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February 21, 2021 - Seawright Takes 3rd Bama Brawl Winnings at Fort Payne For UCRA Opening Weekend
1 The 3rd Annual Eddie Davis Memorial BAMA BRAWL weekend took place Friday-Sunday as over 150 raceteams converged upon Fort Payne Motor Speedway's 3/8's mile dirt track in Northeast Alabama for over $100,000 in posted prize monies.

The United Championship Racing Alliance presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil kicked off its 2021 season much like it did in 2020 and it was local racer Sam Seawright narrowly beating out the competition for the $3,000 prize Sunday afternoon, for his second consecutive BAMA BRAWL title. Rookie of the Year contender Jeremy Holtzclaw of Sparta seemed enroute to dethrone Seawright, but a flat tire catapulted the leader into the back straightaway wall on the final lap, handing the victory to second running Seawright. Jerry Green (Knoxville), 2019 UCRA champ Jesse Lowe (Crossville), Kenny Kizzar (Soddy Daisy) and Tyler Nichols (Ringgold) rounded out the top five finishers.

Feature Finish: 1. Sam Seawright, 2. Jerry Green, 3. Jesse Lowe, 4. Kenny Kizzar, 5. Tyler Nichols, 6. Jessie Hughes, 7. Jeremy Holtzclaw, 8. Hayden Ownbey, 9. Kasey Hall, 10. Clay Joseph, 11. Cody Overton, 12. Shane Griffith, 13. Jake Traylor, 14. Brian Womack, 15. Colten Jackson-DNS, 16. Chase Oliver-DNS

The series heads to Tazewell (TN) Speedway in a month (3/20) for round #2 of the 2021 championship season.

January 24, 2021 - UCRA Delivers 2020 Championship Accolades To Elliott.... 2021 Dates Announced
1Two time United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA champion Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland received his earnings and hardware Saturday a week after officials decided to call off the luncheon gathering normally held, due to COVID19 concerns. Marvin Ford and announcer Chris Regan hand delivered Elliott his $5,000 winnings to Cleveland, whilst maintaining safe social distancing standards. 

Cardwell's Rookie of the Year earnings was delivered and the Knoxville racer will be picking it up later this week. Kenny Kizzar of Soddy Daisy picked up his earnings for finishing third in the National Points Standings. Kizzar's the longest standings racer with the UCRA, beginning 604/Crate Late Model competition with the series on its inaugural season in 2015. Kasey Hall of Alabama will be getting his fourth place earnings later this week. 

With Fort Payne Motor Speedway's BAMA BRAWL just four weeks away (Feb 18-21st), officials announced their race dates for 2021 with the Red Line Synthetic Oil UCRA series. Saturday, June 12th, August 21st and October 23rd the series will be in action tentatively, all paying $2,500 to-win. I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN has  committed to Saturday April 10th and July 24th for their SPRINGLOADED 40 and LARRY KYLE MEMORIAL races also paying $2,500 to-win. Sugar Creek Raceway in Blue Ridge, GA is returning to action in 2021. Their UCRA dates are Saturday, May 1st and July 31st, paying $2,500 to-win each race. The Wartburg (TN) Speedway host their race Saturday July 17th paying $2,500 to-win its 40 lapper. Tazewell Speedway dates include Saturday March 20th, Sunday May 30th, and Saturday October 9th, the latter, two events pay $3,000 to-win each. 

The United Championship Racing Alliance 2021 season will again be presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil and will boast a $15,000 points championship, that includes a $1,000 Rookie of the Year chase. New spoiler and tire rules go into effect in 2021 with details online at UCRAracing.com. Gresham Racing Parts of Rome, GA is returning as the $100 Fast Qualifier sponsor at each event. Dates are subject to change and to be added to without notice.

January 12, 2021 - UCRA Postpones Saturday's Championship Awards Luncheon Due to Covid-19 Risk
The United Championship Racing Alliance Awards Luncheon presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil, scheduled for Saturday (1/16) afternoon at Chattanooga's Golden Corral restaurant off Gunbarrel Rd in the Hamilton Place Mall area is being postponed due to a recent spike in area COVID-19 cases. The series is taking the necessary precautions in keeping racers, their families and crews safe during this pandemic, as to not confine folks in high risk locations. UCRA officials are looking at rescheduling possibilities, as well as other ways of honoring its racers safely that competed during the 2020 season.

