Mike Has The Magic Touch In Georgia

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Mike Magic claimed the USCS 600 Sprint Series victory Sunday at Toccoa Speedway in Georgia. (Chris Seelman Photo)
Mike Magic claimed the USCS 600 Sprint Series victory Sunday at Toccoa Speedway in Georgia. (Chris Seelman Photo)
Mike Magic claimed the USCS 600 Sprint Series victory Sunday at Toccoa Speedway in Georgia. (Chris Seelman Photo)

TOCCOA, Ga. – Home state driver Mike Magic scored an unexpected clean sweep during Sunday night’s www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Series 20-lap feature event at Toccoa Speedway, inheriting the lead at lap 11 after race leaders Matt McCullough and Kyle Amerson crashed in turn two.

The victory was Magic’s second USCS win of the 2014 season and his fourth career 600 Sprint Series victory after he kicked off the night by grabbing the win in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash and then took the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat.

“This was completely unexpected; we didn’t have the fastest car tonight and we don’t always have the fastest car compared to some of these guys who can stand on it down the straightaway, but you know – sometimes its better to be lucky than good,” said Magic. “Tonight we had that luck and it got us a big win. I couldn’t be more proud of my guys; there aren’t a lot of us and it’s tough sometimes, but we did it tonight.”

The race’s only accident occurred on the aforementioned eleventh lap. McCullough, who had started from the K&N Filters pole position, was leading the race and coming up to lap Bo Barber in turn two. Second-running Amerson got a run from behind and moved to the inside to challenge for the lead but all three cars came together and ended up crashed at the exit of the corner, with Amerson tipping onto his side. All drivers were okay in the incident.

Fourteen-year-old Brandon Taylor chased Magic across the line to finish second and defending series champion Sean Hosey rounded out the podium in third. David Hall finished fourth and Bob Trapino rounded out the top five.

The finish:

Mike Magic, Brandon Taylor, Sean Hosey, David Hall, Bob Trapino, Dirk Miller, Bo Barber, Michael Barton, Matt McCullough, Kyle Amerson, Nick Snyder.