USAR: Goodson Racing signs Hunter Robbins

Goodson Racing and Hunter Robbins Team Up For Full Hooter's Pro Cup Southern Division Schedule PENSACOLA, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2008) -- Goodson Racing has a reputation for developing young and talented drivers looking to make a career driving race cars...

Goodson Racing and Hunter Robbins Team Up For Full Hooter's Pro Cup Southern Division Schedule

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2008) -- Goodson Racing has a reputation for developing young and talented drivers looking to make a career driving race cars and now team owner Tracy Goodson is taking his team to the next level -- the Hooter's Pro Cup Series. He has hired 16-year old Hunter Robbins of Montgomery, Ala. to pilot the team's entry in the Southern Division for the Pro Cup Series.

Last season, Goodson Racing tested the waters in Hooter's Pro Cup competition running two races at the end of the season and now Goodson feels it is the perfect time to take his race team on the road with the national touring series.

"This is a great step for our race team, I am very excited about the season and cannot wait until the first race," commented Goodson. "We have built a brand new, state of the art race shop and I have an incredible combination of a young, talented driver and experienced, winning crew chief."

The Crew Chief Goodson mentioned is none other than four-time Hooter's Pro Cup Champion driver, Benny Gordon. Gordon will continue driving for his own team in the Northern Division but will grab a wrench during his off weekends and make all of the calls for Goodson Racing during their campaign for the Southern Division Championship.

Hunter Robbins drove for Goodson for the first time last week during a Super Late Model race in Lakeland, Fla. Although the finish only shows 11th, the new combination was a threat for the race win before getting caught up in a 17-car crash.

"We just got in that big wreck and one of the guys hit us and it hurt something in the front end of the car and knocked the toe out a lot," said Robbins. "We tried to fix it as best we could, but the car just wasn't the same after that. It was just real tight in the middle, so we just had to ride it out until the finish."

"I am just grateful for this opportunity with Goodson Racing. I know Tracy has launched many young drivers into bigger race series and I want to help Tracy to make it into the big time of Motorsports. His race cars and entire operation are the nicest anywhere around."

-credit: gr

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