January 3, 2021 - UCRA Tazewell Speedway Dates Confirmed with March Tennessee Home Opener
1 The Tazewell Speedway and the United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA agreed to forge ahead with the season opener, Saturday March 20th, 2021 as planned. Gary Hall owner/promoters of the Ultra-High Banked dirt track is proceeding with agreement from UCRA officials, to host the 604/Crate Late Model series the 3rd weekend in March, despite another area track's decision to host 604 Crate's the same weekend.

"We already planned our schedules" referring to his track, just North of Knoxville, "Unfortunately it looks like this new entity is messing up other tracks schedules too" stated Mr. Hall.

Of the reported 159 pre-entries at the other facility, Saturday March 20th, only a specific number will make their feature, leaving almost 130 raceteams of 604's GM Performance racers looking for somewhere to race Saturday night. Tazewell Speedway is just 1hr and 40min (90 miles) away. Tazewell Speedway's March 20th "Charles Trammell Memorial" pays $2,500 to-Win the 40 lap feature.

The UCRA will again return to Tazewell Speedway in 2021 for two other weekends of competition both paying $3,000 to-Win, coming Sunday night May 30th Memorial Day weekend with the Melvin Corum Memorial and Saturday October 9th with the Raz-Ma' Taz 50.

In 2020 locals Jason Trammell and Josh Collins picked off UCRA victories, with the March date being cut due to COVID19 Pandemic uprising last Spring. Rookie of the Year Jason Cardwell had a runner up finish as did Alabama's "Back-The-Blue Bandit" (# 13) Kasey Hall. Contender Jeff Neubert of Rockford, also had a great run at Tazewell in 2020. UCRA is continuing to work with promoters for scheduling purposes for 2021. I-75 Raceway's Sweetwater, TN track will be announcing dates for the annual "Spring-Loaded" and "Larry Kyle Memorial" race dates next.

For information on UCRA visit UCRAracing.com or visit their Facebook page. UCRA is presenting 604/Crate Late Model racing courtesy of Red Line Synthetic Oil. 

January 1, 2021 - UCRA Red Line Oil 2021 Season Opener at Fort Payne Motor Speedway Announced
1 The United Championship Racing Alliance presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil will kick off the 2021 season at Fort Payne Motor Speedway in Northeast Alabama February 19-21st (Friday- Sunday) with the 3rd Annual Eddie Davis Memorial BAMA BRAWL. The UCRA 604/Crate Late Models will share top billing with Super Late Models ($4,500 to-Win), a 40 lap UCRA race paying $3,000 to-Win. Also a special "Red Line" Race of Champions is slated for Saturday's (2/20) opener at FPMS paying $1,000, to invitees from 2020 and past champions of the UCRA.

All classes will qualify and run heats Saturday to determine starting orders for Sunday afternoon. Other classes including KMSA Mini Stock ($2,000 Win), 602/Sportsman ($1,300 Win), Open Wheel Modified ($1,200 Win), A-Hobby/Street Stock ($1,100 Win) Bombers ($1,100 Win) and FWD ($700 Win) will all be in action. The new B-Hobby SOUTHERN OUTLAW HOBBY series will make its FPMS debut paying $1,500 to win the Chris Storey promoted race.

More details for all classes including rules updates, will be posted on the FortPayneMotorSpeedway.com website and on the tracks Facebook page. UCRA dates for Spring and on into Summer 2021, are still being etched out with track owners/promoters. UCRA can be reached through Steve Hixson and/or Marvin Ford on the contact page of UCRAracing.com.

Invitees to Red Line Race of Champions: Ethan Hunter, Jason Cardwell, Jason Trammell, Jason Welshan, Jake Teague, Jake Traylor, Jesse Lowe, Jimmy Elliott,
Jordan Horton, Josh Collins, Michael Courtney, Ross White, Rusty Ballenger, Sam Seawright, Seth Wimpey

