Benny Gordon captures USAR Hooters Pro Cup win. One astonishing victory! What could be better than the first win in front of all of your hometown family and friends? Gordon, originally from DuBois, Pa, takes the checkered flag in front of a...
Benny Gordon captures USAR Hooters Pro Cup win. One astonishing victory! What could be better than the first win in front of all of your hometown family and friends? Gordon, originally from DuBois, Pa, takes the checkered flag in front of a hometown crowd.
"It's the best feeling, to come home and get my first win in a touring series. Next I get to go to my current hometown track and try to do it again. Man, I can't stress the amount of pressure that this team was under. Our team owners, Johnny Dangerfield and Troy Baird has put a lot of time and money in this team and they want us to produce!"
Well produce they did! Gordon started 7th and maintained the fourth and fifth spot for most of the night. He stated that the car was a little tight in the first half, but after the pit stop taking on four tires and an adjustment, it was perfect. Gordon kept it clean and tried to stay out of trouble while working his way to the second position. With about 60 laps to go, he set up for the pass on Clay Rogers and completed the pass for the lead coming out of turn two. Gordon continued the lead throughout the remainder of the race sitting through one red flag and several cautions.
It has been a long tough road for Gordon and crew. Under the pressure of knowing they needed to produce and knowing in the back of their minds that they could, winning this race was a huge relief. It was the big one, the first one and it was in front of his original hometown. A lot of emotions poured as the team and family gathered in victory lane. Both of Gordon's parents were there and a large following of Pa friends. This win moves Gordon from the 14th position to the 5th position in the point's standings. Gordon is also the leading the points for the rookie of the year title for the series. As the team is looking forward to their trip to their current hometown track, Myrtle Beach, SC they seem to be in a total different frame of mind. Going in with the confidence that they have been lacking all season, Gordon and crew finally have the rights of being a USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Winner!
The team plans to kick off the trip with a huge homecoming party outside the gates of the speedway. Myrtle Beach has a huge following of Benny Gordon fans making the hour and a half trip to watch their long time local hero compete for win number two.