USAR: Concord: Event preview

Concord Motorsport Park Hosts USAR. MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- As the 2003 USAR Hooters ProCup Series Southern Division enters its fifth event of the season the competition is as close as ever between the drivers. Last season Bobby Gill opened the ...

Concord Motorsport Park Hosts USAR.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- As the 2003 USAR Hooters ProCup Series Southern Division enters its fifth event of the season the competition is as close as ever between the drivers. Last season Bobby Gill opened the season with a string of six consecutive wins to open the season however, this season there have been four different winners in as many races in the Southern Division.

The Naturally Fresh Foods 250 will be the first time in several years the popular short-track touring series has visiting the ultra-fast one-half mile track in the spring. The previous two events have been held in the fall with challenging weather conditions.

Gill is the defending champion of the race at Concord Motorsport Park with his win last fall in the rain-shortened event which was called after 222 laps. Concord is a challenging race track that is hard on equipment and drivers. So difficult in fact that Concord Motorsport Park is the only track on the 2003 schedule with five or more previous Hooters ProCup Series races without a repeat winner.

Michael Ritch, Clay Rogers and Mario Gosselin join Gill as Southern Division drivers expected to return to the track located near Concord, North Carolina. Hal Goodson, who won a Championship Series race at the track in 2001, is now a Northern Division competitor and will not compete. Chad Chaffin is the only other previous winner who is now competing full-time in the Craftsman Truck Series.

The Naturally Fresh Foods 250 presented by Jennie-O Turkey Store will be an exciting experience for the drivers as the unique shape and layout of the track make it one of the fastest tracks on the schedule. The design of the track allows for some of the fastest corner speeds on the schedule which leads to some exciting racing.

Mardy Lindley will attempt to be the first back-to-back winner in the division this season as he enters CMS fresh off of a win at Ace Speedway back in April. Lindley outlasted a hard-charging Benny Gordon for the win and will be one of the favorites entering the weekend.

Huffman leads the Southern Division standings by 8 points (546-538) over Joe Gaita and by 28 points over third-place Toby Porter with 518.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Clay Rogers , Chad Chaffin , Mario Gosselin