November 13, 2020 - UCRA Red Line Synthetic Oil Awards Luncheon Announced for Saturday, January 16th
1 The United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA announced today via its web-site (UCRAracing.com) that the 2020 National Points Championship Awards Luncheon will take place Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the Golden Coral Restaurant in Chattanooga at 1808 Gunbarrel Rd near Hamilton Place Mall at 1PM EST. After lunch, nearly $10,000 will be passed out to the top points contenders of 2020’s nine (9), COVID19 pandemic plagued race season. The $5.000 top prize will be going to Cleveland racer Jimmy Elliott whom garnered five Top Five finishes in 2020, narrowly holding off Rookie of the Year ($1,000 bonus recipient) Jason Cardwell of Knoxville, for the championship. Kenny Kizzar of Soddy Daisy, Tn. will be honored as the UCRA second runner up. Kenny’s been a mainstay with the UCRA since its inception in 2015. Alabama's Kasey "The Hurricane" Hall will also be honored. Red Line Synthetic Oil will be representing the UCRA series once again in 2021. The lubricants manufacturer founded in 1979 is a mainstay for "grass-roots" style racing all across America. Read More >>

October 31, 2020 - Seawright Doubles Down At UCRA Fort Payne Season Finale; Cleveland's Elliott Wins Red Line Championship
1 It was Trick or Treat for the kids as local racer Sam Seawright took the checkers once again at his home track as the 2020 United Championship Racing Alliance season wrapped up at Fort Payne Motor Speedway Saturday night.

Seawright won three of the four UCRA 604/Crate Late Model races this year, beginning back in February pre-COVID19 with the annual BAMA BRAWL. Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland won a Friday nighter in June, which oddly enough helped him collect his second UCRA National Championship (worth $5,000) as he finished sixth Saturday night.

Unofficially Elliott finished three points ahead of Jason Cardwell of Knoxville, whom earned the 2020 Rookie of the Year title. Saturday's runner-up Kasey Hall of Geraldine, AL was 4th over in the National Points standings just behind Kenny Kizzar of Soddy Daisy. Kizzar was fifth in the race Saturday just behind Colten Jackson of Chatsworth and Jason Welshan of Maryville.

Many racers pulled double duty Saturday racing in either Super Late Model or 602/Sportsman. Seawright pocketed $2,000 for the UCRA victory and went on to take the $3,000 SLM money as well. Soddy Daisy's Jordan Rodabaugh was second to Seawright and Welshan was third overall. Seawright overall led 90 laps in the WITCHY FIFTY two races pocketing $5,000 for his efforts.

Fort Payne Motor Speedway will kick back into gear the weekend after the 2021 Daytona 500 for the annual BAMA BRAWL presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil.

Feature Finish: 1. Sam Seawright, 2. Kasey Hall, 3. Colton Jackson, 4. Jason Welshan, 5. Kenny Kizzar, 6. Jimmy Elliott, 7. Jason Cardwell, 8. Kevin Hale, 9. Kenny Hall, 10. Scott Seabolt, 11. Bobby Pruitt, 12. Shane Griffith

October 24, 2020 - UCRA Witchy Fifty at Fort Payne Postponed to October 31
1Tonight's (October 24) United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil "Witchy Fifty" at Forty Payne Motor Speedway has been postponed to Saturday, October 31.

Overnight rain in Fyffe, Alabama has left the facility heavily saturated, forcing officials to postpone the event.

October 10, 2020 - UCRA Event at I-75 Raceway, October 10 Rained Out
1Tonight's (October 10) United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil event at I-75 Raceway has been rained out.

As steady rain from the remnants of Hurricane Delta continues, track and series officials have postponed the Larry Kyle Memorial. Officials are evaluating all options for a make-up date. Further details will be released as they become available.

September 24, 2020 - UCRA Announces Witchy Fifty October 24th At Fort Payne Motor Speedway
1 The United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil and Fort Payne Motor Speedway announces the WITCHY FIFTY weekend for the 604/Crate Late Models. Saturday, October 24th.

The series will compete for $2,000 to-Win along with FPMS's local division, to be announced at a later date.

A special intermission TRUNK OR TREAT will be hosted by all the racers in attendance for kids of all ages on the front straightaway and the Good Witch of Alabama will be on-hand for special prizes and goodies.

More information will be released including other division purses for the event including Super Late Models at a later date.

September 15, 2020 - UCRA Adjustments and Disqualifications from Fort Payne Motor Speedway
1 The United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA officials reviewed results and adjusted the official finishing results and announced disqualifications of two racers. Daniel Casteel finished ahead of Kenny Kizzar officially in 7th overall. Fourth place finisher Kenny Hall failed to go to the scales after the checkered flag waved and was disqualified and in an unrelated incident UCRA series regular Kasey Hall was disqualified after getting out of his racecar on the race track under caution. Both racers received no money or points for the Round #8 event. In addition Kasey Hall will be fined $100 penalty by the UCRA for his on track indiscretion at Fort Payne Motor Speedway.

