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McClure takes Advance Auto Parts/Hobart UARA 150 at Lonesome Pine Raceway Coeburn Va- Abingdon VA driver Eric McClure showed the fans and the UARA drivers he knows how to get around Lonesome Pine Raceway Saturday night in the Advance Auto ...

McClure takes Advance Auto Parts/Hobart UARA 150 at Lonesome Pine Raceway

Coeburn Va- Abingdon VA driver Eric McClure showed the fans and the UARA drivers he knows how to get around Lonesome Pine Raceway Saturday night in the Advance Auto Parts/Hobart UARA 150 as he set on the pole and lead all 150 laps of the event. With this Saturday nights race being sanctioned by UARA-Stars the local points would not be in effect for this race, but on Thursday afternoon after talking to UARA officials Jerry McClure, Eric's dad and car owner decided to make the trip and after Saturday's win the team is glad they did.

After the two hour Practice session Eric was not happy with the car and was uncertain about how well they would qualify or run in the race. As it would turn out Eric bumped series point leader Lee Tissot from the pole by a tenth of a second. As the green flag fell McClure would jump out to a comfortable lead until lap 60 when Nate Monteith and Mark King came together on the back straight ending Monteith chances for a top ten finish early. When the field returned to green McClure seemed to have not cleaned off his tires well and slide up the banking in turn three allowing a hard charging Tissot to pull along side. Keeping his patience McClure was able to pull ahead and go on to win his first UARA-Stars event. Following McClure to the line was Tissot in second; Keith Stiltner, Robbie Ferguson, and Mark Ketron round out the top five. Finishing sixth through ten was Tim Weaver, Dange Haniford, Jason Mitcham, Ronnie McCarty, and Brandon McCarson.

The UARA-Stars next stop will be back at the famed Nashville Fairgrounds on July the 3rd. For more information please contact the UARA-Stars at (828) 692-3833 or visit our web page at www.uara-stars.com

Advance Auto Parts/Hobart 150 Unofficial Results
1) Eric McClure
2) Lee Tissot
3) Keith Stiltner
4) Robby Ferguson
5) Mark Ketron
6) Tim Weaver
7) Dange Haniford
8) Jason Mitcham
9) Ronnie McCarty
10) Brandon McCarson
11) Stephen Gahagan
12) Kevin McCurry
13) Wayne Grubb
14) Carl Cormier
15) Nick Hutchins
16) Mark King
17) RA Brown
18) Nate Monteith
19) Danny Efland

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mark King , Eric McClure , Tim Weaver , Danny Efland