Fogleman wins at Holland International Speedway Holland, NY (May 25, 2002) - Jay Fogleman outlasted a hard-charging Eric Corbett on a late restart to win the Naturally Fresh Foods 250 presented by Sunoco Saturday night at Holland Speedway.
Fogleman wins at Holland International Speedway
Holland, NY (May 25, 2002) - Jay Fogleman outlasted a hard-charging Eric Corbett on a late restart to win the Naturally Fresh Foods 250 presented by Sunoco Saturday night at Holland Speedway. Fogleman became the first driver to win multiple events in the USAR Hooters ProCup Series this season. The previous eight races this season produced eight different winners for the first time in the history of the short track series.
Joel Kauffman finished third for his fourth consecutive top-10 finish in as many races and collected the Miller Lite Rookie of the Race Award. Brian Ross finished fourth and Danny Sammons completed the top five.
"We had a great car all night and it was good to get this win for my dad (Kent Fogleman) who has been in the hospital this past week," said Fogleman. "Last year we only won one race and we have already beaten that total this year. Hopefully we can get some more wins and be there for the championship series."
Brian Ross started from the Advance Auto Parts pole and led the first 65 laps before Fogleman passed for the lead on lap 66. Fogleman led at halfway and won the Lucas Oil Products Halfway Leader Award. Kauffman moved into the lead on lap 137 and appeared to be on the way to his first career win in the Series in just his fourth start until he broke a shock with about 50 laps to go in the race.
The race was slowed 10 times by caution for 56 laps with the third caution of the race causing the biggest problems for competitors. Hal Goodson and Danny Sammons made contact going into turn three on lap 38. Also collected in the incident were Eric Corbett, Jason McLellan and Robbie Thompson. Goodson was the only car not able to continue after the five-car accident.
The win was the eighth career victory for the veteran driver in the USAR Hooters ProCup Series. Ross and Corbett are now tied for the lead in the Northern Division points with 590. The win moves Fogleman into third with 547 points and Joel Kauffman trails by 20 (527). Jeff Agnew sits fifth with 525 points.
Brian Eckliff advanced 13 positions during the race to win the Hard Charger Award. The Northern Division returns to action on Saturday, June 7th at Winchester Speedway. Ross is the defending winner of the spring race at the high-banked one-half mile track located in eastern Indiana.
Naturally Fresh Foods 250 presented by Sunoco Notebook
* 30 Drivers entered the Naturally Fresh Foods 250 presented by Sunoco at Holland International Speedway. Grant Andrews was forced to miss the race after suffering motor problems during practice.
* Danny Sammons collected his second career top-five finish Saturday night coming in a solid fifth. Sammons only other career top-five finish was also at Holland International Speedway June of 2002 with a career-best second-place finish.
* Rookie Joel Kauffman led twice in the race for 67 laps and finished third for his second consecutive top-five finish in the Series. Kauffman has finished in the top-10 in all four of his starts this season.
* Jay Fogleman became the first repeat winner in the Series this season. There had been eight different winners in as many races to open the 2003 season in the USAR Hooters ProCup Series before Fogleman was able to repeat. Fogleman won at Lonesome Pine Raceway in April.
* After Hal Goodson opened the 2003 season with a sixth-place finish at Jennerstown Speedway, the veteran has yet to finish higher than 26th since then.
* Dale Evonsion finished 10th Saturday night to collect his first top-10 finish since last September at Motordrome when he finished ninth.