USAR: Ace: Stacy Puryear race report

Puryear returns to ProCup Tour. Stacy Puryear had been waiting all year long for April 19. It marked his first Hooters ProCup start of 2002. Puryear went to work for team owner and business man Butch Mabe, owner of Mabe Trucking Company in early...

Puryear returns to ProCup Tour.

Stacy Puryear had been waiting all year long for April 19. It marked his first Hooters ProCup start of 2002. Puryear went to work for team owner and business man Butch Mabe, owner of Mabe Trucking Company in early February to maintain and drive his Late Model Stock cars. He also had to get his own ProCup car ready after he purchased it from the team he drove for last year and it needed to be totally rebuilt to his liking. Puryear didn't disappoint Mabe or himself. He qualified 7th and finished 10th. Puryear ran with the leaders all night, in the top five from the 8th lap until 18 laps to go.He and the 55 car tangled while battling for 5th. Puryear collected a piece of the inside wall off of Turn 4 with the 55 car receiving a stop and go penalty. He ran as high as 2nd behind leader Jay Fogleman from Lap 160 to 185. It was the best run Puryear has had since he won at Jennerstown last April. The race was won by Bobby Gill, who has won all 4 ProCup races this season. Jason Sarvis was 2nd, Hal Goodson 3rd, Late Model stock driver Todd Massey 4th and Steven Christian 5th.

"I am just so happy to be back in the Hooters ProCup Series with Mabe Trucking Company. My crew did a great job and my tire changing crew, God's Pit Crew, a crisis response team did a good job as well. I would like to thank Billy Banks for building a strong engine. We won't be at all of the rest of the ProCup races but we'll run at least 5 more. It is just hard to start a ProCup team up. You have to have good full time help, a good pit stop crew, a good engine program, good cars, and every member of the crew has to give 110 percent. We'll run Kenly, Myrtle Beach, Hickory, South Boston and Concord. We would love to get into the top 25 in points so we could run the Championship races, but that is going to be just about out of the question with the competition this year" said Puryear.

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