Sunday Money Longs, SC-Benny Gordon has already picked up over $100,000 in winning during the 2005 season. But if the DuBois, Pa., driver visits victory lane in the Dan Duncan Memorial Kroger 250 presented by ProMedia, Inc. at Motor Mile...
Longs, SC-Benny Gordon has already picked up over $100,000 in winning during the 2005 season. But if the DuBois, Pa., driver visits victory lane in the Dan Duncan Memorial Kroger 250 presented by ProMedia, Inc. at Motor Mile Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 7, he will add another $25,000 to his bank account.
As part of the Four Champions Challenge, any driver that can win all five Championship Series events can add $100,000 to their season winnings. The $100,000 bonus will go unclaimed after Shane Huffman and Gordon split the first two Championship Series events, but Gordon still has a chance to win half of it.
By winning back-to-back Championship Series events at Mansfield and Myrtle Beach, Gordon can pick a $25,000 check for completing the hat trick at Motor Mile.
"I felt that would be nearly impossible to win all five races with the amount of talent in the Championship Series," said Gordon, driver of the No. 66 Predator Performance Ford. "Our team keeps giving me good pit stops, and our equipment is second to none. I thought Myrtle Beach was our last good chance at a win, but we're going to try to win both of the last races."
If Gordon sweeps the final two races, he will take home a $50,000 bonus for winning four of the five Championship Series events. And that may not be too farfetched.
In the July race at MMS, Gordon took the lead away from Jay Fogleman with 40 laps to go and went on to pick up the first Northern Division win of his career. Since his breakthrough win at MMS, Gordon has won five of the last seven events he's entered and carries a 74-point lead over Shane Huffman and Clay Rogers.
"We're going to have to win the last two races of the season to catch Benny in the points," said Huffman, driver of the No. 84 Elm Hill Meats Ford. "We usually run well at Motor Mile and Lakeland, and I think we can win both of them."
But there will be gaggle of competition of vying for the win.
Bobby Gill and Jay Fogleman have multiple wins at the high-banked bullring, and both will be strong in the Sunday race. But the race winner may be the driver that has the most experience at the Virginia facility.
Jeff Agnew, driver of the No. 73 NGA Hooters Golf Tour Chevrolet, has picked up four track championships at MMS, competing in the Late Model Stock division. Agnew has been the best car of late at MMS, but racing luck hasn't been on his side.
"We've had a car here, at least four times, that should have won the race, but something silly ends up happening," said Agnew. "I believe there's a monkey waiting at the gate that jumps on our back when we walk in."
If he can shake the ape, Agnew stands a great chance to keep Gordon from walking away with the Sunday money.
The Dan Duncan Memorial Kroger 250 presented by ProMedia, Inc. at Motor Mile Speedway will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Gates will open to the public at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. The pre-race autograph session will start at 12:45 p.m.