Adjusted Feature Finish: 1. Sam Seawright, 2. Jason Cardwell, 3. Chip Brindle, 4. Jimmy Elliott, 5. Bobby Pruitt, 6. Kevin Hale, 7. Daniel Casteel, 8. Kenny Kizzar, 9. Shane Griffith, 10. Michael Clements, 11. Rod Carroll, 12. Jesse Hughes, 13. Robert Mitchem, 14. Kenny Hall-DQ, 15. Kasey Hall-DQ

September 12, 2020 - Seawright Scores Another UCRA Fort Payne 40 Victory
1 For the second time this year hometown racer "The Dynamite Kid" 17yo. Sam Seawright, got the United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA checkers at Fort Payne Motor Speedway Saturday night. Seawright (# 16) won the season opener BAMA BRAWL back in February pre-COVID19 pandemic and doubled down with another $2,500 victory. Seawright won the event last year also. Rookie of the Year candidate Jason Cardwell of Knoxville continues to impress finishing second yet again this season. Chip Brindle of Dalton/Chatsworth finished third with current UCRA points leader Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland fourth and local racer Bobby Pruitt fifth officially.

Feature Finish: 1. Sam Seawright, 2. Jason Cardwell, 3. Chip Brindle, 4. Jimmy Elliott, 5. Bobby Pruitt, 6. Kevin Hale, 7. Kenny Kizzar, 8. Daniel Casteel, 9. Shane Griffith, 10. Michael Clements, 11. Kasey Hall, 12. Rod Carroll, 13. Jesse Hughes, 14. Robert Mitchem, 15. Kenny Hall

September 6, 2020 - East Alabama Motor Speedway UCRA Round #6 To Local Racer Jake Traylor
1 The United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil debuted at the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway bordering Columbus. Georgia and Phenix City Sunday for round #7 of the 2020 Championship Season. Qualifying saw LaGrange, GA racer Jake Traylor set fast time a 15:766 lap to earn the pole for heat race #1. Traylor went on to win the race and earn the pole for the feature along side the current UCRA points leader Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, Tennessee. In the feature Elliott would get the opening lap, but Traylor would take the lead on lap #2 and never look back. Elliott, local Dana Eiland and Kasey Hall would battle rsce long for second with Hall taking over at the conclusion of 40 laps. The victory solidifies the "J" conspiracy DirtonDirt.com uncovered, that six of the seven UCRA victors name begins with the 10th letter of the alphabet. Meaning odds on favorite for round #8 next weekend at the Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway should be: Jeremy Holtzclaw, Jason Cardwell or J.T. Seawright.

Feature Finish: 1. Jake Traylor, 2.Kasey Hall, 3.Jimmy Elliott. 4.Dana Eiland, 5.Jason Cardwell, 6.Kenny Kizzar, 7.Brian Womack, 8.JayJay Templeton, 9.Daniel Casteel, 10.Jonathan Coggins, 11.Jeremy Holtzclaw, 12.Kevin Knotts

September 1, 2020 - UCRA Rules Amendment for East Alabama Motor Speedway Sunday Sept. 6th and Event Details
1 602/Sportsman Allowed: 8" spoiler. 2300 lb. 602 GM Spec Motor. No Canister or Double Adjustable Shocks allowed, 1600 or 55 Right Rear and 1350 Left Rear. If 12" Spoiler must run 1600 or 55 on both rear tires.

UCRA standard 604 Rules Apply.

Saturday September 5th. 
Gates Open 5PM EST
Drivers Meeting 6:45PM EST
Hot Laps 7PM EST / Racing Time 8PM EST
Classes: 604/Crate ($600), 602/Sportsman ($1,000). Plus: Hobby, Hot Shot FWD, 602/Beginner Chargers and Road Warriors 
General Admission $15/$18
Pit Pass $35

Sunday September 6th.
Gates Open 4PM EST
Drivers Meeting 6:45PM EST
Hot Laps 7PM EST / Racing Time 8PM EST
UCRA ($2,000) Plus: Hobby, Hot Shot FWD and 602/Beginner Chargers. Road Warriors 
602/Sportsman Non-Qualifiers (as needed) and Demolition Derby
General Admission $18/$20 
Pit Pass $35

