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May 24, 2020 - Smith Disqualified After He Dominates UCRA Tazewell Season Opener; Melvin Corum Memorial Victory to Trammell
1 Kentuckian Brian Smith has a firm grasp on racing Tazewell Speedway and Sunday night the Late Model ace showed that prowess, when he dominated the 40 lap United Championship Racing Alliance feature. Unfortunately for Smith he was disqualified from the victory during post race inspections, which handed the win to Jason Trammell (# 91) of Knoxville and his "Hatmaker Holdings, CharlieBrownCo. Screen Printing and Embroidery Services,  R&J Sign Co, Lake City Tire, Discount Auto Parts, Dents R US, Hoosier Tire South, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Bryan King Roofing, Fastlane Signs & Graphics, Xs Power, Integra Shocks and Vic Hill Racing Engines" race team. <READ MORE>

May 17, 2020 - Tazewell UCRA Season Opener Details for Sunday, May 24th... Fans Welcome
1Sunday night May 24th the 2nd Annual Melvin Corum Memorial will be contested at Tazewell Speedway in front of fans for the first time in 2020, due to the COVID19 pandemic.

The region's best United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA 604/Crate Late Model hot shoes will battle it out in a 40 lap feature paying $3,001 to win as presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil. Also in the racing card: Sportsman, Classic Car, Street Stock and 4 Cylinder. Plus we'll have a huge Fireworks Display.

Pit gates will swing open at 4:00 EST and the Grandstands will open at 5:00 EST. General admission will be $15 with kids nine and under admitted free. Pit admission will be $30, pit admission for kids 12 and under will be $15. All minor under the age of 18 must have a signed release waiver before entering the pit area. Minor release forms will be available at both ticket booths.

Alabama's Sam Seawright leads 2018 UCRA Champion Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, TN in the points. Jason Cardwell and Kyle Courtney (both of Knoxville), and Kasey Hall of Alabama are contenders for the possibility $20,000 points fund this season. Tennesseans Cory Hedgecock and Kenny Kizzar and 2019 Rookie of the Year Seth Wimpey of Georgia are also in contention.

Fans are encouraged to cooperate with Social Distancing protocols while at the track Sunday.

May 11, 2020 - Fans Return to Tazewell Speedway UCRA 604/Crate Melvin Corum Memorial Set for Sunday, May 24th
1Race fans will rejoice (in the grandstands) as Gary Hall of Tazewell Speedway North of Knoxville has been cleared by local authorities to host the United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA event presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil, Sunday night May 24th.

The Melvin Corum 40 is becoming an annual event for the 604/Crate series that has hosted races around the South since 2015. Last year Crossville's Jesse Lowe picked up the $3,001 victory en route to his first National Points Title worth $5,000 from the UCRA. Mack McCarter, Brandon Williams and local racers John Llewellyn and Jason Trammell had Top 5 runs against some top racers including Georgia's Seth Wimpey and fellow Tennesseans Michael Courtney and Kenny Kizzar. The over $11,000 total purse will draw a top-notch field of competitors to the Ultra-High Banked Dirt Track on Sunday Memorial Day weekend. Currently young Sam Seawright (# 16) of Alabama leads the 2020 UCRA National Points standings over Jimmy Elliott (Cleveland), Jason Cardwell and Kyle Courtney (both from Knoxville) and Kasey Hall of Alabama.

Gates will open at 5PM EST, with racing at 7PM. Fans will be asked to keep in mind Social Distancing while at the track and some other CDC guidelines will take precedent on regular amenities at the track.

April 25, 2020 - Two May UCRA Events Postponed in Alabama and Tennessee Due to Pandemic
1The United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA and officials with Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway and I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee are postponing their May 2nd and May 9th 604/Crate Championship events presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil. Dates in June and/or July are being considered as to comply with state mandated orders to help fight the worldwide pandemic. As of presstime the Tazewell (TN) Speedway, Sunday May 24th $3,002 to-Win "Melvin Corum Memorial" is still on at Gary Hall's dirt track North of Knoxville.

March 18, 2020 - UCRA Cancels Events Until May 1 Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
1The United Championship Racing Alliance presented by Red Line Oil (UCRA) Has decided to cancel all scheduled races due to the COVID 19 Virus until May 1st.   We will keep monitoring the situation and re-evaluate as time goes. If or when things change, we will update the schedule and everyone at that time. We feel that this decision is in the best interest of our Racers, Families and Friends.  As always, our biggest concern is everyone’s health and safety.  Please take care of yourself and others.  If we can be of any help to anyone, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  We are keeping everyone and our Country in our Prayers and ask that you do the same.

February 29, 2020 - Local Racer Harwood Picks Up 2019 UCRA 602/Sportsman Miniseries Championship Hardware
1Local area racer David Harwood (#25) of Rainsville picked up the hardware which included cash and prizes of over $1,000, last weekend during the BAMA BRAWL, earning the UCRA 602/Sportsman 6-race mini series championship at Fort Payne Motor Speedway for 2019. Hardwood raced all six events at his home track piloting his "Santa Fe of Fort Payne, Guffey Wrecker Service" sponsored racecar to a couple runner up finishes, without finishing outside of the Top 5 in any UCRA 602/Sportsman race the entire season. Harwood collected his championship trophy, check and Hoosier Tire custom jacket enroute to a Top 10 finish in Sunday's BAMA BRAWL Round #1 of the 2020 UCRA 602/Sportsman season. Round #2 is set for FPMS Saturday April 25th. For further race information visit www.FortPayneMotorSpeedway.com

