USAR: Chemung Northern Division preview

Fayetteville, GA (Sept. 1, 2001) -- It is an overused cliché but it one that might just prove true for Mardy Lindley -- consistency wins championships. Lindley heads into this weekend as the points leader for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series...

Fayetteville, GA (Sept. 1, 2001) -- It is an overused cliché but it one that might just prove true for Mardy Lindley -- consistency wins championships.

Lindley heads into this weekend as the points leader for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series Northern Division despite no wins this season. The second generation driver has collected nine top-10 finishes this season in the division and looks to Chemung to possibly get that elusive first win of the season.

" We have been there a bunch this year," added Lindley." We finished fifth earlier this year at Chemung and it is a tough track to get around. We would love to get a win before the Championship Series."

Lindley has used a strong average finishing position to put him in contention for the divisional crown, which will give him an added edge going into the playoff-type Series in two weeks at Chicago Motor Speedway.

Brian Vickers enters the final regular season race of the year in second pace in the point standings and hopes a second consecutive win at the Chemung bull-ring can give him momentum for the Championship Series.

" We would love to get a win at Chemung," said Vickers." It is going to be hard to get past Mardy but we will try at Chemung. We have a lot of momentum going into this race with a win at Illiana Speedway and we came back to finish third (at Cayuga) and we have the team to get us where we need to be right now."

Jeff Agnew captured his third career win at Cayuga two weeks ago and would like to join Sean Studer as the only three-time winner in the division.

" We have everything working well right now," said Agnew." We have a great team, sponsor and car owner who have helped us get to this position. We want to be as high in the standings as we can be for the Championship Series and we have won at Jennerstown Speedway earlier this year and that will be one of the stops during the Series and we want to be a ready as we can be going to Chicago in two weeks. Chemung is a tough track but we hope to qualify well and stay out of trouble."

Mike Herman, Jr. has enjoyed a consistent season in the Northern Division that has produced five top-five finishes in 12 races and has matched his career-best finish of second place.

" We have ran well and have been in position for the win on a couple of occasions," Herman, Jr. said." We were leading at Chemung and had mechanical problems which cost us a chance at the win. Hopefully we can dodge that kind of bad luck this weekend and get a win before the Championship Series.

-USAR-

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brian Vickers , Jeff Agnew