Series PR
Photos by Drew Hierwarter

Hendersonville, N.C. (12/12/11) — Scott Turlington of Richmond, VA came to the UARA circuit on March 29. 2008 and fast became a good friend to all who compete in the series. Turlington’s first race that day at Concord Speedway ended with him finishing 18th.  Turlington ran the entire UARA schedule that year and his highest finish was 9th.  Turlington’s strong drive had him finishing tenth in the year end point battle.  He was awarded the Holley Performer of the Year Award in 2008.

During the 2009 season Turlington polished up his skills and brought home a sixth place high finish at Orange County Speedway racing with some of the very best late model drivers in the Southeast. Turlington finsihed up his 2009 season 9th place in the year end point battle.

2010 found Turlington giving it his all and three fifth place finishes.  One at Dillon, Tri County and Newport.  He finished in the top ten a total of ten times in 2010.   He came home sixth in the points standings for 2010.

In 2011 Turlington joined forces with new crew chief David Mercer of Phantom Racing.  Turlington had two Sunoco poles in 2011. One at Newport in April and the second at Anderson in August.  He was the Marlowe half way leader at Anderson and also lead the most laps there.  It looked as though Turlington was going to get that elusive first win at Anderson but fate was not on his side and he ended up fourth after a superb run.

His career high finish of  second place came at Kingsport on April 9th, 2011.  He also had a fourth, one fifth place, two sevenths, a ninth and three 10th place finishes to his accomplishments in 2011.

Turlington said,  “The talent level in the UARA is at an all time high, in my opinion some of the best drivers around. With each race the competition level and close racing grows exponentially. I’m confident the fans will get to see some of the brightest stars and racing talent late model stock car racing has to offer. You’re not gonna wanna miss this, it’s going to be a fight to the finish!!”

The 48 machine of Turlington’s is one the fans should keep an eye on in 2012 because to the front is the direction he will be heading with a ” I’m not gonna look back attitude”. Year after year Turlington shows more strength and stamina and it is just a matter of time before he gets that 1st UARA victory. 

The Turlington team of Scott, his father Craig, crew members Shorty Carlton, Robert Wood, Nick Hutchins and David Mercer bring lots of smiles to the UARA.  They are a fun loving crew, known to pull a prank or two and they will be starting their fifth season with the UARA.

For more information on the UARA, visit them online at or call (828) 692-3833.

Fans can also follow the series on Twitter (@uarastars) or Facebook (United Auto Racing Association)