USARacing Double-Header with ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour This Weekend at Lanier National Speedway Concord, NC (June 22, 2009) -- There will be no breaks this week for the USARacing Pro Cup Series as they will head straight to Lanier ...
USARacing Double-Header with ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour This Weekend at Lanier National Speedway
Concord, NC (June 22, 2009) -- There will be no breaks this week for the USARacing Pro Cup Series as they will head straight to Lanier National Speedway this weekend in Braselton, GA for the Aaron's 250. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 27, 2009, and will be a combo event with the ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour.
This will be the first time the USARacing Pro Cup Series has held an event at the 3/8 mile asphalt oval and the first ever combo event with ASA. The USARacing Pro Cup Series will run a 250 lap event followed by a 100 lap event by the ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour. This event is set to be one of the biggest events in Northern Georgia this summer.
"USAR is very excited to partner up with the ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour," said Jimmy Wilson, Vice President/ Series Director. "John Kee and Micky Cain have done an outstanding job building their series and we look forward to a great partnership with this doubleheader and the Lanier National Speedway staff."
"It's great to partner up with the USARacing group," said Micky Cain, ASA SAT Series Director. "Fans will get to attend two great events on the same night. Plus, they'll have a chance to see plenty of short-track fireworks the week before July 4th."
Kyle Fowler's first appearance with Pro Cup ended early after a transmission issue took him out of the race at Myrtle Beach Speedway last weekend. Fowler, who made his USARacing Pro Cup Series debut at Myrtle Beach is a Georgia native and is excited to get back on the horse and run this weekend at Lanier, a track the youngster has plenty of familiarity with.
"I do have about a million laps at Lanier, I definitely will have a better chance there than [at Myrtle Beach]," commented Fowler after the Grand Strand 250 presented by Black's Tire & Auto Service. "I'm pretty familiar with Lanier, so hopefully we can go there and get a good showing in."
Current series point leader and three time 2009 winner, Clay Rogers will be coming to Lanier National Speedway for the first time in his racing career.
"We look at this track as any other track that we've never seen before. We'll take it as it comes. Nine times out of ten we run fairly the same setup and just make a couple of changes. We've been really competitive so far this year and I don't really expect anything different here," commented the driver of the No. 54s C&C Boiler Sales & Service Chevrolet. "The ASA series is a totally different type of car, they run a different tire and it's a little different rubber that they lay down. We race super late models too when we get the opportunity, it's a cool series. I've heard a lot about the track and the series at this track and hopefully we can continue to put on a good show for them."
For more information on the Aaron's 250 at Lanier National Speedway, log on to: www.laniernationalspeedway.com or check out the new and improved www.usarprocup.com.