USAR: Myrtle Beach: Southern Division preview

Goodson looks to continue streak at the Beach. Fayetteville, GA (June 10, 2002)-- When the USAR Hooters ProCup Series returns to Myrtle Beach Speedway on June 15 one particular driver will be looking forward to the race-- Hal Goodson.

Goodson looks to continue streak at the Beach.

Fayetteville, GA (June 10, 2002)-- When the USAR Hooters ProCup Series returns to Myrtle Beach Speedway on June 15 one particular driver will be looking forward to the race-- Hal Goodson. Goodson, from nearby Florence, SC, enters the Bi-Lo 250 presented by Black's Tire Service with several motives for another good performance.

One, he is driving the Black's Tire Service Chevrolet in the race that features his sponsor's company as part of the race title. Second, the veteran driver swept both races at the track last year and, finally, Goodson could win in front of hundreds of family and friends expected to make the short trip to the beach.

"It is always nice to race in front of your family and friends," said Goodson."Our focus as a team will be the same as always in that we come to the track to run well, concentrate on pit stops and racing. I will get a chance to say hey to a lot of my family and friends during the day as they visit us before the race."

Goodson is having a strong start to the 2002 season. He has collected an average finish of fifth-place over the first six races of the year in the Southern Division and sat third in the point standings before the Series enjoyed a Memorial Day holiday break.

"We have had some good runs and finished second a couple of times," said Goodson."But something is going to have to happen for anyone to get by the #5 car." Goodson was referring to defending USAR Hooters ProCup Series champion Bobby Gill, who has won all six of his starts this year in the Series.

Goodson won last year for two different car owners and feels his chances are good for his third consecutive win at the track.

"Myrtle Beach Speedway is a Black's Tire Service track," he added."They have run good here in any kind of car they put on the track and we hope to continue that string for them. Jason (Sarvis) has ran good here as well, finishing second in the Spring and on the lead lap in the Fall. Hopefully we will have both of us up there battling for the win."

Sarvis enters this weekend's race on the heels of collecting his first career win in USAR Hooters ProCup Series competition at USA International Speedway two weeks ago. Goodson, his teammate, finished a close second.

The race will be a prelude for the one of the stops in the Fall for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series Four Champions Championship Series. That race will feature top-finishing drivers from both the Northern and Southern divisions as they battle during the five-race series to determine the 2002 USAR Hooters ProCup Series National Champion.

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