August 29, 2020 - UCRA EAMS Bonus Announced for Sunday, Sept. 6 Event
1Officials with the United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA and promoter Billy Thomas of the East Alabama Motor Speedway have added a bonus to the $2,000 winner of Sunday night September 6th's LABOR DAY 40 / 604 Crate Late Model race will get a guaranteed starting position in Sunday, September 19th's ALABAMA STATE RACE. The "State" and "National 100" weekend events have been a mainstay at EAMS now for nearly 50 years and competitors from around the world have attempted to collect the 6ft tall trophies that go out with the large paydays attached to each division including the Crate Late Models. In 2019 Florida's Mark Whitner dominantly devoured the Crate competition during both weekends taking home over $10,000 in winnings. This year with some UCRA competition, things may change. Either way its going to be an exciting battle September 6th, 17-19th and October 30th - November 1st at the Ultra-High Banks of the Phenix City dirt track. 

August 25, 2020 - UCRA Add East Alabama Motor Speedway Labor Day 40
1Officials with the United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA and Billy Thomas of the East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City are proud to announce the "LABOR DAY 40" weekend event Sunday night, September 6th at 7PM EST for 604/Crate Late Models. The $2,000 to-Win / 40 Lap feature will serve as a Prelude to both the ALABAMA STATE RACE weekend (Sept 17-19th) and the NATIONAL 100 weekend race (Oct 31st & Nov 1st) 604/Crate portions of the EAMS classics.

A full program of qualifying, heats and B-Mains (as needed) will preceed the nights $2,000 feature. Bonuses are in the blueprint stages for the event. Saturday night (September 5th) the National Late Model 602/Sportsman race for $2,000 to-Win before racing a Regular Show Sunday.

Also the Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway has rescheduled it's Fall "FORT PAYNE 40" event for the following Saturday night, September 12th paying $2,500 to-Win. 

August 22, 2020 - Collins Wins UCRA Bad Fast Taz 50
1Josh Collins (# 144) of Powell, "parked it" in Victory Lane Saturday night at the Tazewell (TN) Speedway, United Championship Racing Alliance series event, North of Knoxville. Collins held back Knoxville's Zach Sise and Jason Welshan of Maryville for the $3,000 victory in the "Bad-Fast-Taz 50" Saturday night. Knoxville's Ross White and Jason Cardwell finished fourth and fifth respectfully. UCRA Points Leader Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland broke during his heat race and only garnered show-up points Saturday night. With that, the Red Line Synthetic Oil National Points standings is narrowed to only two points separating leader Elliott from leading Rookie contender Jason Cardwell of Sparta and Alabama's Kasey Hall. September dates for the UCRA are still being planned including the rescheduled Fort Payne Motor Speedway event.

Feature Finish: 1. 144 - Josh Collins, 2. 9 - Zach Sise, 3. 01 - Jason Welshan, 4. 0 - Ross White, 5. 07 - Jason Cardwell, 6. B00 - Josh Henry, 7. 13 - Kasey Hall, 8. 86 - Jeff Neubert, 9. 157 - Kenny Kizzar, 10. 979 - Jeremy Holtzclaw, 11. 52M - Jonathan Miracle, 12. 34 - Austin Glass, 13. 08 - Bradley Strong, 14. 26 - Daniel Casteel, 15. 7S - Brian Smith, 16. 91 - Jason Trammell, 17. J4 - Colten Jackson, 18. 2 - John Llewellyn, DNS. 11 Josh Fields, DNS. 7 Heath Alvey, DNS. 57 Jordon Horton, DNS. J39 Jimmy Elliot, DNS. 52E Troy Eads, DNS. 71 Pierce McCarter

August 5, 2020 - The Bad Fast Taz 50 Set for Saturday, August 15
1 The United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA presented  by Red Line Synthetic Oil returns to Gary Halls "Bad-Fast" Tazewell Speedway in upper East Tennessee on Saturday, Aug. 15, for its third annual $3,000 to-WIN / 50 lap 604/XCrate Championship points battle.

The ultra-high banked clay oval saw local fan-favorite Jason Trammell (# 90) of Knoxville, Tn. pick-up victory during the Round # 2 event in May. Current UCRA points leader Jimmy Elliott (# J39) of Cleveland, Tn. is chasing his second UCRA points championship worth $5,000 after winning the 2018 chase.

