USAR: Goodson looks to St. Augustine for turnaround

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 12, 2001) -- When the USAR ProCup Series takes to the track at St. Augustine Speedway in St. Augustine, Fla. this weekend, Hal Goodson has one goal in mind - earning a solid finish and creating momentum that will...

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 12, 2001) -- When the USAR ProCup Series takes to the track at St. Augustine Speedway in St. Augustine, Fla. this weekend, Hal Goodson has one goal in mind - earning a solid finish and creating momentum that will propel him to championship honors at season's end. Goodson and Taylor Motorsports experienced a string of bizarre circumstances in the season's first race at USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla. that left the driver with a disappointing finish. "Lakeland was one of those races where when one thing goes wrong, it all goes wrong," Goodson said. "But we've got a strong race team and I can't wait to get to St. Augustine and show what we're capable of achieving during the upcoming season." After a recent test session at St. Augustine, Goodson's confidence level is high. "After our test at St. Augustine, I am very confident that we are taking a racecar that can contend for the pole and the race win," he said. Crew Chief Colan Ingle shares Goodson's thoughts. "We are looking to St. Augustine to create and build momentum for a solid race season," he said. "Lakeland is behind us. Our season starts this weekend at St. Augustine." Goodson joined Taylor Motorsports in July 2000, scoring two victories, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes, along with four pole positions while competing in only 13 USAR ProCup Series events. The Darlington, S.C. native will compete in the No. 45 Chevrolet Monte Carlos full-time in the USAR ProCup Series this season, vying for championship honors. In addition, Taylor Motorsports will enter Goodson in four (4) NASCAR Busch Series events. USAR ProCup Series qualifying at the 0.5-mile paved oval in St. Augustine is set for 5:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 17. Goodson takes the green flag two hours later at 7:30 p.m. EST. -Jason Wise

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