Morgan-McClure is preparing to visit Kansas Speedway for the inaugural Protection One 400. The 1.5 mile tri oval will host the tenth inaugural event that has been held on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series circuit since 1988.
The No. 4 Kodak MAX Film Monte Carlo competing in the event will be a new car, identical the one that finished 16th in last weekâ^À^Ùs competition at Dover.
Kevin Lepage, driver of the No. 4 Kodak MAX Film Monte Carlo, quotes
"We are taking a brand new race car to a brand new track hoping to have some brand new luck for the Kodak team. We did not get to test there, but with the open practice on Thursday, we should be able to get a feel for the track and the set-up. "I will be doing double duty in both the Busch and Cup Series this weekend. Basically, I get in a race car at 11:30 on Thursday and stay in one for about seven hours. The only time out of the car will be going from one garage to the other and for a meeting or two."
Lonnie Hill, a full time employee of Morgan-McClure since 1994, was diagnosed last week with a lung disease called Bullae. Bullae are blisters on the lungs that can burst at any time, especially under pressure in an airplane or underwater. Once the blister burst, holes are left in the lungs that cause them not to function properly. Bullae can be caused from smoking, flying frequently, genetics or working around harsh chemicals for long periods of time. Hill will undergo an intense surgery on his lung, often said to be worse than open-heart, following the holidays. Recovery could take 6 months or longer. The motor man, mechanic, and raceday catch-can crew member will travel to a limited number of races that are within driving distance for the remainder of this season. Please keep Lonnie, his wife Diana (also an employee of Morgan-McClure since 1997) and his children, Bradley and Brandi, in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this trying time.