Five different winners have visited UCRA Victory Lane so far in 2020, the most recent being former UCRA champion Jake Teague of Petross, Tn. Previous UCRA winners include Jason Welshan (# 01) of Maryville, TN (Talladega Short Track), Elliott (# J39) winner at Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway and Sam Seawright of Fort Payne back in Feburary, pre-COVID19 outbreak.

Jason Cardwell (# 07) of Knoxville leads the batch of Rookie of the Year contenders that include Sparta's Jeremy Holtzclaw, Rockford's Jeff Neubert and Kentucky's Zane Powell. Alabama's Kasey Hall led most of the May UCRA event in 2020 is second to Elliott and series mainstay since 2015 Kenny Kizzar of Soddy Daisy, TN is third in the points standings. A few of the racers that could be expected Saturday include Phillip Thompson, Mack and/or Pierce McCarter, Jody and/or Jordan Horton, Ross White, John Lewellyn, Steve Smith and Ryan Winchester all from around the East Tennessee area. 

July 18, 2020 - Teague Dominate at Home Track Wartburg UCRA Event Over Cardwell & Elliott
1 Home track advantage is what Petross, TN racer Jake Teague (# 117) has at the Wartburg (TN) Speedway. Saturday night the inaugural United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA champion (2015) went three for three in series competition, leading flag to flag the 40-lap feature presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil.

Teague won 2018's Wartburg race and the 2016 debut for the series at the track. Teague started from the pole after setting Gresham Racing Parts fast time during qualifying. Leading Rookie of the Year contender Jason Cardwell of Knoxville finished second to Teague just ahead of current UCRA points leader Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland. Read More >>

June 13, 2020 - Welshan Takes Talladega Red Line Oil UCRA Victory Saturday
1Jason Welshan of Maryville, TN raced his Pontiac Trans Am Firebird into Victory Lane Saturday night at the Talladega Short Track winning the night's 40 lap Bama Duals presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil and the United Championship Racing Alliance series.

The Maryville, Tennesseean (# 01) earned the $2,000 prize over David Kay of Munford, GA in the Hux Motorsports, Competition Racing Equipment / Savage racecar, as the UCRA made their debut at TST with 25 Crate Late Model entrants. Welshan was last victorious in 2019 at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park on the UCRA tour winning the Georgia race last September on Labor Day weekend.

Kasey Hall was third at TST with locals Eli Beets and Cruz Skinner rounding out the Top 5. Friday's winner Jimmy Elliott was 6th overall, with rookie contender Jason Cardwell 9th. Soddy Daisy's Kenny Kizzar finished 11th whilst Jeff Neubert was 16th and Jeremy Holtzclaw was 23rd overall.

June 12, 2020 - Cleveland's Elliott Returns to UCRA Red Line Oil Championship Form
1 Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, TN returned to form Friday night as the 2018 United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA National Points Champion took the victory in the 1st BAMA RED LINE  OIL DUALS of the weekend.

Elliott in his # J39 "Elliott's Used Tires, HRS Mechanical, Mighty Muffler & Brake Center, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Car Smart Auto Sales, Orr Brothers Construction" Longhorn gained the lead from pole sitter / Gresham Racing Parts fast qualifier Ethan Hunter of Harrison, at the start and survived a tough battle with "The Bandit" Jason Welshan of Maryville, for his first UCRA victory of the season. <READ MORE>

June 2, 2020 - Hall & Holtzclaw Take Points Lead - Rounds 3 & 4 Announced Fort Payne & Talladega
The United Championship Racing Alliance: presented by Red Line Synthetic Oil produced a new points leader and a new Rookie of the Year points head man after Memorial Day weekend. Alabama's Kasey Hall (# 38) finished second and garnered enough points to squeek past 2018 UCRA champion Jimmy Elliott leaving Tazewell the current high points man. In the Rookie of the Year points chase Sparta's Jeremy Holtzclaw did the same against Jason Cardwell of Knoxville. The Dog & Company Racing Team (# 979) finished 10th overall at Tazewell whereas Cardwell fell to an 18th place nod. Soddy Daisy's Kenny Kizzar jumped to 3rd in points behind Elliott. Kentucky's Zane Powell and Jeff Neubert are chasing the $1,000 rookie title that Blue Ridge's Seth Wimpey won last year. <READ MORE>

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>

Saturday, March 20

12th Annual
Charles Trammell Memorial