Uara-stars prepare to crown a champ at the last event

Rockingham, NC (10/22/12) – For the past eight months the United Auto Racing Association has opened its doors to allow drivers from all over the world to compete during the racing season. On November 3rd the series will wrap up the season and crown the 2012 Champion at Rockingham Speedway.

The 2012 campaign’s drivers ranged from young Australian competitors to experienced local track champions. Throughout the season, fans have been introduced to 11 young rookies who have exceeded expectations. Seven of those 11 rookies will finish in the top ten in championship points.

Heading into the final event at Rockingham, recent Tri-County winner Travis Swaim leads Rookie Dillon Bassett by 71 points. Both drivers had not completed a full UARA race season until this year. Swaim has run with the series over the past couple of years, but never committed to running a full race season. His performance has championship qualities all over it. His record breaking number of Sunoco Poles not only added his name to the record books as the driver with the most poles in a season, but his times on the track have also broken records.

Even with Swaim’s successful year, the championship is a not guarantee. Dillon Bassett has lived up to his nickname as "SparkPlug" as he has turned in many dominant performances. Bassett has won two races and has battled his way from the back to the front during the majority of the events. During the last event at Tri-County he got caught up in a caution early and came back to have a top-five finish. Both drivers have the talent and have worked hard throughout the season, but only one can be crowned champion.

During the weekend of the Rockingham event on November 1st- 3rd  the UARA-STARS, K&N Pro Series East and Frank Kimmel Street Stock all will crown their season champions. The STARS will have an optional practice on Thursday, with qualifying on Friday and the race on Saturday.

For more information on the UARA-STARS and the championship weekend, visit them online at or call (828) 692-3833. Fans are also encouraged to "like" them on Facebook under the United Auto Racing Association and follow them on Twitter @uarastars.

Press Release by: Kassie Hughes

Photos by Drew Hierwarter


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