February 28, 2020 - Tazewell Speedway Hosts Round #2 of Red Line Synthetic Oil UCRA $20,000 Championship Season
1A month from now the Tazewell Speedway in upper Eastern Tennessee north of Knoxville welcomes back the United Championship Racing Alliance 604/Crate series presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil for the 2020 season opener Saturday night March 28th. The ultra high speed, high banked clay oval will host round #2 of the $20,000 championship season with a plethora of top racers vying for the $2,000 top prize of the Charles Trammell Memorial. It'll be the first of three visits to Gary Hall's 1/3 mile facility, that sees a Sunday return Memorial Day weekend and an August BADD FAST TAZ Saturday night. Alabama's Sam Seawright leads 2018 UCRA National Champion Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland TN in the points after the BAMA BRAWL conclusion a week ago. Knoxville's Jason Cardwell leads the $1,000 Rookie of the Year challenge just ahead of "Kidd-Quik" Kyle Courtney and Kasey "The Hurricane" Hall of Alabama. Saturday March 28th gate times will be announced on the tracks website www.TazewellSpeedway.net while UCRA details can be found online at www.UCRAracing.com.

February 23, 2020 - Seawright Dominates the UCRA Red Line Synthetic Oil Bama Brawl
1Local 17yo. racer Sam Seawright showed his dominance of his home track over the weekend sweeping all facets of the 2nd annual Eddie Davis Memorial BAMA BRAWL at Fort Payne Motor Speedway. Beginning with Gresham Racing Parts Fast Time, Seawright pocketed the $100 award Saturday afternoon setting president over the 15 car field clocking a 14:478 lap. Sunday's feature was much of the same for the "JSR, AGCOR Steel, Farm Systems, Finishline Graphics" sponsored racer leading the entire 40 lap feature for the $2,500 payday. 2018 UCRA champion Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland TN seemed powerful enough to pull to Seawright's spoiler but couldn't make the pass during the feature. Leading $1,000 UCRA Rookie of the Year contender Jason Cardwell of Knoxville was third behind Elliott with Kyle Courtney and Kasey Hall rounding out the Top 5 respectfully.

February 15, 2020 - UCRA Announces 2020 Fort Payne Motor Speedway Dates
1Officials with the Fort Payne Motor Speedway and United Championship Racing Alliance presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil finalized their 2020 dates for the 604/Crate Championship races at the 3/8 mile clay banked dirt track oval. A week ahead of the BAMA BRAWL special winter event scheduled for next Thursday thru Sunday, the UCRA will see returns in May and August like previous seasons. The annual "Mayhem 40" will take place Saturday night, May 2nd, whilst the annual "Fort Payne 40" will be hosted August 22nd, two weeks prior to the tracks season finale Labor Day weekend. Both races tout the nearly $10,000, 40 lap purse structure paying $2,500 to-win the Main Features, just as next weekends BAMA BRAWL special event.

February 6, 2020 - UCRA Red Line Synthetic Oil Series Heads To Talladega (AL) Short Track, Saturday June 13th
1 The United Championship Racing Alliance presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil will make its series debut at Lynn Phillips famed Talladega Short Track, Saturday June 13th, hosting a 40 lap 604/Crate Championship event. The race will see $2,000 go to the winner of the "Summer Slammer" feature. Many championship caliper teams have battled the clay of Talladega including former UCRA champion Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland TN, who's a two time ICE BOWL 604/Crate winner. More dates for the 2020 season are expected to be released in the coming days as the UCRA season opener at Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway draws near February 22nd and 23rd.

January 18, 2020 - UCRA Passes Out $16,000 in Championship Awards to Top-5 Racers
1 The Top 5 of the United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA 2019 National Points Championship received their share of the $16,000 points fund Saturday afternoon the awards luncheon at the Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse Restaurant in Jasper, Tennessee. Jesse Lowe of Crossville whom "hit for the cycle" garnered eight Top Five finishes last season, only finished outside the Top 5 once the entire season en-route to his first National Points Championship picked up the lions share of the prize money worth $5,000.  Thanking his wife, mom and dad and friends and family, Lowe addressed his fellow competitors, with honorable mentions to the UCRA for their efforts in bringing "good purses" to the region.

Michael Courtney of Knoxville again garnered the number two spot in points of the championship season, his second consecutive runner up nod. Kenny Kizzar of Sale Creek, Tn. was honored as the UCRA second runner up. Kenny’s been a mainstay with the UCRA since its inception in 2015 and has finished third overall in the points for the past two seasons. Georgia's Seth Wimpey won the $1,000 Rookie of the Year title and claimed fourth while Alabama's Rod Carroll rounded out the Top 5 of points contenders.


January 7, 2020 - UCRA Championship Luncheon Set for January 18th
1 The United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA 2019 National Points Championship Awards Luncheon will take place Saturday January 18th, at the Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse Restaurant in Jasper, Tn., off I-24 at Exit 155, at 1PM CST / 2PM EST.

After lunch, the posted points awards will be passed out to the Top contenders of 2019’s races. The $5.000 top prize will be going to Crossville, Tennessee's Jesse Lowe who "hit for the cycle" as he garnered eight Top Five finishes last season. The 5JMotorsports.co. raceteam held off 2018 Rookie of the Year Michael Courtney of Knoxville for the championship. Lowe only finished outside the Top 5 once the entire season en-route to his first National Points Championship. <READ MORE>




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Summer Slammer

Talladega Short Track
(Eastaboga, Alabama)
Saturday, June 13