<pre> 2002 USAR Hooters ProCup Series race Facts WHAT: Naturally Fresh Foods 250 presented by NAPA Auto Care Centers USAR Hooters ProCup Series Race ...
<pre> 2002 USAR Hooters ProCup Series race Facts
WHAT: Naturally Fresh Foods 250 presented by NAPA Auto Care Centers USAR Hooters ProCup Series Race #2 of 32 (Southern Division Race #2)
WHERE: Five Flags Speedway - Pensacola, Florida .5 Mile Banked Oval
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2002
DISTANCE: 250 Laps/125 Miles
POSTED AWARDS: $112,500
STARTING FIELD: 36 cars possible. Fastest 32 cars through time trials. Four provisional positions based on the 2002 USAR rule book. One provisional each may be added to the field for a former Hooters ProCup Series Champion, or a former USAR Hooters ProCup Series Rookie of the Year who competed in 2001.
PROMOTER: Five Flags Speedway
TV: SPEED CHANNEL (Tape-Delayed) Thursday, March 21, 2002 9:00 pm (EST) & 1:00 am (EST) Friday, March 22, 2002 12:30 pm (EST)
SUNSHINE NETWORK (Tape-Delayed) Tuesday, March 26, 2002 2:00 pm (EST)
Friday, March 15: 5:00 - 7:00 pm Early Parking & Registration
Saturday, March 16: 7:00 am USAR Officials Meeting 7:30 am Late Hauler Parking 8:00 am Pit Gates Open 8:30 am Tech Opens 9:00 am Crew Chief Meeting 9:15 am Rookie Meeting 10:00 am Front Gate Opens 10:30 am USAR Hooters ProCup Practice Begins 1:00 pm USAR Hooters ProCup Practice Ends 1:30-2:30 pm Remove Haulers from Infield 2:45 pm ProCup Drivers Meeting 3:00 pm Chapel Service 5:00 pm USAR Hooters ProCup Qualifying Time Trials 6:15 pm Autograph Session 7:10 pm Pre-Race Ceremonies 7:30 pm Naturally Fresh Foods 250 Presented by Napa Auto Care Center (250 Laps)
RECORDS: Qualifying: Shane Huffman (18.420 sec.) 97.720 mph/March 31,2002. Race: Bobby Gill (Time of Race 2:05:00) Aver Green Flag Speed 92.63 MPH
2001 RACES: Three-time defending USAR Hooters ProCup Series Champion Bobby Gill used his experience at this track, to lead 158 laps and continue on to win six races during the year, along with capturing the 2001 USAR Hooters ProCup Championship.
NOTES OF INTEREST:
· The Naturally Fresh Foods 250 presented by NAPA Auto Care Center will be the second race for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series at Five Flags Speedway
· Bobby Gill is looking to record his second win at this track.
· Bobby Gill and Hal Goodson ran in the 2001 Snow Ball Derby held at Five Flags Speedway.
· Shane Huffman had a very strong car leading 45 laps until he experienced mechanical trouble.