USAR: Concord CS: Matt Lofton preview

Lofton Knocking on the Door of First Pro Cup Win Mooresville, N.C. (September 4, 2009) -- Matt Lofton's season has been getting better throughout the year, improving on his performance level and team confidence. This weekend marks the...

Lofton Knocking on the Door of First Pro Cup Win

Mooresville, N.C. (September 4, 2009) -- Matt Lofton's season has been getting better throughout the year, improving on his performance level and team confidence. This weekend marks the first race in the Championship Series and Lofton could not be more convinced in his chances to win his first career Pro Cup victory.

"I definitely feel like we have a top three car for sure," commented Lofton after a testing session held at the track earlier in the week. "Anytime you get a top three car in this Series, you have a chance to win. We probably had one of the worst cars that we've had last time here at Concord, but I really feel like we made some huge strides during the test and this could be the best shot we have at a win."

This season, Lofton has had many career bests, which has led him to be a Championship contender for the first time in his career. Lofton most recently led for the first time in the Series at Langley Speedway two weeks ago, but a motor problem prevented him from his first win.

"We went back and evaluated the problem and it really wasn't anything to cause concern," explained Lofton. "We had some damage from an incident early in the race, and that's what caused the overheating. Leading those laps for the first time, it was a great confidence booster and something that the team really needed."

Lofton enters the Championship Series eighth in points. This gives him and the Strutmasters Racing team a strong shot at winning their first Championship.

"We definitely have a shot at it. Anything can happen in those last few races. Whichever team makes the fewest mistakes is going to be there in the end," commented Lofton. "Clay and Brandon have been doing a great job these last couple races, but I really feel like between Brandon and me, we've been the hottest thing rolling into the Championship Series. We definitely have a shot if I can minimize any mistakes, we should be pretty good."

Come watch Lofton gun for his first Pro Cup victory at the Concord 250 which starts at 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 5 at Concord [N.C.] Speedway. You can also see all the action from the Concord event on your local FSN station on Sunday, October 25 at 11:30am.

-credit: mlPR

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