Dominant Vickers Finishes Second in Thriller at Jennerstown 17-year-old closes in on Hooters ProCup North Point Lead Thomasville, NC 17-year-old Brian Vickers and BLV Motorsports dominated the second half of the USAR Hooters ProCup Series...
Dominant Vickers Finishes Second in Thriller at Jennerstown
17-year-old closes in on Hooters ProCup North Point Lead
Thomasville, NC 17-year-old Brian Vickers and BLV Motorsports dominated the second half of the USAR Hooters ProCup Series Lucas Oil 250 at Jennerstown Speedway in Pennsylvania and finished a thrilling second place to Jeff Agnew. Vickers led 127 laps, but Agnew won the battle for the top spot on the final half-lap of a four lap shoot-out to edge Vickers by a mere .010 seconds for the victory. With his second place finish, Vickers closed to 23 points of USAR Hooters ProCup Series Northern Division point leader, Mardy Lindley.
Vickers qualified the #42 Stewart Components Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the 7th position and contended with the top-5 cars during the first half of the race. Brian stated, "We had a good car during the first half of the race. We were right there with the top-5. I believe we made our pit stop right around halfway and my crew did an awesome job to get us the lead. We came in the pits about fifth and went out as the leader of the race."
Brian was the halfway leader of the race and maintained the top spot until lap 249. "We had real good car after our pit stop and I was able to stay out front. We were able to build a comfortable lead during that long green flag run. If it would have stayed green, I think we would have been in a better position toward the end," commented Vickers. The red flag came out with four laps to go and setup a shoot-out between Brian, Jeff Agnew and Jason Sarvis. Brian jokingly stated afterwards "We are going to vote for races to end under caution from here on out. Seriously though, Jeff had a better car than us at the end of the race and raced us real hard and clean. He is a good racer and I have a lot of respect for him. I think we gave the fans something to cheer about and I would like to congratulate Jeff, Doug (Agnew's Crew Chief Doug Weddle) and the all of Team 7 on their win; they deserved one. All in all, we had a good night and made up some points on Mardy. We will be back and ready to go in two weeks at Winchester."
The Lucas Oil 250 from Jennerstown will be broadcast on Speedvision Thursday, July 19th at 9:00pm. Brian and the BLV Motorsports team will be back in action on Saturday, July 28th at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, IN. To learn more about Brian and the team, log onto www.brianvickers.com.