Saturday, September 09, 2006

Martin collects fifth 2006 O’Reilly USCS win at Riverside Speedway

Rome, GA – O’Reilly USCS Hoosier Tire Young Gun points leader, Danny Martin, Jr. from Sarasota, Florida captured Friday night’s 30-lap O’Reilly Auto Parts United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour feature race at Riverside Speedway in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Martin bested a field comprised of drivers from nine states in the thirty-sixth event of the series 10th Anniversary Season. It was the twenty-year old drivers fifth O’Reilly USCS feature win of the 2006 season and his second win in a row after winning last Sunday night’s race at Garnertown Speedway in Jackson, TN.

Martin who is in second place in the series National point standings and leads the Hoosier Tire young Guns point standings for drivers under twenty-five years-old started in the fourth position in the race after drawing a four in the K&N Filters Pole Award draw. He then chased four-time O’Reilly USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who started on the pole for seventeen laps before charging around Gray in lapped traffic. Martin then had to hold off Gray, 1999 O’Reilly USCS Champion,

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