FAYETTEVILLE, GA (September 19, 2000) â€“ As the season for the United Speed Alliance Racing Hooters ProCup Series enters its stretch run, the four year-old series prepares for a special night of racing this Saturday at historic...
FAYETTEVILLE, GA (September 19, 2000) – As the season for the United Speed Alliance Racing Hooters ProCup Series enters its stretch run, the four year-old series prepares for a special night of racing this Saturday at historic Greenville-Pickens Speedway for the running of the Hooters 250 Dan Duncan Memorial presented by Aloe Lu-Ya.
The race is the third event of the four race "Four Champions Challenge Series" held each season to honor the memory of the four men who perished in a plane crash in 1993. Alan Kulwicki, Mark Brooks, Charlie Campbell and Dan Duncan are remembered each season with the "Four Champions Challenge Series."
1999 Hooters ProCup Series champion and current points leader Bobby Gill, along with Greenville-Pickens standout Mardy Lindely enter the Hooters 250 Dan Duncan Memorial with an opportunity to win a $25,000 bonus if either driver can win the race this weekend.
The "Four Champions Challenge Series" offers a bonus to any driver who can win two, three or all four of the special events. Gill or Lindley can win the bonus at Greenville-Pickens and if a driver can win any three of the races, they can win a $50,000 bonus.
"We are certainly looking forward to this weekend," said Gill after winning last weekend at Montgomery Motor Speedway. "We are going to go up there and try and win the race first and if we do that the bonus will take care of itself."
Gill is on pace to become the first driver in the history of the USAR Hooters ProCup Series to top the $100,000 mark in regular season earnings. Gill, who won over $280,000 during his championship season one year ago, has already won $93,400 while he has collected seven wins to tie Michael Ritch’s record of most single-season wins.
Over 44 drivers have pre-entered for this weekend’s race at Greenville-Pickens, and, with last year’s winner Toby Porter not registered to compete a new winner is virtually assured. Steven Christian finished second last season at Greenville-Pickens and currently sits in second place to Gill in the points standings, while Gill finished third last year.
"USAR is looking forward to returning to Greenville-Pickens Speedway," said USAR president Gene Cox. "The upstate is known for having great race fans and the Hooters ProCup Series has enjoyed a great season of competition and attendance along every stop on our schedule and we certainly look forward to visiting Tom Blackwell and his staff this weekend." USAR has announced several drivers will be at the Hooters in Greenville Friday night from 6 until 9 p.m. with a live radio remote scheduled and autographs available from the drivers in attendance. As always at each USAR Hooters ProCup Series race, fans will be able to visit their favorite driver up close trackside before the start of the race. Gates open at 4 p.m. with Hooters ProCup Series qualifying at 5:30 and racing scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $20 for adults with children under 12 admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please contact USAR at 770-719-0204.