USAR: Cayuga: Northern series event preview

MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- As the 2003 regular season for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series Northern Division draws closer to an end the competitors will head north to Nelles Corners, Ontario for the running of the Lucas Oil 250 at the famed Cayuga Speedway.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- As the 2003 regular season for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series Northern Division draws closer to an end the competitors will head north to Nelles Corners, Ontario for the running of the Lucas Oil 250 at the famed Cayuga Speedway. The relatively flat one-half mile track located west of Buffalo, NY has provided some of the best racing in the division over the past two years and this year should be no different.

One driver looking forward to returning is Canada's own Jason McLellan. McLellan, from Ontario, enjoys returning to his home country so many of his family, friends and fans can see him in person. The Mount Forest, Ontario driver finished sixth in last year's race.

"Of course we enjoy running at Cayuga," said McLellan. "The track is the only one in Canada we race at and although it is a couple of hours away we have a great crowd of people who make the trip to see us race."

Another Canadian driver expected to participate is John Gaunt. Gaunt, who finished 11th last year at Cayuga, is another driver excited about racing close to home so everyone can come out and watch.

"We always look forward to racing at Cayuga," said Gaunt. "We had a good car last year and were able to finish near the front. Hopefully this year we can move into the top-five and maybe even get our first win in the Series there."

The Lucas Oil 250 will be the next to last regular season race on the 2003 Northern Division schedule and with the top 10 drivers currently separated by just over 200 points, every one will be running hard to collect the best finish they can to secure the best finish possible for seeding into the championship series.

"The points are so close right now one bad race can really cost you in the top ten," said Jeff Agnew. "I was able to move up three spots in two weeks and you can fall back just as fast."

The Lucas Oil 250 will begin at 7 pm with a 30-lap race for the local Thunder Cars to follow the USAR Hooters ProCup Series cars.

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