USAR: Myrtle Beach CS: Jay Fogleman race report

Fogleman Leads Laps & Hits Top Ten in Points MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Jay Fogleman driver of the No. 4 Greased Lightning Ford, hit the beach last Saturday with a top performance, taking the lead three times. His eighth place finish placed him tenth...

Fogleman Leads Laps & Hits Top Ten in Points

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Jay Fogleman driver of the No. 4 Greased Lightning Ford, hit the beach last Saturday with a top performance, taking the lead three times. His eighth place finish placed him tenth in points and only 90 points out of second spot.

This being the fourth race of six in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup championship series, Fogleman qualified in the fifth position and said it was driver error that kept him from a possible pole. "I drove it in too hard on the second lap and that cost us."

Leading a total of 17 laps during the first half of the race, the No. 4 Greased Lightning Ford team could feel a possible win brewing. The team stayed with the top 5 cars up until the last pit stop when a lug nut got hung up in the air gun and caused them to go back on track in 20th position.

"At a track like Myrtle Beach [Speedway] track position is critical. All the late race cautions killed our chances of getting back to the front to challenge for the win," said Fogleman. "Coming from 20th to finish eighth was the best we could get."

The last two events have seen a strong performance from the No. 4 Greased Lightning Ford team. Fogleman has moved up in the points to tenth and finishing the season in the top five is easily within reach.

When asked what has changed, Fogleman commented, "Our team's performance lately is great! With Roger Varney back as crew chief and support from Greased Lightning, this team has gotten a boost. I wish this was the beginning of the season instead of the end. I am excited again and really look forward to next year."

Next race for the championship is Nov. 11, at South Georgia Motorsports Park; a track where Fogleman has always ran around the top five but never competed for the win. This year's event could see that change.

-credit: jl

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