule conflict. A make-up date will be announced soon.
The next scheduled date for the series will be on Saturday, August 1st at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia). For more information on the event, please visit www.NorthGASpeedway.net.
|June 19th, 2015 - Anthony White Takes Second UCRA Victory of '15
| Anthony White raced to the United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) $2,500 victory on Friday evening at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) for his second series' triumph of the season. He claimed $2,500 for his efforts. Results are now posted from the event.
The UCRA will next be on action on Saturday, June 26th at Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) with a $2,500-to-win event. For more information on the event, please visit www.BoydsSpeedway.net.
|May 29th, 2015 - Riley Hickman Becomes First UCRA Repeat Winner
| Riley Hickman charged to the lead just past the race's halfway point at Cleveland Speedway (Cleveland, Tennessee) to become the first repeat winner with the United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA). He claimed $2,500 for his efforts. Results and Points are now posted from the event.
The UCRA will next be on action on Saturday, June 19th at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) with a $2,500-to-win event.
|May 23rd, 2015 - Tom Maddox Masters UCRA Go at Fort Payne
| Tom Maddox became the third different winner in three events with the United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) by racing to the $2,500 triumph on Saturday evening at Fort Payne Motor Speedway (Fort Payne, Alabama). Results are now posted from the event as well as the latest Points.
The UCRA will next be on action on Friday, May 29th at Cleveland Speedway (Cleveland, Tennessee) with a $2,500-to-win event.
|May 2nd, 2015 - Anthony White Bags UCRA Bonus Series Cash at Duck River
| Anthony White raced to the $5,000 victory with the United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) Bonus Series over the weekend at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee). Results are now posted from the event.
The UCRA will next be on action on Saturday, May 23rd at Fort Payne Motor Speedway (Fort Payne, Alabama) with a $2,500-to-win event.
|April 11th, 2015 - Riley Hickman Claims UCRA Victory at North Georgia
Riley Hickman of Cleveland, Tennessee claimed the $2,500 triumph over a stout field of 54 entrants in Saturday night's United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) event at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia). Results are now posted from the event.
(Ronnie Barnett Photo)
The UCRA will next be on action on Saturday, May 23rd at Fort Payne Motor Speedway (Fort Payne, Alabama) with a $2,500-to-win event.
|March 29th, 2015 - Ashley Newman Wins Inaugural UCRA Event
|Ripley, Tennessee's Ashley Newman made history by winning the inaugural event for the United Crate Racing Alliance at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) on Saturday night. He topped a stellar field of 63 entries to claim the $2,500 win. Results and Points are now posted from the event.
Thanks so much to all of the racers and fans that supported the event.
The UCRA will next be on action on Saturday, April 11th at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia) with a $2,500-to-win event.
|March 26th, 2015 - United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) Launches New Website
|Welcome to the launch of the official internet home of the newly-formed, United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA). Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia), Cleveland Speedway (Cleveland, Tennessee), Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee), Fort Payne Motor Speedway (Fort Payne, Alabama), 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) and North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia) have all come together to form the new series.
The current docket for 2015 includes twelve events with the possibility of more being added. Each event pays at least $2,500 to win. The inaugural event will be held at Duck River Raceway Park on Saturday, March 28th
Please note that due to the cool weather, there is a starting time for the Duck River race.
Due to the projected cold weather approaching, gates will now open at 1pm (CST), drivers meeting at 3:30pm(CST), with racing to follow. Please help spread the news, and we hope to see everyone at the inaugural UCRA event at Duck River Raceway!
Check back often for the latest updates.