USAR: North Series Lonesome Pine report

Harris makes it two in a row at the Food City 250. Coeburn, VA- Rain showers may have dampened the asphalt but they couldn't lower the excitement of the USAR Hooters Pro Cup North Series, Allison Legacy Series and Morgan-McClure Late Model Stock...

Harris makes it two in a row at the Food City 250.

Coeburn, VA- Rain showers may have dampened the asphalt but they couldn't lower the excitement of the USAR Hooters Pro Cup North Series, Allison Legacy Series and Morgan-McClure Late Model Stock Cars.

Qualifying for the Morgan-McClure Late Models was canceled due to afternoon showers. The fourteen-car field lined up by the current point standings and took to the track for a 50-lap feature race. On the pole for the second week in a row was the 02 of Chad Harris. Claiming the outside pole was the 99 of Matt Wolfe. After taking the green, Harris went on to lead all 50 laps.

"We thought we had something for the 02 car this week, but I guess we were a little short. I felt a little tight in the center, I guess we will take it back to the shop and work on it a little more. Soon enough we will be knocking on the 02's door in a battle for position," said driver of the 99 Matt Wolfe. "We will take two seconds in a row, but soon we will be taking home the trophy."

While most of the field stayed single file throughout the race, Steve Blackburn (22) and Eric McClure found opportunities to work their way up through the field. Kres VanDyke (15) looked for every opportunity to pass the third place car of Michael Kidd (49). Kidd was able to keep VanDyke behind him as the laps counted down.

The top five finishers are as follows: Chad Harris (02), Matt Wolfe (99), Michael Kidd (49), Kres VanDyke (15) and Doug Price (11). Making their debut in the Morgan-McClure Late Model field were three of LPIR's Limited Sportsman drivers. Chris Tunnell (6), Larry McKnight Jr. (8) and Will McKnight (9) took the opportunity to gain seat time and prepare for future advancement in the Late Model division.

Mark Howard (7) took home the checkered in the Allison Legacy Series race. The Allison Legacy Series had not visited LPIR in numerous years.

In the night's feature event, the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Food City 250, Jay Fogleman (4) took the lead late in the race and was able to hold off the competition to claim the victory.

Lonesome Pine Raceway returns to six divisions of racing on Friday, May 2, 2003 for the Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital 260. The Morgan-McClure Late Model Stock Cars, Honda of Prestonsburg Limited Sportsman, Pepsi Grand Stocks, Vic's Decorating Modified 4's, Community Trust Bank Pure Stock 4's and the Legends will provide a full slat of racing action. Grandstands open at 4:30 p.m., qualifying is at 6:20 p.m. and racing action begins at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $10, students and seniors $6 and children 12 and under are free. For more information visit www.lpraceway.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Eric McClure , Mark Howard