USAR: Goodson Marches at Myrtle Beach

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., (June 11,2001) -- Hal Goodson marched to the beat of his own drum Saturday night in USAR ProCup Series action at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway, scoring a dominating victory in front of his local fans. The Darlington, S.C.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., (June 11,2001) -- Hal Goodson marched to the beat of his own drum Saturday night in USAR ProCup Series action at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway, scoring a dominating victory in front of his local fans.

The Darlington, S.C. native earned his second consecutive Lance Snacks Pole Award and quickly showed the strength of his No. 45 Taylor Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Durmg the early stages of the event, Goodson held a MI straightaway lead over the competition.

Yt feels really good to be able to come down here and put on this kind of show for my fans from this are&" Goodson said- "From the time we unloaded the car, we were quick. The guys on this tam contmua to give me great race cars and their hard work paid off tQlli&t."

As the green flag waved, Goodson rockered into the lead and quickly pulled away from the field. The only time Goodson surrendered the lead was during pit stops. Coming out in fifth pIact following the pit stop, Goodson soon found his way back to the front.

"After the pit stop, 1 knew we had a car that wa capable of winning the race," Goodson said. "But T also knew that I n e d t d to get back to the front quick because Jason Sarvls had started to pull away. Once 1 caught Sarvis and was able to pass him I just ran my Iine and kept looking in my rw-view mirror to see where the competition w3s. This is a great victory for everyone."

The victory was Ch0d50n'~ second of the Season on the USAR ProCup Series, Tn the first eight events, Goodson has scored two victories, five top-five and seven top-ten finishes. In his last three USAR PraCup Series starts, Goodson has scored a third-place finish, 3 second-place f i s h and a Victory. This consistency hw propelled Goodson into a heated battle with Bobby Gill for the top spot in USAR Procup Sent5 Southern Division point standings.

Goodson and his Taylor Motorsports team get a weekend off before heading back into USAR ProCup Series action June 23 at Lonesome Phe Raceway Coeburq Va.

Tune in to Speedvision this Thursday, June 14th at 9:OO p.m EST to catch Goodson marching into victory lane at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

-TM

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